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ISBN: 0309140153, 9780309140157
Authors: Alan R. Nelson, Catharyn T. Liverman, Elizabeth A. Eide,, Eileen Abt, editors; Committee For The Review Of The Niosh Research Roadmap On Asbestos Fibers, Other Elongate Mineral Particles; Institute Of Medicine, National Research Council
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: elongate, mineral, particles, fibers, asbestos, niosh, roadmap, research, review
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Although asbestos is no longer mined in the United States, prior and ongoing exposures to asbestos continue to contribute to respiratory diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.To examine ongoing issues and concerns in this field, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) drafted a research roadmap, Asbestos Fibers and Other Elongated Mineral Particles......
ISBN: 0833006894, 9780833006899
Authors: Deborah R. Hensler, William L. F. Felstiner, Molly Selvin, Patricia A. Ebener
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: toxic, torts, mass, challenge, courts, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

This report presents the results of a study of how the civil justice system has dealt with the challenges presented by asbestos litigation. Its sections describe (1) the characteristics of asbestos litigation, both at the individual case level and at the aggregate level; (2) the way in which the court system has approached the three critical tasks of litigation--substantive decisionmaking, prepari......
ISBN: 0833007890, 9780833007896
Authors: Molly Selvin, Larry Picus
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: recent, asbestos, case, observations, performance, over, jury, debate
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Recent verdicts in lawsuits arising from widespread exposure to toxic substances and large compensatory and punitive awards in traditional liability cases have revived debates and complaints about the competency of lay jurors. This case study describes an interview conducted with the jury that decided an asbestos products liability case in Texas in 1984. After deliberating one day, the jury found ......
ISBN: 0833020714, 9780833020710
Author: Deborah R. Hensler
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: brief, overview, states, united, litigation, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

This paper, an edited transcript of written testimony delivered in October 1991 to the Courts and Judicial Administration Subcommittee, United States House Judiciary Committee, summarizes the scope of asbestos litigation in the United States, the response of the civil justice system to date, and the obstacles to efficient and equitable resolution of asbestos-related personal injury claims. An equi......
ISBN: 0833050370, 9780833050373
Authors: Lloyd Dixon, Geoffrey Mcgovern, Amy Coombe
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: trusts, detailed, reports, activity, largest, structure, bankruptcy, overview, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

This report describes the creation, organization, governance, and operation of asbestos personal-injury trusts and compiles publicly available information on the assets, outlays, claim-approval criteria, and governing boards of the 26 largest trusts. The authors find that claim payments by the 26 largest trusts totaled at least $10.9 billion through 2008. While legislative and judicial reforms hav......
ISBN: 0833058347, 9780833058348
Authors: Lloyd Dixon, Geoffrey Mcgovern
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: compensation, tort, trusts, bankruptcy, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Payments by asbestos bankruptcy trusts have played an increasingly important role in compensating asbestos injuries and have become a matter of contention between plaintiff and defense attorneys. At issue is how tort cases take into consideration compensation paid by trusts and the evidence submitted in trust claim forms. This monograph examines how such evidence and compensation are addressed by ......
ISBN: 0833030787, 9780833030788
Authors: Stephen J. Carroll, Deborah R. Hensler, Jennifer Gross, Elizabeth M. Sloss, Matthias Schonlau, Allan Abrahamse, J. Scott Ashwood
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: litigation, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Asbestos litigation is the longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history. Through 2002, approximately 730,000 individuals who had been exposed to asbestos have brought claims against some 8,400 business entities, and almost as many more future claims are likely. Defendants and insurers have spent a total of $70 billion on asbestos litigation through 2002, more than half of which was consume......
ISBN: 0309101697, 9780309101691
Author: Committee On Asbestos: Selected Health Effects
Source: www.nap.edu
Keywords: cancers, selected, asbestos
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

In conjunction with drafting comprehensive legislation concerning compensation for health effects related to asbestos exposure (the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Act), the Senate Committee on the Judiciary directed the Institute of Medicine to assemble the Committee on Asbestos: Selected Health Effects. This committee was charged with addressing whether asbestos exposure is causally related to adver......
ISBN: 0833005715, 9780833005717
Authors: James S. Kakalik, Patricia A. Ebener, William L. F. Felstiner, Gus Haggstrom, Michael G. Shanley
Source: www.rand.org
Keywords: expenses, compensation, litigation, asbestos, variation
Formats:PDF
Copyrights: Copyrighted

This report analyzes characteristics of individual claims that explain variation in compensation and expenses. The first section describes the research approach and sketches the tangled context in which spending occurs for asbestos product liability litigation. Section II presents data on the characteristics of closed claims and on the actual compensation paid and expenses incurred by plaintiffs, ......
ISBN: 0788135597, 9780788135590
Author: Diane Publishing Company
Source: www.ebookdb.org
Keywords: safety, health, niosh, occupational, institute, publications, produced, national, asbestos
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Copyrights: General Copyright

Publisher: DIANE PublishingPublished Time: DIANE PublishingPages: 197Consists of full-text or abstracted copies of selected National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) documents on asbestos. They include NIOSH publications and testimony that summarize both NIOSH research on the health hazards of asbestos and NIOSH recommendations on workplace exposure to asbestos. Also contains a......
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