For years I worked around products that contained asbestos and now I have been diagnosed with cancer. However, I also used to smoke cigarettes. Does this mean I cannot bring a claim?
No. Epidemiologic studies have established tobacco smoke and asbestos exposures synergistically interact to enhance cancer risks. While those companies responsible for exposing individuals to asbestos often defend lawsuits by blaming the individual’s tobacco use exclusively, a knowledgeable attorney and the medical doctor can present these synergy studies, which have been accepted by courts throughout the country.