ABA book is a quick reference covering claims and defenses applicable to toxic exposure

The American Bar Association Section of Litigation has released a valuable resource for lawyers who handle cases involving claims of alleged harm caused by exposure to dangerous substances. “Fifty-State Survey: Toxic Exposure Claims” serves as a quick reference dedicated solely to covering claims and defenses applicable to toxic exposure across 50 states and the District of Columbia. This book is ideal for litigators practicing in this area, as well as for in-house counsel whose businesses deal with chemical products.

Toxic exposure claims is a broad area of the law that is constantly evolving with advances in manufacturing, science and technology, which can present unique statute of limitations issues.

Among the topics covered in the book:

• Negligence

• Strict liability

• Breach of warranty

•  Statute of limitations

• Product identification requirements

• Standard for challenging expert testimony

•  Asbestos litigation.

“Fifty-State Survey: Toxic Exposure Claims” is produced by the ABA Section of Litigation’s Products Liability Committee. The Fifty-State Survey was prepared by attorneys with experience in this area throughout the various states.