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Judge Nixes Asbestos Experts’ ‘Significant Exposure’ Specific Causation Opinions

Mealey's (October 20, 2016, 3:50 PM EDT) -- NEW ORLEANS — Three experts’ opinion that every significant exposure to asbestos leads to disease, “though skillfully cloaked,” is the same type of ipse dixit testimony backing inadmissible “every exposure” testimony, a federal judge in Louisiana held Oct. 6 (William C. Bell, et al. v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., et al., No. 15-6394, E.D. La.).

(Opinion available.  Document #01-161026-001Z.)

William Bell served in the U.S. Navy in various positions in the 1960s, including engineman, machinery repairman and machinist mate.  During this time, Bell suffered regular exposure...
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