Asbestos Litigation, Attorney Advertising & Bankruptcy Trusts: The Economic Incentives Behind The New Recruitment Of Lung Cancer Cases

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December 4, 2013

Lung cancer law suits against U.S. asbestos defendants and asbestos bankruptcy trusts have sharply increased in the past few years. Attorney Joseph Cagnoli, in conjunction with Marc Scarcella and Peter Kelso of Bates White Economic Consulting, evaluate the economic incentives for plaintiff lawyers to seek lung cancer claimants in their recent report, “Asbestos Litigation, Attorney Advertising & Bankruptcy Trusts: The Economic Incentives Behind The New Recruitment Of Lung Cancer Cases,” The report, published in the November 25 issue of Mealey’s Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, also discusses related attorney advertising and the possible impact the uptick in lung cancer filings will have on defendants currently involved in the litigation.


Forbes cited the report in a November 26 article, “Chain-Smoking Congresswoman’s Asbestos Suit Shows New Trend,” which discusses how the growing trend of filing lung cancer cases against asbestos defendants will ultimately empty the bankruptcy trusts established to help victims of asbestos-related disease.

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