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April 2012 Archives

Railroad workers sue BNSF Railway for negligence

Railroad workers are among those who have very likely been exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos. Previously used to protect trains from the extreme heat generated during operation, asbestos was responsible for causing the wrongful death of many railroad workers. Recently, seven injured railroad workers filed a suit against their former employer for exhibiting negligence on the job.

Victims of mesothelioma may also be victims of stall tactics

Victims of asbestos-related diseases have a right to hold those responsible for their condition accountable. The sooner that happens, however, the better the outcome may be. An unfortunate reality of the legal process is that it can take time for personal injury cases to work their way through the system. Lawyers defending companies charged with negligence may use additional stalling tactics in an attempt to save themselves money. Recently, a man tragically and needlessly passed away just minutes after he finished answering questions from the defense. Was this their goal?

How can parents protect kids from asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos can be hazardous to the health and life of anyone. It can be particularly troubling for young children, who are unable to take measures to protect themselves. Exposure to the carcinogen, even in relatively small quantities, can cause many diseases over time, including mesothelioma.

Landlord paid tenants to remove asbestos

Removing asbestos and materials that contain asbestos needs to be done by certified removal experts. Proper government associations must also be notified of the dangerous material so that it can be removed and stored properly and safely. Many people do not believe the processes or precautions are seriously monitored. Instead, they put other people in danger by allowing them to handle asbestos without warning them about the dangers.

Pfizer can face liability claims for asbestos products

Collecting compensation for damages relating to a dangerous or faulty product can be a little complex. However, after it has been determined that a product causes harm to people, the manufacturer should be held accountable. In some cases, however, it may not be possible to file a product liability claim if the manufacturing company has gone bankrupt.

What you need to know about asbestos

After a pipe burst recently, residents in a metropolitan area became exposed to small levels of asbestos. While there is no major health risk reported, authorities are taking this opportunity to remind people some things they should know about asbestos and the diseases that are associated with exposure to it.

Workplace asbestos exposure now linked to heart disease, stroke

We have focused several blogs on the devastation associated with developing mesothelioma and other lung diseases caused by asbestos. The connection between these diseases and asbestos is well known by now. Recent studies are showing, however, that workplace asbestos exposure may also lead to heart disease and stroke.

Storm debris may contain asbestos

Spring is a time when people spend hours outside every day. From gardening to playing with the kids, people enjoy being out in the fresh air. With the change in season, however, come storms in North Carolina. Some experts are saying that strong winds and damaging rain can spread dangerous building materials for miles, putting people at risk for personal injury. Specifically, they say that residents cleaning up debris after a storm should be wary of asbestos exposure.

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