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As a leader of the plaintiffs' bar, Chris Placitella is known for helping to establish a national asbestos litigation group dedicated to successfully and effectively representing individuals suffering from asbestos-related diseases and their families.

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Asbestos Litigation Update | Mesothelioma News

In this video Chris Placitella provides updates on important news affecting mesothelioma lawsuits across the country. In this issue Placitella reviews recent verdicts as well as important decisions from Courts in New York, Pennsylvania and Alabama as well as a preview of cases currently in trial.

Mesothelioma Legal News | by Mesothelioma Lawyer Chris Placitella

Chris Placitella discusses important news and cases concerning mesothelioma lawsuits. In this video blog Chris discusses recent verdicts and an important decision by a Pennsylvania Appellate Court. Since this video was created a few additional cases came down which are worth mentioning.  The Second Circuit  granted the request of Crane Co. to keep an asbestos wrongfulRead More

Researchers Link Talcum Powder to Mesothelioma in Women

Over the course of the last few years more and more has been learned about the kinds of exposure responsible for causing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is so strongly related to asbestos exposure that when a diagnosis is made the first thing a knowledgeable doctor asks is how were you exposed to asbestos. Sometimes we cant findRead More

Asbestos Litigation

Mesothelioma Legal News | by Mesothelioma Lawyer Chris Placitella

Chris Placitella discusses important news and cases concerning mesothelioma lawsuits. In this video blog Chris discusses recent verdicts and an important decision by a Pennsylvania Appellate Court. Since this video was created a few additional cases came down which are worth mentioning.  The Second Circuit  granted the request of Crane Co. to keep an asbestos wrongfulRead More

7 Million Dollar NY Mesothelioma Verdict

    Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict Yesterday a New York jury awarded a former LILCO welder 7 million dollars for the mesothelioma he developed while building a LILCO powerplant. For a full video report click here Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict

Mesothelioma Verdicts

Cleveland Mesothelioma Case Against Kelsey Hayes Awards 27.5 Million

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Gary Paul, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and John Mismas for such a tremendous victory. The plaintiff John Panza was only 40 years old and suffering from mesothelioma. He and his wife Jane began dating in high school. John is a college professor. John’s exposure to asbestos came  from his father who was a bystander at a facility theRead More

IARC Declares All Forms of Asbestos Cause Cancer

  A common defense employed in most mesothelioma trials is that chrysotile asbestos does not cause mesothelioma. This position is once again rebuffed by the IARC. The International Agency for Research on Cancer calls for end to use of all forms of asbestos Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca In a Joint Statement, released on February 19, 2013,Read More

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