Pa. Justices Urged To OK Repeated Asbestos Exposure Theory

Law360, Philadelphia (April 7, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday was urged to find that evidence of a former Ford Motor Co. worker's repeated exposure to asbestos did not run afoul of a landmark decision barring the theory that any exposure to the fiber was a substantial factor in causing cancer and other illnesses.

The plaintiffs, Richard and Joyce Rost, told the justices in a brief that their expert in the asbestos case had testified that Richard Rost's cumulative exposure to the carcinogen during his time working as an assistant in a Ford dealership garage in 1950 could account for his mesothelioma diagnosis.

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