Many of you have read about the silicosis case in Texas that a judge threw out of court. This case will have repercussions for all plaintiffs and plaintiffs’ lawyers, as explained in this article from Bloomberg.com.
I do not know if the allegations against the plaintiff’s lawyers in the silicosis case are true. I have read portions of the opinion and must admit that what I read there was troubling. If lawyers worked with doctors to manufacture cases the punishment should be swift and significant. We simply cannot allow lawyers to create claims that don’t otherwise exist. It is one thing to advise people of their rights. It is ok to try to advance the law. It is quite another to create “injuries.”
This case is the mass tort McDonald’s case, folks. You will see it used as a tool to hurt the cause of all PI claims, especially those in the mass tort field. You can count on it.