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Posts Tagged ‘mesothelioma’

Asbestos contamination shutters Philly public school buildings

Philadelphia School Asbestos Closures

Asbestos contamination shutters Philly public school buildings

Five Philadelphia school buildings have closed this year because of asbestos contamination in aging buildings despite officials promising for decades that the structures were safe.

While the Philadelphia school district may be in the headlines, school districts and government entities across the nation face the same leadership challenges to maintain aging infrastructure. About 20% of...

EPA’s Beefed-Up Asbestos Reporting Requirements Will Save Lives

New EPA Asbestos Reporting Requirements

EPA’s Beefed-Up Asbestos Reporting Requirements Will Save Lives

Public health officials and toxic exposure watchdogs are hopeful that tough new reporting requirements will lead to a greater understanding about how and why Americans continue to be exposed to cancer-causing asbestos.

The new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) measures expand reporting and recordkeeping duties for manufacturers and importers of products containing asbestos. The...

Monumental asbestos ban will save lives, hold corporations accountable

Full Asbestos Ban in the US

Monumental asbestos ban will save lives, hold corporations accountable

A long-awaited federal ban on products containing asbestos by the U.S. will save countless lives of workers, consumers and their families, while placing the U.S. in line with most other industrial countries that have already banned the material, attorneys at Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel said Tuesday.

The March 18 order by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) marks the first...

More women are getting sick from mesothelioma cancer – Here’s why

Mesothelioma in Women

More women are getting sick from mesothelioma cancer – Here’s why

It’s long been established that asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma. While the incidence rate has been decreasing slowly in the United States, Americans continue to be diagnosed with the deadly cancer at the rate of nearly 3,000 cases per year.

Gender Experiences Are Different

Men and women seem to be affected at different rates, mainly because men have been...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Exposure to asbestos — the only known cause of mesothelioma — is not a thing of the past. This National Mesothelioma Day, we bring attention to the fact that asbestos is not banned in the United States, and ordinary citizens risk exposure every day. Despite restrictions imposed decades ago, asbestos can still be found in building materials and other products and in imported...

Alabama Chemical Workers Exposed to Dangerous Asbestos for Years

Alabama Asbestos Exposure

Alabama Chemical Workers Exposed to Dangerous Asbestos for Years

Asbestos exposure has long been known to cause health problems, including the deadly cancer mesothelioma. Because of that, it has been removed from many products in which it was previously commonplace, and specific protections are required when people encounter it. But a group of workers in an Alabama chlorine plant says they’ve been exposed to asbestos as recently as 2019 with no protection...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

In 1941, the world lived in a time of complete unrest. While Europe was enduring endless days and nights of growing oppression and hostilities, tensions between the United States and Japan eventually came to a boil at Pearl Harbor on December 7th – a date which, as famously described by President Franklin Roosevelt, “will live in infamy.” By marking the day in 1941 that drove...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

On September 26th, 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) – a nonprofit charity – established Mesothelioma Awareness Day with the goal of bringing more attention and funding to the cancer that thousands of American workers and family members suffer from. Following years of advocacy by MARF, national observance was made official by the U.S. Congress in 2010. This...

Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

malignant mesothelioma

Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

A proactive approach to banning and eliminating asbestos on ships prevents exposure and unnecessary illness and death.

Lack of uniformity can often lead to confusion, but when it involves a dangerous carcinogen such as asbestos, the likelihood of danger significantly increases as well. According to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), there are two options for...

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

Because of the known dangers of asbestos, its use in new construction has decreased dramatically in the United States. However, because many old buildings are currently undergoing renovation, asbestos continues to pose danger to construction workers.  As contractors take on more and more renovation projects, they continue to encounter old asbestos woven decades ago into different parts of the...

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus Paul & Siegel has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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