Asbestos | 5th Edition
Medical and Legal Aspects
AUTHOR: Castleman, Barry I. and Berger, Stephen L.
PUBLISHER: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
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Asbestos: Medical and Legal Aspects provides a comprehensive examination of the public health history of asbestos, from the origins of industrial use to the present. It includes in-depth coverage of prior and ongoing litigation; extensive evaluation of the legal arguments put forth by plaintiff and defense counsel; and provides crucial information, materials and resources on the evolving corporate knowledge of asbestos hazards. The book covers in detail: asbestosis and cancer; compensability of asbestosis and cancer as occupational diseases; thresholds and standards used to determine safe or acceptable levels of asbestos exposure in the workplace; and company knowledge of asbestos hazards, gleaned from countless depositions, company records, industry consultants and trade associations.
Some items new to the Fifth Edition include:
- extensive discussion of corporate knowledge and responsibility for asbestos hazards
- extensive examination of the international struggle over asbestos, whereby some countries have banned asbestos while others have continued to expand their usage of asbestos in building materials
- detailed discussion of alternatives to asbestos.
PUBLICATION DATE: 11/18/2004
CATEGORY: Law, Medical