Illinois Court Differentiates Harm From Injury In Asbestos Tape Case
(June 23, 2016, 11:32 AM EDT) -- SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — A man may suffer harm in the form of pleural plaques without a resulting symptomatic injury on which a suit could be based under the Restatement (Second) of Torts, a divided Illinois appeals court held June 20 in reversing a verdict (Joseph Sondag and Phyllis Sondag v. Pneumo Abex Corp., et al., No. 4-14-0918, Ill. App., 4th Dist.; 2016 Ill. App. LEXIS 380).
(Opinion available. Document #01-160706-014Z.)
After doctors diagnosed Joseph Sondag with pleural plaques, interstitial fibrosis and asbestosis, he and his wife,...