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Family members seek justice after asbestos-related fatalities

Losing a loved one to an asbestos-related illness can be devastating. Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis can all be caused by exposure to asbestos and they can all be aggressive, painful illnesses that may not respond to treatment. Because of…

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Navy veteran dies from asbestos-related illness

We often discuss the unique risks that members of the U.S. Navy were, and continue to be, exposed to during their time in the service in regards to asbestos. Veterans and shipyard workers are particularly susceptible to asbestos-related illnesses because…

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Case involving asbestos reopened after successful appeal

North Carolina construction workers are well aware of many of the possible dangers associated with their work. However, it can sometimes be the unseen dangers that can be deadly. A construction worker from a Midwest state suffered from mesothelioma asbestos…

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Son files lawsuit after father dies of mesothelioma

Losing a loved one who has suffered an asbestos-related illness can be devastating. These tragic deaths can happen quite quickly after a diagnosis, which can leave family members hurt, confused and looking for answers and a sense of closure and…

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Mesothelioma claims the life of oil refinery operator

Mesothelioma is a devastating and fatal disease. Too many people develop this form of cancer after being exposed to toxic levels of asbestos. Any person can come into contact with the deadly substance, but it disproportionately affects those who spent…

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Mesothelioma claims life of veteran actor Ed Lauter

Like many character actors, you probably would recognize Ed Lauter’s face almost immediately. Movie fans would likely recognize him from his recent appearance in “Trouble with the Curve.” Science Fiction fans would likely recognize Lauter from a guest appearance on…

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The business of asbestos lawsuits

Victims of an asbestos-related disease no doubt experience some very difficult and trying emotions from the moment they are diagnoses. They are often angry, confused, sad, frightened and often determined to hold the party responsible for their illness accountable. But…

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Remembering victims on National Mesothelioma Awareness Day

People in North Carolina may be aware that Sept. 26 was Mesothelioma Awareness Day. While it is crucial to highlight awareness efforts and review the causes of and solutions to mesothelioma, most people affected by this terrible disease would agree…

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Who are the indirect victims of asbestos exposure?

Asbestos has long been identified as a carcinogen. That means that exposure to the toxic substance can cause cancers such as mesothelioma, which is an aggressive and fatal disease. Even though people have known for decades that asbestos exposure can…

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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.…

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