Asbestos-Specific Causation Testimony Not ‘Every Exposure’ Opinion, Plaintiffs Argue
(November 8, 2016, 1:02 PM EST) -- NEW ORLEANS — A federal judge in Louisiana improperly rejected specific causation testimony based on experts’ understanding of how the exposure levels in question contribute to disease as the opinion that “every exposure” to asbestos leads to disease, plaintiffs argue in a Nov. 1 motion for reconsideration (William C. Bell, et al. v. Foster Wheeler Energy Corp., et al., No. 15-6394, E.D. La.).
(Memo available. Document #01-161109-027B.)
William Bell served in the U.S. Navy in various positions in the 1960s, including engineman, machinery repairman and machinist...