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June 2013 Archives

Teachers refuse to return to school citing asbestos fears

Imagine learning that not one but four of your co-workers have passed away from similar diseases. This would likely lead many people to be fearful that there is some sort of danger threatening others who share the same work space. In many cases, this is proven to be the case when asbestos is discovered inside a building.

Court: Appeal by Pfizer to drop asbestos cases rejected

Victims of asbestos-related diseases often have a very difficult time understanding how they were exposed, when they were exposed and who is responsible for the exposure. And to make matters worse, many companies will do whatever they can to avoid taking responsibility for negligently exposing workers and consumers to asbestos. 

Mesothelioma can affect people at any age

When we read stories about people who are suffering from an asbestos-related disease, they are often older men who worked in dangerous conditions for decades. Less frequently, but still too often, we read about the women who are diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease after years of washing the toxic dust off of their husband's work clothes.

Federal asbestos law would limit litigation, handcuff victims

For many years now, it's been common knowledge that the use of asbestos products was harmful -- and potentially fatal -- for anyone who came into contact with the material. As thousands in North Carolina and the rest of the country contracted mesothelioma and other lung conditions related to asbestos exposure, many explored their legal options and took action to recover the physical and financial damages they sustained.

Tracing back to the source of asbestos exposure

Many people may already be aware that there are some folks who are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos than others. We have discussed how it was not uncommon for shipbuilders, plumbers, construction workers and soldiers in the U.S. Navy to have been exposed to the toxic material. They are often the ones who become victims of an asbestos-related disease later in life.

Building owners improperly disposed of asbestos to save $14,000

Every day, there are many business decisions that are made in efforts to save money. Business owners want to cut costs and pull in as much profit as they can. Often times, these decisions have more to do with how a business is run, but sometimes they can have a clear and dangerous effect on workers.

Many parties often to blame for asbestos exposure

Victims of diseases that are related to asbestos exposure are among those who truly understand how difficult their illness can be. Often times, a person who was exposed to asbestos had no idea how dangerous it was to be breathing in the airborne fibers at the time of exposure. They were often never warned about the health risks or provided with protective equipment. 

Illegal asbestos removal from Nestle plant was in bad taste

Charlotte residents familiar with Nestle products may have positive associations with the chocolate producer, but workers who were ordered to demolish a factory building that once belonged to the company were left feeling bitter about the illegal process. Not only were the workers not licensed to perform the work, but it was done improperly. It's possible they suffered harmful exposure to asbestos while removing it from the plant.

Italian billionaire sentenced to 18 years for asbestos violations

On this blog, we often discuss the price that victims of asbestos exposure are forced to pay. Too often, innocent people are developing mesothelioma, asbestosis and other illnesses because of exposure many years ago. Readers may know now that asbestos is a hazardous material, but for decades, many workers were not aware that breathing in asbestos could cause mesothelioma and other fatal diseases. 


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