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Goodyear Must Face Former Carpenter Over Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer

Ferdinand Catapano worked as a carpenter for almost 40 years at commercial and residential properties. Among the projects to which he was assigned included installing Goodyear floor tile. Now suffering from lung cancer, Mr. Catapano recalls that the tiles that he worked with came in a box that was specifically marked “vinyl asbestos tile.”

Recently, a New York judge has denied The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a man diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. Though the company argued that the tiles Ferdinand Catapano worked with contained no asbestos, testimony from both the victim and a former Goodyear floor tile development contradicted this assertion, giving rise to significant questions of fact.

Asbestos-contaminated vinyl floor tiles have been linked to malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

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