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August 2013 Archives

Report: Students never warned about asbestos in dorm rooms

Living or working in a building that you do not own has a fair share of perks. You don't have to worry about code violations, cleaning up spills on the site, fixing broken equipment or dealing with complaints from tenants. However, there are a fair number of building owners who do not take these and other ownership responsibilities seriously and their negligence can end up seriously hurting those inside the building.

Asbestos, other toxic chemicals contributed to 'Fly Ash Flu'

The dangers of asbestos and the health risks of being exposed to the toxic fiber are well known. Unfortunately, people think that the risks of exposure are rare and isolated instances involving industrial workers from decades ago. But the reality is that asbestos continues to be a risk to people all over the country, whether they work or live in areas that still contain asbestos

Mesothelioma victim takes legal action against 12 parties

Imagine going to the doctor for what may be some minor health complications and learning that you have mesothelioma, an aggressive and devastating form of cancer. You may ask if there was something that caused the disease or if anything could have been done to prevent the illness. Many people who are given this tragic diagnosis are surprised to learn what causes mesothelioma and how simple it could have been to prevent.

200 people in school may have been exposed to airborne asbestos

Many people often consider a school to be among the safest places for young people to be. We generally expect that these buildings are built and maintained properly by people who understand how important it is to protect the health and wellbeing of young children and staff members inside. However, a recent discovery in a school shows just how dangerous these buildings can be if they are not maintained appropriately.

Defendants cited for failing to warn and protect against asbestos

Mesothelioma is an especially deadly form of lung disease which results when an individual has been exposed to asbestos materials and fibers. In many cases, those diagnosed with mesothelioma have only months to live after a formal diagnosis is made. While death is swift, most individuals impacted by this deadly lung cancer suffer tremendously towards the end of their lives.

2 men convicted of illegally dumping asbestos-contaminated debris

Readers of this blog need no reminder that asbestos is a dangerous and even deadly material. Exposure to this once-popular insulation material can cause a number of serious medical conditions including mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma victim names 59 defendants in asbestos lawsuit

There are many threats and dangers that people who served in the military came up against. Whether they served on land, in the sea or in the skies, military veterans often experienced terrifying and hazardous situations during their time. But sadly, many of them were exposed to one hazard that may not be apparent until decades after their service was completed.

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