CAN A RELATIVELY SHORT EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS CAUSE MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA?

The science on this issue establishes that even short exposure to asbestos dust can cause malignant mesothelioma. There is even a case law in New Jersey that states that the courts accept that fact, even to the point where a judge may decide to dismiss a case with very short exposure if the disease is non-malignant asbestosis but not to dismiss a case with the same short exposure if the disease is malignant mesothelioma.