The Price-Anderson Act's Effect On Radiation Torts

Law360, New York (January 12, 2011, 2:53 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs counsel may be presented with an opportunity to represent persons exposed to radiation either in their living or working environments. For example, a client recently diagnosed with leukemia may have been exposed as a child to radiation emanating from a nearby hazardous waste site.

The client's doctors may all agree that the leukemia was caused by the earlier radiation exposure. The client might decide to sue the parties responsible for the radiation exposure, including the manufacturer of the radiation-containing product, the operator of the hazardous...
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