Defense attorneys defending companies hit with a multi-district class action over asbestos exposure injuries have asked a federal court to throw out diagnoses and any testimony from several doctors whose work has been severely questioned elsewhere.

In a motion filed with U.S. District Court in Philadelphia attorneys from the firm of Forman Perry Watkins Krutz & Tardy of Jackson, Miss., argued the six doctors involved effectively have nullified their diagnoses either by refusing to answer questions, or by having signed affidavits stating that their examinations had not discovered asbestosis.

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