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Pa.: x-ray vans in motel parking lots not OK

But what is this going to do to the business plan of the silicosis-litigation bar?

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has fined a New Jersey medical screening company $80,500 for X-raying potential silicosis plaintiffs at three Pennsylvania motel parking lots without prior written authorization or the presence of a licensed medical practitioner.

The crackdown follows allegations that Beaumont, Texas-based Provost & Umphrey, of asbestos and tobacco fame, has been using mass screenings to build an inventory of silica cases. Peter Geier at the National Law Journal has the story here. More on the silicosis-screening scandal here, here, here, here, here, here, and many others.



Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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