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Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

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Uncovering the Hidden Dangers of Asbestos

When it comes to asbestos, there is no safe level of exposure. Asbestos was used in a variety of products from the 1930’s through the 1970’s, and many of those products ended up in landfills once they had outlived their usefulness.  It is widely known that natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires and blizzards can disturb forgotten asbestos materials in older structures and create...

$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

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$4.4M Verdict in Asbestos Bowling Ball Trial Upheld on Appeal

Judge affirms ruling in favor of family of a former bowling alley owner who contracted mesothelioma after drilling asbestos-containing bowling balls for years.

LOS ANGELES –– The California Second Court of Appeal upheld the decision of a jury in awarding $4.4 million to the family of a former bowling alley owner, Donald Vanni.

The court found that the original evidence was...

Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

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Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma

When J.G Adami coined the term “mesothelioma” in 1909, he knew that he stumbled upon a rare and unique form of cancer linked to the prevalent miracle fiber – asbestos. For more than a century, the mineral was sprayed on steel structures of buildings and inside ships to suppress fires. In addition, it was utilized in home insulation projects and mixed with concrete to make pipes....

J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

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J&J Exploring Talc Bankruptcy Option

Johnson & Johnson is considering a plan to offload contaminated talc liabilities using bankruptcy protection.

Multinational healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is facing billions of dollars in liabilities to victims of its contaminated Baby Powder products. According to a 2018 Reuters investigative report, J&J knowingly used carcinogenic...

Dealing with Asbestos is Hard, but COVID-19 Makes It Harder

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Dealing with Asbestos is Hard, but COVID-19 Makes It Harder

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began back in March 2020, “complete and fundamental change” has been the defining motto of many American lives. To protect public health and safety across the country, people have had to adapt and compromise in both their personal and professional lives. This adjustment is true for individuals who are especially at risk of contracting the virus. Common...

Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

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Asbestos Use in America – An Ongoing Concern

When following the number of stories about asbestos and its role in cancer, health problems, and deaths over the years, one might think the United States has already banned it from use. Surprisingly, that’s not the case. Although manufacturers do not use asbestos as abundantly as they once did, it is still found in many homes and office spaces here in the U.S. During a time when more than 60...

How Wildfires Can Expose Residents to Asbestos

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How Wildfires Can Expose Residents to Asbestos

For many years now, scientists have persistently confirmed that climate change is bound to increase the frequency and intensity of natural disasters worldwide. Here at home, we feel that climate warming in the form of severe wildfires, particularly in our western states. While fire is a natural and sometimes beneficial part of ecosystems found in the mountain ranges of California and Oregon,...

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

The Threat of Asbestos Exposure After a Hurricane

Hurricane readiness is a skill needed by an estimated 44.8% of the nation’s population. Each year, coastal states stretching from Maine to Texas are threatened by Atlantic Hurricanes that bring powerful winds, heavy rain, and often disastrous flooding. While Americans are generally prepared for the initial impact of a destructive storm, many are not aware of the imminent danger of asbestos...

Honor Our Military Veterans — Veterans Day 2020

Honor Our Military Veterans — Veterans Day 2020

November 11, 1918, marked the end of World War I and, in 1938, November 11 became an official holiday in the United States: Veterans Day. Now, each year on this day, we celebrate the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives in the United States armed forces. Many Louisianans use the Veterans Day holiday to visit the graves of fallen soldiers and honor those who continue to fight for our...

Law360: US Steel Must Face Seaman’s Asbestos Exposure Suit

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Law360: US Steel Must Face Seaman’s Asbestos Exposure Suit

An Ohio appellate panel on Monday revived a suit accusing U.S. Steel of causing a worker’s mesothelioma death due to asbestos exposure on company-owned ships, saying the trial judge was wrong to apply state law rather than federal law to the estate’s federal Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.

The suit filed by the former merchant marine’s widow, Diane Shaffer,...

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