Ind. Allows Psychiatrists’ Testimony that Plaintiff Suffered Emotional Distress Due to Possible Asbestos, Chemical Exposure

  • Opinion

SOUTH BEND, Ind. –– An Indiana federal court has rejected challenges to expert testimony in a groundwater contamination case, finding that the psychiatrist had adequately explained the basis for his opinion that the plaintiffs suffered emotional distress as a result of possible exposure to asbestos and other contaminants.

In the Oct. 13 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana opined that the defendant can argue to jurors that the doctor should have considered other records or pieces of evidence.

The putative class action was filed against Johnson Controls Inc. and Tocon Holdings LLC; in it, …


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