Ceramics Cos. Hit With Toxic Tort Over Beryllium Exposure

Law360, Philadelphia (September 26, 2012, 4:49 PM EDT) -- A former Accuratus Corp. and Materion Brush Inc. employee filed suit against the companies in Pennsylvania state court Tuesday alleging his wife developed chronic beryllium disease after the companies failed to minimize the amount of chemical dust brought home by workers after their shifts.

In a suit filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Paul Schwartz claims his wife developed the lung disease after exposure to dangerous levels of beryllium. Schwartz accuses Accuratus and Materion of failing to establish proper protocols to keep workers from...
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