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Couple sue Johns Manville over alleged ruptured patella tendon


By Philip Gonzales | Dec 24, 2018

PHILADELPHIA — A husband and wife are suing Johns Manville Corp., an insulation product distributor, citing alleged negligence.

Robert M. and Dorothy M. Bramble filed a complaint recently in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas against Johns Manville Corp., alleging the insulation product distributor failed to properly design and load its products to prevent an accident.

The defendant removed the case to Philadelphia federal court on Dec. 12.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Jan. 13, 2017, Robert Bramble was a tractor trailer driver employed by Boyle Bros. when he was injured when part of defendant's load of insulation products ejected from the trailer and struck him, causing him to fall to the ground. 

He allegedly suffered a left patella tendon rupture with hamstring augmentation. Dorothy Bramble allegedly suffered loss of consortium of her husband. The plaintiffs holds Johns Manville Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to properly secure the load of insulation products and failed to warn him that the packed products were in unsafe condition.

The plaintiffs seek judgment against defendant for a sum exceeding $50,000. They are represented by Stewart Cohen and John Slattery of Cohen Placitella & Roth PC in Philadelphia.

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Cohen Placitella & Roth PC Johns Manville Corporation Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

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