Is Nanotechnology The Next Asbestos?

Law360, New York (April 21, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Enterprising plaintiff lawyers are always looking for the next asbestos. Seriously, who can blame them? That is why this headline caught everyone’s eye last year: “Nano Causes Meso!”

The virulent cancer mesothelioma is well known to anyone even tangentially involved in asbestos litigation.

Historically, mesothelioma was almost always associated with asbestos exposure and this strong association, and the inevitably fatal nature of the disease, made it the signature asbestos claim usually resulting in large settlements or verdicts.

The danger is well-known and large. But, one needs...
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