Northeastern Pa. couple files asbestos claim in Philly courts

By Jon Campisi | Apr 23, 2012

A Northeastern Pennsylvania man and his wife have filed an asbestos mass tort claim at the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas over injuries the husband allegedly sustained relating to his exposure to the fiber during his working years.

The lawsuit was filed April 20 by Philadelphia attorney Edward M. Nass, of the firm Howard, Brenner & Nass, P.C., on behalf of Kenneth and Mary Ann Prevish of Peckville, Pa.

The main defendant listed in the civil action is Honeywell International. There are an additional 20 defendants, including, but not limited to, Cameron International Corporation, The Drever Group, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Ford Motor Company, Foster Wheeler Corporation and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

The lawsuit states that Kenneth Prevish, who is 74 years old, was diagnosed with lung cancer in early September 2010.

The suit claims that Prevish’s exposure to asbestos during his younger years was a factual cause of his injury.

According to the complaint, Prevish worked as a boiler tender for the United States Navy from 1955 to 1958, as a machine operator and in shipping and receiving for various companies, including Bennett Products and A.P. Grossman from 1958 to 1968, and as a truck driver and warehouse manager for Scranton Tobacco from 1963 to 1993.

The Prevish’s home in Peckville is located just outside Scranton in the northeastern part of the state.

The suit states that a claim of lost wages is not being asserted at this time; a breakdown of the damages sought in the lawsuit, which was filed as a short form complaint in the master asbestos litigation at Common Pleas Court, was not specified.


The case ID number is 120402318.


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