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Navy serviceman claims asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma

By The Louisiana Record | Dec 10, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – A former U.S. Navy serviceman says he contracted mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos during his eight years of service.

William C. Bell filed a lawsuit Dec. 1 in Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans against Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., York International Corp., Cooper Industries, et al alleging liability for personal injury.

According to the complaint, Bell was exposed to asbestos between 1960 and 1968 as he served aboard the USS Noble, the USS Grapple, the USS Bainbridge, the USS Samuel N. Moore and other vessels. Diagnosed Sept. 3 with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of lung cancer traced to asbestos, Bell says the defendants are liable for illnesses he contracted from inhalation of the product’s dust.

Bell seeks an unspecified amount of damages plus interest and court costs. He is represented by attorney Jonathan B. Clement, Perry J. Roussel Jr., Lauren R. Clement and Benjamin P. Dinehart of the Mandeville firm of Roussel & Clement.

Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans Case number 2:15-cv-06394

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