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Many closely following asbestos litigation in another state

Opening arguments were recently heard in a courtroom in a state not far from South Carolina. The statements are part of asbestos litigation connected to a particular man's cancer, more specifically, the claim that his illness was caused by exposure to asbestos through use of talc products. The man in question worked for a tile company more than three decades ago.

It is well known that floor and ceiling tiles used in the 1970s were often laden with asbestos, a dangerous material that can cause a fatal disease if ingested. The man in this case suffers from mesothelioma, a cancer for which there is no cure. The man and his wife are plaintiffs in the case against Vanderbilt Minerals LLC, the company that produced the industrial talc products with which he frequently came in contact during his employment at a tile company. The plaintiffs assert that the company failed to warn employees about potential asbestos-related hazards associated with its products.

Vanderbilt Minerals LLC has say the plaintiffs will not be able to prove that its products are responsible for causing the man's cancer. This particular case is the second of its kind to be processed in Florida. There also happens to be an active asbestos litigation case in New Jersey at this time, filed against talcum powder manufacturer Johnson & Johnson company.

Asbestos litigation is a complex area of law, in part due to the fact that many illnesses related to exposure do not present symptoms until years after an initial exposure occurred. This means many people in South Carolina or elsewhere are filing legal claims in connection to asbestos incidents sometimes 10 or 20 years after they were exposed to the material. To increase the chances of obtaining a successful outcome in court, it's typically a good idea to rely on experienced and aggressive legal representation.

Source: cvn.com, "Talc Mesothelioma Trial In Florida Begins, Full Proceedings To Be Webcast Via CVN", David Siegel, Feb. 23, 2018

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