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Asbestos

Description:

Asbestos exposure can have deadly consequences and has been linked to various cancers, including mesothelioma. Asbestos is a naturally occurring, fibrous material which is easily separated into thin, microscopic threads. These fibers are strong, flexible, heat resistant, do not conduct electricity, and perhaps most importantly to the thousands of companies who have used them, is very inexpensive. As a result, industry has long recognized the desirable properties of asbestos in various materials and settings. Unfortunately, the dangers have also been evident. From the Industrial Revolution through the 1980s, many companies used asbestos in thousands of applications and products. Consequently, laborers and consumers alike have been exposed to its toxic properties and, even now are at risk to develop asbestos related diseases. The Asbestos Litigation Group was formed in 2009 and members primarily handle cases involving an individual’s exposure to asbestos and subsequent diagnosis of mesothelioma. The Group hosts meetings at the AAJ Annual and Winter Conventions and provides tools and resources necessary to successfully litigate their asbestos cases. Group members network and discuss legal issues and strategies on the Group's plaintiff-only list server and at regular meetings, including AAJ Conventions and Education seminars on asbestos litigation issues.

The Asbesetos Litigation Group is sponsored by CAMG. 

The Asbesetos Litigation Group is sponsored by CAMG. 

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Background:

Open to Regular, Life, Sustaining, Leader Forum, and President's Club AAJ members.

Cochairs:

Scott L. Frost
Waters, Kraus & Paul
222 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 1900
El Segundo, CA 90245
Phone: 310/414-8146
sfrost@waterskraus.com

Christopher Placitella
Cohen Placitella & Roth, PC
127 Maple Ave.
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732/747-9003
cplacitella@cprlaw.com

Justin Shrader
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
3900 Essex Ln., Ste. 390
Houston, TX 77027
Phone: 713/782-0000
justin@shraderlaw.com

Marcus Raichle
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
1015 Locust Street
Suite 1200
Saint Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 314/241-2003
mraichle@mrhfmlaw.com

Dues:
$150 per individual member, renewable every Jan.