Craig Liljestrand Authors Article on the Legal Differences Between Injury and Harm

August 10, 2016

Craig T. Liljestrand, a Chicago-based partner in the Product Liability practice at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article, "Appellate court notes difference between an ‘injury’ and ‘harm’," published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on August 10, 2016. This article is part of Mr. Liljestrand's monthly column with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin "Toxic Tort Talk."

The article discusses the Illinois appellate court decision, in re Sondag v. Pneumo Abex Corp., et al., 2016 IL App. (4th) 140918, that asymptomatic pleural plaques and interstitial fibrosis in the lungs do not amount to physical harm sufficient to state a valid product-liability claim. 

Read the full article, "Appellate court notes difference between an ‘injury’ and ‘harm’," in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Craig Liljestrand has extensive experience in the areas of toxic tort, products liability and environmental litigation. He is recognized for his litigation and trial skills in the areas of asbestos, silica, welding fumes, lead paint and occupational disease claims.  

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