Silica Exposure Lawsuits: The Next Toxic Tort?

Law360, New York (February 21, 2014, 3:40 PM EST) -- With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration signaling its increased attention to workers’ exposure to crystalline silica, and the plaintiff bar evidently in search of new subjects for “toxic tort” claims, there is growing concern among builders about a potential rising tide of “silica exposure” lawsuits against them. Will that type of suit soon take its place alongside such historical legal headaches as asbestos and Chinese drywall claims?

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