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Thomas F. Gleason Thomas F. Gleason

The mesothelium is a thin layer of tissue covering many organs in the human body, including the lungs. Cancer of that tissue in the lung—mesothelioma—is a particularly deadly and aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The carcinogenic latent effect of this exposure takes many years to manifest, but CPLR 214-c calculates the commencement of the three-year statute of limitations for claims related to such exposure from the date of the discovery of the cancer, or from when its cause reasonably should have been discovered.


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