Stopping Asbestos Litigation Abuse

May 1, 2005

Mark A. Behrens, Philip S. Goldberg

Widespread abuse and even fraud have long been rumored to be a part of asbestos litigation. A recent study, published in Academic Radiology, is the latest confirmation that over-diagnosis of asbestos-related conditions is a major problem. The study suggests that x-ray readers used by plaintiffs’ lawyers in asbestos cases are not detached medical experts, but hired guns retained because they will reach conclusions that support the lawyers’ cases....

Stopping Asbestos Litigation Abuse