Docket No. 85148.

157 Mich. App. 633 (1986)

403 N.W.2d 482


Michigan Court of Appeals.

Decided December 30, 1986.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Bebout, Potere, Cox & Hughes, P.C. (by Francis P. Hughes and John P. Strayer), for plaintiff.

Barbier, Goulet, Petersmarck, Tolleson, Mead & Paige, P.C. (by Meria E. Larson and Thomas H. Hill), for B.F. Goodrich Company.

Dykema, Gossett, Spencer, Goodnow & Trigg (by Dennis M. Haffey), for Union Carbide Corporation, Tenneco Resins, Inc., Tenneco, Inc., Uniroyal, Inc., Allied Corporation, Occidental Chemical Corporation, and The Firestone Tire and Rubber Company.

Of Counsel on Brief:

Meyer, Kirk, Snyder & Safford (by Ralph Safford and Patrick K. Rode), for Stauffer Chemical Company.

Kitch, Saurbier, Drutchas, Wagner & Kenney, P.C. (by Ralph R. Valitutti and Susan K. Zitterman), for Diamond Shamrock Corporation.

Dickinson, Wright, Moon, Van Dusen & Freeman (by Steven C. Nadeau), for Ford Motor Company.

Vandeveer, Garzia, Tonkin, Kerr, Heaphy, Moore, Sills & Poling, P.C. (by Robert D. Brignall), for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Before: MacKENZIE, P.J., and BRONSON and R.A. BENSON, JJ.


Plaintiff, as personal representative of the estate of his wife, Helen Grimm, filed a wrongful death action against the defendants in Macomb Circuit Court on August 15, 1983. Plaintiff claims that his wife contracted breast cancer as a result of exposure to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products from the Ford Motor Company vinyl plant in Mt. Clemens. The decedent was diagnosed as having breast cancer in 1965...

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