124 Lung Scar Suits Kept Alive In Asbestos MDL

Law360, New York (January 9, 2013, 6:30 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal judge on Tuesday refused to throw out 124 suits in a sweeping asbestos multidistrict litigation over sailors' alleged lung scarring against dozens of defendants including ConocoPhillips Inc., finding that the plaintiffs show enough evidence of physical harm to allow the cases to proceed.

U.S. District Judge Eduardo C. Robreno shot down claims from the defendants that the merchant marine sailors' medical records did not sufficiently establish they were harmed by asbestos, ruling that all plaintiffs who provided documentation of some damage can pursue...
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