This case involves health issues that have arisen from plaintiffs using industrial products that contained asbestos. It was alleged that consumers, particularly those in the construction and maritime industries who were exposed to the products over a longer period of time, suffered symptoms related to asbestos contamination. Counsel sought a specialist in the mining of these types of minerals and combination of silicate minerals to consult on several key questions to the case, namely, the relationship between asbestos and other mined materials.
Question(s) For Expert Witness
- 1. Please describe your background in geology.
- 2. Can you explain why you are qualified to consult on this matter?
- 3. Can you tell us about your experience and knowledge as it relates to the mining of these minerals?
Expert Witness Response E-080970
I am more than qualified to address this issue and to serve as a consultant on the matter. I have been consulting in the mining industry for 30+ years and have multiple licensures, including Registered Member of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (formerly, Society of Mining Engineers). I have 24 years of expert witness experience, and have qualified and testified in state and federal court numerous times. I have just finished working on a few matters concerning limestone. I have worked on hundreds of cases. Many have been purely mining-related and several have even been asbestos-related.