IMO Industries, J&H Marine sued for alleged asbestos exposure

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Oct 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO — James Bradford Jr. filed a complaint on Oct. 15, in the San Francisco Superior Court, against IMO Industries Inc., J&H Marine & Industrial Engineering Co. and Hopeman Brother Inc., et al., alleging that the defendants breached their duty of care while using asbestos.

The plaintiff is alleging that the defendants failed to keep the public from being exposed to the unsafe and dangerous substance.

According to the complaint, James Bradford Jr. used, handled or was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products coming from the defendants. 

He alleges severe and permanent injury. Plaintiff claims he had progressive lung disease due to alleged inhalation of asbestos fibers. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to comply with statutes by allowing ambient levels of airborne asbestos fiber to exceed the permissible/allowable levels with regard to the statutes of the Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for general damages, loss of income, medical expenses, costs of suit, exemplary or punitive damages and such other relief deem just and proper. 

He is represented by Alan R. Brayton, David R. Donadio, James P. Nevin and Nancy T. Williams of Brayton & Purcell LLP in Novato.

San Francisco Superior Court Case number CGC18276740

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