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Lawsuit Filed By Former Hoffman LaRoche Employee Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

Lawsuit Filed By Former Hoffman LaRoche Employee Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former pharmaceutical maintenance specialist at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from asbestosis. The lawsuit, filed in New Jersey Superior Court, asserts that he suffered injurious exposure to asbestos as a direct result of his exposure to asbestos fiber at work. The former worker brought the action against several manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos fiber.

The lawsuit, LaGreca v. CBS Corporation, was filed Friday in the Superior Court of New Jersey by the law ‚Ä®firm of Jon L. Gelman LLC, and Motley Rice LLC, on behalf of the injured worker. It alleges that those companies that mined, processed and sold asbestos-containing products were knowledgeable about the harmful effects of exposure to asbestos and asbestos-containing products and failed to provide those exposed with knowledge as to possible precautions to protect against the harmful effects of asbestos exposure.

Asbestosis is a progressive pulmonary disease associated with asbestos exposure. The rates of asbestos-related fatalities are predicted to continue for decades to come. Despite public outcry and the urging of physicians, asbestos is still not banned in the United States.

Attorney Jon L. Gelman, who has been litigating asbestos exposure claims for over three decades, said, “It is alleged the asbestos companies put into the stream of commerce a defective, unsafe and inherently dangerous product and failed to provide reasonable warnings.”

The defendants are CBS Corporation, n/k/a Viacom Inv., Frank A. McBride Co., Gould Pumps, Industrial Holding Corp., Ingersoll-Rand Company, and Wheeler Protective Apparel Inc.

Attorney Contact: 
Jon L. Gelman of Jon L. Gelman LLC, Wayne, NJ, 973.696.7900 or visit


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