Exception To Pennsylvania's One Disease Rule: Pre-1992 Asbestos Plaintiffs May File New Claims


On October 21, 2009, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an opinion in Abrams v. Pneumo Abex Corp., et. al.,1 following oral argument almost exactly one year ago. This decision creates a significant exception for plaintiffs who sued for a non-malignant asbestos-related injury prior to 1992 and recovered damages both for the non-malignancy and for their increased risk and fear of developing cancer in the future.

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