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Emerging Asbestos Trends: Where Filings Meet Epidemiology

Sponsored by KCIC

Join KCIC’s Elizabeth Hanke and Megan Shockley as they pinpoint actionable insights with an in-depth look at the current state of asbestos litigation nationwide and a deep dive into how epidemiological data and models like Nicholson are predicting not only mesothelioma, but lung cancer diagnoses and subsequent lawsuits. In this 50-minute webinar, KCIC will review the following data to shine a light on what the future of asbestos litigation might hold.

1. National asbestos filing statistics for 2018–2020 and a look at 2021 so far: Trends by disease, jurisdiction, plaintiff counsel

2. Plaintiff exposure attributes that will affect the future of this litigation: Date of first exposure trends, secondary vs. primary exposure trends, male vs. female

3. Epidemiological data and models used for predicting future asbestos cases: Mesothelioma and lung cancer incidence rates from SEER and CDC data, Nicholson model projections, How asbestos filings compare to incidence rates over time

4. External factors that can affect a defendant’s experience: Publicity, Bad Verdicts, Bankruptcy of other similar defendants

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