With fewer manufacturers and suppliers left solvent in the wake of the massive wave of asbestos suits, premises owners formerly considered "peripheral defendants" have become targets. "Peripheral plaintiffs" -- the family members of asbestos workers who claim secondhand exposure to dust carried home on work clothes -- are going after the companies employing the workers. Attorney Angela Fiorentino-Rios discusses how several different state courts have ruled in these cases.
How Courts Have Dealt With Secondhand Exposure Cases
February 1, 2008