The Phylmar Group, Inc.
The Phylmar Group, Inc. was retained by counsel representing manufacturers of mining equipment. The plaintiffs alleged that the equipment did not contain adequate safeguards to reduce dust levels. The plaintiffs alleged that their dust exposure from this equipment resulted in their contracting silicosis. The scope of work included obtaining and reviewing Mine Safety and Health Administration exposure data for the affected locations and job categories, examination of plaintiff experts depositions, and conducting an evaluation of the equipment manufacturer’s product literature as pertaining to health and safety recommendations. The cases were settled successfully at a fraction of the requested sum.