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Genetic Mutation Defense in Asbestos Cases

Over the last few years, asbestos defense attorneys have slowly begun to introduce a defense to the causation of mesothelioma related to a specific genetic mutation. In a recent study, scientists have found that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene [...]

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds the Exclusive Remedy Provisions of the Workers’ Compensation Act and the Workers’ Occupational Diseases Act in Asbestos Related Diseases

On November 4, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court filed the attached opinion in the matter of Folta v. Ferro Engineering, 2015 L 118070. In a 4-2 decision, the Court held that when the employee’s injury or disease first manifests after the expiration of c [...]


Derek Ruzicka Named Newest Principal At Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C.

Congratulations to Derek Ruzicka who was named the firm’s newest principal in 2016. Derek has worked as an associate with Pitzer Snodgrass, P.C. for seven years and is licensed to practice law in Missouri and Illinois.  Derek has extensive experienc [...]

Pitzer Snodgrass Attorneys Receive Super Lawyers Recognition

We are pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been recognized by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers for 2015. Robyn Fox - Insurance Coverage Michael Hamlin - Rising Star, Personal Injury General Defense Don O'Keefe - Transportation/Mariti [...]

Jerry Simon, Derek Ruzicka and Robert Stephens Obtain Dismissal Without Prejudice in Asbestos Personal Injury Claim

PS Partners: Jerry Simon and Derek Ruzicka PS Associate:  Robert Stephens We represented: St. Joe Company  Venue: St. Louis City Circuit Court Facts: Plaintiffs Jerry & Cheryl Cozart filed a personal injury and product liability ca [...]

Phillip Bryant Obtains Favorable Verdict in Product Liability Claim

PS Partner: Phillip Bryant We represented: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation  Venue: U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri Facts: Mary Wood purchased a Skil model 3305 table saw for her husband, plaintiff Donald Wood, in November 200 [...]