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My name is David Stone. I live in Houston, Texas. I am a 30-something single white male. I am an Orthodox Christian and am a member of an English-language parish of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia (ROCOR).

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Over 4,000 Silicosis claims Dismissed in Mississippi

A Circuit Court Judge in Mississippi has dismissed 4,202 Silicosis claims relying on the findings of Judge Janis Graham Jack that most of the diagnoses of Silicosis were fraudulent.

This article has more details on the dismissals. The Judge only allowed 79 claims to go forward. The article also mentions that a Federal Grand Jury in New York City is continuing its investigations into possible criminal charges relating to asbestos and silicosis litigation.

The article notes that:

"Up until this past year, 20,000 of the 30,000 Americans who sued for injuries from silicosis have filed their lawsuits in Mississippi. So far this year, 5,590 silicosis claims have been dismissed in Mississippi. More are expected."

The article also relates that Dr. George Martindale (accused of producing suspect diagnoses) is now cooperating with a Congressional investigation into the matter.


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