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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. law firm with 450 attorneys located in 11 states and London. Founded in 1934, the firm has a national reputation for its insurance industry work, its representation of professionals and law firms, and its closely coordinated business advisory, transactional and litigation services. We serve clients ranging from emerging and middle-market businesses to Fortune 500 companies, as well as governmental and public sector clients.

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