Blog Posts in December, 2003
3rd Circuit: Negative Diagnosis Tolls Statute in Toxic Tort Case
Posted By Shannon P Duffy
Recently, a federal appeals court ruled that the statute of limitations can be tolled, or paused, in a toxic tort case if the plaintiff’s doctor has offered a definitive diagnosis that excluded the toxin as a cause of their ailments—even if the plaintiff suspected that the toxin was to blame. In Debiec v. Cabot Corp. , a three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...
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