Whether we are talking about Big Tobacco, the Vietnam War, Hurricane Katrina, or the hundreds of thousands of asbestos induced deaths in the United States alone, it is so important to remember the victims and recognize the survivors.
I suppose it can be said that the month of March is the official kickoff of conference season. This month I attended two very important conferences: the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation’s (“MARF”) Mesothelioma Symposium at the National Institute of Health (“NIH”) in Bethesda Maryland and Perrin Conferences’ Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. As you can imagine, the two events had a great deal in common and a number of big differences. Below is a two-part blog entry with my takeaways from each of these two very special gatherings.