Plaintiff says a contractor that regularly worked on mechanical systems in a Masonite plant failed to take proper precautions with asbestos.
Future medical: $300,000
Loss of consortium: $800,000
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. by Venus Burns and Michael Reid, Los Angeles.
Foley & Mansfield by Khaled Taqi-Eddin and Arturo Sandoval, Walnut Creek.
Foley & Mansfield by Thomas Scully, Los Angeles.
James Dahlgren, M.D., toxic chemicals, Mountain View.
Barry Castleman, environmental factors, MD.
Kenneth Garza, industrial hygiene, San Antonio, TX.
Charles Ay, asbestos/insulation, Trabuco Canyon.
Joel Cohen, industrial hygiene, San Mateo.
Kenneth Mundt, epidemiology, Boston, MA.
Ervan Groves worked for Masonite Corporation in Ukiah, CA from 1964 to 1999. Masonite made wooden siding and doors primarily. Ervan Groves worked in the plate and wire department. He was also a laborer throughout the facility.
D.W. Nicholson was a contractor that performed over 100 jobs at Masonite during the course of Ervan Groves’ career. The company installed mechanical, electrical and piping equipment.
That D.W. Nicholson, through the course of their work, exposed Masonite employees, including Ervan Groves, to asbestos by not taking the appropriate safety and protective measures. That the asbestos exposure contributed to Mr. Groves’ terminal cancer.
D.W. Nicholson contended they did not work with asbestos.
Development of mesothelioma.
Loss of consortium.