Prisoners allowed to sue for asbestos exposure at Leavenworth Prison

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by a former inmate of Leavenworth Prison for asbestos exposure.  Asbestos was confirmed to be at the prison in 1994, but Smith claims he was exposed to asbestos by the prison in 2003.  The appeals court said that the Byron Smith should have the chance to prove that the prison warden and his staff were aware or should have been aware of its presence in 2003 before negligently exposing inmates to the asbestos. 

For more see:

http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/42279907.html

http://www.justicenewsflash.com/2009/04/02/appellate-court-judges-reinstate-kansas-federal-prison-asbestos-exposure-case_200904021006.html

Carolin K. Shining
Trial lawyer for workers
213-689-3278

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