Product Must Be Large Factor In Asbestos Disease

Law360, New York (July 9, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On June 8, 2007, in Borg-Warner Corporation v. Arturo Flores, No. 05-0189, ____ S.W.3d ____ (Tex. 2007), the Texas Supreme Court held that exposure to “some respirable” asbestos fibers is not sufficient to show a product containing asbestos was a substantial factor in causing asbestosis.

In doing so, the Texas Court stated that defendant-specific evidence relating to the approximate dose to which the plaintiff was exposed, coupled with evidence that the dose was a substantial factor in causing the asbestos-related disease is now required to establish...
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