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10/24/2005
Federal Asbestos Claim Alleges “Cancerphobia”

On September 26, 2005, Willard Bartel and David Peebles, administrators of the estate of Paul S. Dickerson, commenced an action in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio seeking damages under The Jones Act for injuries allegedly incurred by Mr. Dickerson.  Bartel v. A-C Product Liability Trust, et al.   The Complaint alleges that Mr. Dickerson was exposed to asbestos-containing products of the defendants while working as a Merchant Mariner on various American ships.  In addition to Mr. Dickerson’s “anatomical disorder” and death, the complaint alleges that decedent’s asbestos exposure caused him to suffer “cancerphobia, traumatic stressful fear of affliction and worsening of pneumoconiosis as well as exacerbation of existing diseases.”  
Mr. Dickerson’s estate seeks damages in excess of $75,000 from the 77 named defendants which include shipowner employers, shipbuilders, manufacturers and distributors.  Mr. Dickerson’s estate is represented by The Maritime Asbestosis Legal Clinic, a Division of The Jaques Admiralty Law Firm.


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