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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).

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Welding Rod Litigation: The next "Manufactured" Epidemic

Forbes has a good article (requires registration) on the current state of Welding Rod litigation.

The article references a 2003 verdict that granted a million dollars in damages to a former welder who claimed that manganese fumes from welding rods caused his Parkinson's Disease.

It goes on to mention the charges of faked injuries in recent cases.

The lead attorney for the plaintiffs is Richard F. Scruggs who also successfully sued to recover state healthcare costs from the tobacco industry. The main diagnosing physician for the plaintiffs is Dr. Paul Nausieda.

The article also notes that a Motion has been filed asking the Court to dismiss all claims from plaintiffs who were diagnosed by Dr. Nausieda. More information on this latest filing can be found here.


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