Looking Ahead and Looking Back – The Death of the Last of the Radium Girls

Looking ahead to a new year is enjoyable. But a look back at history often is useful. A cautionary tale about what we know – and do not know – arises from a December 29, 2014 NPR story  on the death of the last of the “radium girls.” They died from the inside out due to radium poisoning after painting radium on to the faces of watches to make them glow. Imagine this set of facts as a modern day set of mass tort claims.

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Since becoming a lawyer in 1983, Kirk’s over 30 years of practice have focused on advising a wide range of corporations, associations, and individuals (as both plaintiffs and defendants) on both tort and commercial law issues centered around “mass torts.”


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