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Talc Litigation

Talc Litigation
Over the past 24 months, there has been an avalanche of new cases involving allegations that there were measurable concentrations of asbestos in talc and that those fibers were allegedly responsible for causing mesothelioma. As has been claimed for 20 years, plaintiff experts often stated that any exposure to asbestos above background could be causal (e.g., "every fiber counts") or that “every fiber contributes to the disease.” Defendants claim that this is inaccurate and irrelevant since there is ample information that no measurable concentrations of genuine asbestos fibers over 5 um were detected in bulk samples of talc of the era. Interestingly, defendants have been losing a significant number of cases and juries have, at times, concluded that huge awards were appropriate. How can this seemingly “implausible” legal conflict over a product that was historically considered harmless have happened, and where is it headed?

          

          

          

 

When
9/19/2019 - 9/20/2019
Where
JW Marriott Washington, DC 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20004

Program


Thursday, 19 September 2019

 
Save $100 when you register by August 20, 2019. The registration fee includes course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, networking receptions, and access to the DRI App. If you wish to have your name appear on the registration list distributed at the conference and receive the course materials in advance, DRI must receive your registration by August 27, 2019 (please allow 10 days for processing). Registrations received after August 27, 2019, will be processed on-site.
Time
9/19/2019 8:00 AM - 9/20/2019 3:30 PM
9/19/2019 8:00 AM

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