Corporate Counsel

Authors: M. Patrick Yingling

Companies in many industries face class action lawsuits by individuals who allegedly have been exposed to hazardous substances associated with the companies’ products. In many cases, plaintiffs allege that they have sustained injuries or developed illnesses as a result. But some plaintiffs sue before developing any injury or illness, based on simple exposure to a substance or product. These plaintiffs typically claim that they and others face an increased risk of developing an injury or illness in the future—and demand that the companies pay for “medical monitoring” programs to detect possible injuries and illnesses in the future.

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