By Stephen J. Carroll
Analyzes the prices and repayment paid for asbestos personal-injury claims and discussess such concerns because the present nation of asbestos litigation within the usa, the prices of reimbursement, the results if litigation within the companies, and theevolving personality of litigation.
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Severe cases are usually the result of long-term, high-level exposure to asbestos, but “[e]vidence of asbestosis has been found many years after relatively brief but extremely heavy exposure” (American Thoracic Society, 1996). S. S. government agency monitors the prevalence of the disease. The NIOSH data indicate that deaths due to asbestosis have increased substantially over the past three decades, from 77 in 1968 to 1,265 in 1999 (NIOSH, 2004). ) Because asbestosis is not always fatal, however, death certificates are not a good measure 14 Asbestos Litigation of the incidence of asbestosis, and the number of cases probably far exceeds the number of deaths.
NOTE: ⎯ = Not reported. a “Total” includes only the types of cancer reported in the projections. b From Table 8 in Manton (1983). , Banaei et al.  in France; Kjaergaard and Andersson  in Denmark; Magnani et al.  in Italy, Spain, and Switzerland; and Peto et al.  in Western Europe). Litigation experts have also used the Nicholson et al. (1982) estimates, more recent studies, and other data to project the number of future asbestos claims (Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, 2001; Stallard, 2001).
1982) are widely cited, they were disputed by some epidemiologists at the time of their publication. The Nicholson et al. estimates were derived from a study conducted by Irving Selikoff at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine under a contract with the United States Department of Labor. Other studies conducted around the same time predicted far fewer excess cancer cases for 1985–2009 due to asbestos exposure. The lowest of these estimates, from a study by Walker et al. (1983), was 39,385 cases of mesothelioma and lung cancer among asbestos workers.
Asbestos Litigation: Costs and Compensation by Stephen J. Carroll