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Stopping Asbestos Litigation Abuse

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....