Pseudo-Science Of 'Each-And-Every Exposure' Asbestos Claim

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 5:53 PM EST) -- Plaintiffs in mesothelioma cases typically sue numerous former manufacturers of asbestos-containing products — even defendants to whose products there is very little, if any, evidence of exposure — on a theory that "each and every" exposure to asbestos, no matter how small, contributed to causing the fatal cancer.

Since its inception in the early 1970s, plaintiffs in asbestos litigation have offered this theory as a justification for sidestepping the known variation in carcinogenic potency associated with different asbestos exposures, based on the product and asbestos fiber...
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