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May 2015 Archives

What is strict liability?

If you have gotten sick or injured after using a product, you could have grounds to file a product liability lawsuit. These claims can be effective ways of getting you compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other damages, but they can be more complicated than you realize.

Certain people at higher risk of asbestos-related illnesses

It can be extremely upsetting and shocking to learn that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an illness caused by exposure to asbestos. In many cases, the diagnosis comes decades after the exposure ever happened. This leaves many people scrambling to try and figure out where and when they came into contact with exposure.

Two charged in careless removal of asbestos-containing products

This blog has repeatedly called attention to the fact that many old buildings in North Carolina contain large amounts of asbestos-containing products that pose a significant health hazard. Both state and federal regulations specify the methods of removing and disposing of asbestos materials if an older building undergoes renovation. A recent case in another state shows once again that such regulations should not be taken lightly.

Asbestos claims often left up to victims' family members

In several posts on this blog, we have discussed the tragic toll that asbestos exposure can take on people's health. Unfortunately, many of the cases we explore and talk about here involve a person who has died as a result of an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma. These illnesses can be devastating because they are often severe and can progress very quickly, leaving victims with few options for effective treatment. Sadly, many people pass away within a matter of months after being diagnosed.

Exit plan concerns residents of town destroyed by asbestos

People across North Carolina may be aware of the devastating situation that has taken place across the country in Libby, Montana. To inform people who may not be, the city was essentially a battleground for asbestos-related illnesses caused by a vermiculite mine just outside Libby. Thousands of people who worked in or near the mine and lived nearby ultimately got sick from exposure to asbestos contaminated materials, and 400 people have died as a result of asbestos exposure.

Product liability: talc takes another hit as asbestos source

We wrote in this blog several weeks ago about a man who worked in a factory that processed talc for cosmetic manufacturers and who recovered damages for exposure to asbestos in the talc. Another case involving talc as the source of asbestos fibers has now been resolved in favor of the plaintiff. Both cases may interest residents of North Carolina, because talc is one of the most widely used minerals.

Amphibole and chrysotile: 2 types of asbestos, both dangerous

We often discuss how common it can be to find asbestos in the vehicles, buildings and materials we come into contact with every day. Asbestos fibers are used for a number of reasons, including fireproofing and insulation, and just as there are many different uses for asbestos, there are many different types of asbestos minerals that can be used.

Asbestos in talcum powder poses threat to consumers' safety

Last month, we dedicated a blog post to the subject of talc and dangerous it can be. There are numerous similarities between talc and asbestos, which is why it can be important for people to understand that exposure to either talc or asbestos fibers can dangerous. In that blog post, which can be read in full by clicking here, we noted that it can be crucial to take legal action if you have gotten sick as a result of exposure to talc.

Ski park operator cited by federal agency for asbestos violations

The snow-covered slopes of the Rocky Mountains may seem like a long way from North Carolina, but a recent citation issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shows that the hazard from exposure to asbestos-containing products can appear just about anywhere.

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