Legal Question in Personal Injury in Virginia

Admissibility of Evidence

Plaintiff suing for damages due to asbestos exposure. Can Manufacturer rely upon regulations, standards, studies or documents relating to hazards of asbestos published prior to date manaucaturer became awars of same even though product was within standard or regulation?

Asked on 2/01/06, 12:24 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Michael Hendrickson Law Office Michael E. Hendrickson

Re: Admissibility of Evidence

I think the answer is yes, the manufacturer will

be able to offer the information which you've referenced as evidence in a suit in which it finds itself a defendant for alleged asbestos exposure, but, of course, until the case is before a particular judge in a particular forum,

and this particular matter is then raised, no one will know for sure.

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Answered on 2/06/06, 10:15 am

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