Asbestos are minerals with long, thin fibrous crystals with resistance to heat, electricity and chemical damage, sound absorption and tensile strength.
A mass tort insurance expert in claims handling was needed for an insurance case.
An epidemiologist was sought for asbestos litigation claiming that numerous respiratory illnesses were caused by workplace exposure to products containing asbestos.
An asbestos removal expert was sought for a case involving federal regulatory compliance in construction safety and hazardous materials handling.
An asbestos expert in mineralogy and the relation of asbestos to vermiculite was needed for a product liability case.
Tagging an expert as a "hired gun" can all but destroy the expert's credibility as a witness. Nowhere is this more of a concern than in asbestos litigation. The longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history, it has spawned an estimated 730,000 claims over more than 30 years - with 200,000 still active in the courts.