Law360, New York (April 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Asbestos personal injury litigation, having now gone on for more than 40 years, is the longest running mass tort litigation in U.S. history. Forecasters expect claims to continue until approximately 2050, albeit in decreasing numbers over time. A significant number of serious claims are still being filed every year.
This article is intended to provide an overview of the current state of asbestos personal injury litigation in the United States. The information provided is general in nature and subject to change.