The Texas Supreme Court has handed plaintiffs in asbestos-related personal injury suits a setback. The high court reversed a decision that had affirmed a $169,000 award to a retired brake mechanic, and held that exposure to "some" asbestos fibers is not sufficient to show that an asbestos-containing product was a substantial factor in causing asbestosis. Attorneys, including the plaintiff's appellate attorney, said the ruling will make it harder for plaintiffs bringing asbestos-related claims.
Texas Ruling Hinders Ability to Recover Damages in Asbestos Cases
June 20, 2007