Unimpaired Man With Pleural Plaques May Seek Medical Monitoring, Court Says

(March 16, 2016, 9:58 AM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A man with pleural plaques but no impairment may seek medical-monitoring costs arising as a result of his asbestos exposure, a California appeals court held March 14 in reversing summary judgment on his negligence claim (Robert James Hanson v. Collins Electrical Co., No. A141878, Calif. App., 1st Dist.).

(Opinion available. Document #01-160323-026Z.)

“While Collins [Electrical Co.] seems to suggest fear of cancer and medical monitoring claims must be separately labeled and pled, it cites no authority in support of any such pleading requirement....
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