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

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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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