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NY Political Scandal Highlights Competition for Asbestos Cases

NY Political Scandal Highlights Competition for Asbestos Cases

The recent arrest of New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on charges of bribery related to mesothelioma and asbestos litigation has called attention to the intense and expensive competition for clients in this lucrative area of mass tort litigation. Nowhere has this battle played out more prominently than in TV advertisements broadcast across the country at all hours of the day and night. While drug and medical device mass tort advertising declined in December, mesothelioma ad spending increased 15% and total spending was greater than that spent on ads targeting the top 11 drugs combined. Read full article.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Ads Dip After Early Summer Spike

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Ads Dip After Early Summer Spike

Spending on mesothelioma and asbestos legal ads declined in August following steep monthly increases in June and July. Spending has still not returned to the levels of the beginning of the year though. This year, over $21 million has been spent on mesothelioma and asbestos-related legal ads through the end of August. Law firms purchasing these ads cast a wide net in their efforts to attract potential claimants. Two-thirds of asbestos advertising spending has been devoted to national cable and broadcast networks. Read full article.