This comprehensive reference for attorneys involved in asbestos litigation includes a complete historical perspective of prior-and ongoing-litigation and covers the evolving knowledge of asbestos hazards, both in open literature and with particular attention to the main defendants in these cases.
The new fourth edition of Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects equips the attorney preparing a case with crucial information, materials, and resources, including evaluations of the main defense arguments and analyses of unpublished records.
The book covers in detail:
* Asbestosis and cancer
* Compensability of asbestosis and cancer as occupational diseases
* Thresholds and standards used to determine safe or acceptable levels of asbestos exposure in the workplace
* Company knowledge of asbestos hazards, gleaned from countless depositions, company records, industry consultants, and trade associations.