Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opinion Sheds Light on Caustion Issues

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued an Opinion on July 21, 2010 in the case of Summers v. Certainteed Corp., 19 EAP 2006, 2010 WL 2850908 (Pa. July 21, 2010, Baer, J.) in which it addressed, among other issues, the issue of whether plaintiffs are precluded from recovery in asbestos-related litigation whenever their symptoms may be attributable to both asbestos-related and non-asbestos-related conditions.

The Opinion sheds some light on the Supreme Court's thinking on causation issues and pre-existing condition issues that may prove useful in other personal injury matters.

The majority Opinion can be viewed at this link: http://www.aopc.org/OpPosting/Supreme/out/J-62-2009mo.pdf





I thank Attorney Stephen Seach of Seach Law Offices in Drums, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania for bringing this decision to my attention.

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