As our understanding of the potential associated non-silicosis and
non-cancer diseases are recognized in academic literature, we believe
that retrospective and prospective claims and lawsuits will be
forthcoming. There may even be some legal "double dipping." For example,
an employee might claim or sue separately for exposure to both asbestos
and silica. The way forward is treacherous and may require further
legal counsel as claims arise.
Based on these potential legal outcomes, NV5 recommends the following actions: