It is our mission as lung cancer and mesothelioma lawyers to make sure our clients understand the legal process. Asbestos litigation is complex, but we take great pride in how comfortable our clients are asking questions about any topic related to their case. In this post, we want to shed light on an issue that is rarely discussed but is extremely important in understanding lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestos exposure lawsuits: the scientists who defend asbestos in court.
This post was inspired by an investigative series by VICE News and the Center for Public Integrity. “Science for Sale” addresses the enormous and ever-increasing influence corporations have on scientific and medical research. The first part of this series describes a corporate defense lawyer who invented a scientific theory to help his clients escape asbestos liability. All he needed was a scientist to publish the theory to give it validity in court.