Craig Liljestrand Authors Article on the "Zone of Risk" in Asbestos Exposure Case

March 7, 2016

Craig T. Liljestrand, a Chicago-based partner in the Product Liability practice area at Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, authored the article, "Court Finds Merit In 'Zone of Risk' Asbestos Exposures For Nonworkers," published by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on March 7, 2016. This article is part of Mr. Liljestrand's monthly column with the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin "Toxic Tort Talk."

The article examines the court case Boyer v. Weyerhaeuser Co., 2016 WL 705233 (W.DWlS. 2016) where a federal court in Wisconsin recently held that certain Plaintiffs' non-occupational asbestos exposures were a substantial factor in producing their respective diseases, as long as they resided in the "zone of risk" for a defined period of time. In the article, Mr. Liljestrand explains that the court allowed an expert opinion testimony on causation for those plaintiffs living in their homes for at least one year and within 1.25 miles of the plant where asbestos was being used.

Read the full article, "Court Finds Merit In 'Zone of Risk' Asbestos Exposures For Nonworkers," on the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin website. Please note a subscription is required. 

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.  

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.