Ill. Federal Court Bars ‘Any Exposure’ Testimony in Asbestos Exposure Lung Cancer Suit
December 23, 2014
CHICAGO –– An Illinois federal court has barred “any exposure” causation testimony in an asbestos case, concluding that the plaintiff’s experts had not presented an individualized analysis of his level of asbestos exposure and offered only “generalized” citations to scientific literature.
In its Dec. 22 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois wrote that the plaintiff had also failed to detail how much asbestos exposure he experienced and whether that dosage was sufficient to cause lung cancer.
Charles Krik asserted the claims, contending that he was injured by exposure to asbestos-containing products. Among the …