This case involves asbestos-related workers compensation litigation. Over 20 construction workers working under the same contractor in Iowa alleged that they developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-contaminated materials during long-term projects. A pulmonary pathology expert was sought to review these claims, the pathology reports, and exposure history and issue an opinion as to whether the plaintiffs 1) contracted mesothelioma and 2) contracted mesothelioma secondary to their workplace asbestos exposure.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Please describe your experience reviewing pathology reports and exposure history for asbestos as it relates to pulmonary mesothelioma.
Expert Witness Response E-103762
I am internationally recognized in cytopathology and pulmonary pathology, specifically as it relates to mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease. I am currently working with two large firms dealing with mesothelioma, asbestos-related carcinoma, and asbestos-related lung disease. I have been working with firms for over 12 years and I have reviewed hundreds of such cases. I have testified in at least 15 depositions related to asbestos and mesothelioma and have also testified in court cases that were successfully won. I published extensively on mesothelioma and pleural-related disease, particularly in cytology (only because this is my primary area). I do have extensive knowledge in differentiating mesothelioma from other differential diagnoses such as adenocarcinoma, squamous carcinoma, and sarcoma based on morphology, special and immunostains. I issue preliminary opinions based on reports when I am provided with complete information. Otherwise, I request additional material to do the necessary testing.