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The importance of mesothelioma awareness

In North Carolina, there may be victims of asbestos exposure who are unaware of their risk for mesothelioma. It is important to be aware of the risks, symptoms and signs of this potentially deadly disease. Victims of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure have the right to explore the option for financial compensation, making it important to increase awareness about the disease.

Firefighters often unaware of higher risk for job-related cancer

Overlooked or unbeknownst to firefighters, these public servants may face a higher risk for cancer. North Carolina firefighters and readers are well aware of the risk for physical harm when fighting fires. However, it has recently come to light that exposure to certain hazards from fires place these men and women at a much higher risk for multiple types of cancer.

Woman files lawsuit after husband's mesothelioma death

Many North Carolina residents may have been exposed to asbestos in the early- to mid-1900s. Those who worked in factories, shipyards and other places where sheet metal was prominent often found out decades later that their exposure to asbestos led to mesothelioma, a deadly cancer. A union sheet metal worker who also served for several years as the union president died from asbestos exposure in June 2013, and his wife recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit against more than two dozen companies.

NC proposed legislation could change how asbestos cases heard

North Carolina legislators are considering passing a bill that could impact the manner in which asbestos-related lawsuits are tried. The aim of the bill is purportedly to provide more transparency when it comes to asbestos bankruptcy trusts in relation to products liability matters.

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 how difficult it can be to treat these conditions, victims can often pass away relatively quickly after diagnosis.

Lawsuit: Man says no warnings issued for asbestos products

When a company makes, sells or uses dangerous materials, they are supposed to warn others of the risks related to their product. Failure to do so can put that company in a position to be held liable for any illnesses or injuries that result from use of or exposure to that product. This is often what happens when people in North Carolina and nationwide get sick after being exposed to asbestos.

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 exposure and might not have been aware that it could take his life, even years later.

Congresswoman's lawsuit sparks debate over smoking and asbestos

On this blog, we often discuss the fact that companies and manufacturers have known for decades that products with asbestos can pose a serious threat to a person's health. Airborne asbestos can enter a person's lungs and do some serious damage, causing a person to develop various types of cancer, including lung cancer.

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 years working with or around asbestos without knowing the dangers associated with the mineral.

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 "Star Trek: The Next Generation." Commonly, people will remember him for his recurring role on "ER" as a fire department captain. According to the Internet Movie Database (IMDb.com), Lauter appeared in more than 200 different roles in a career that spanned more than 40 years. He would have turned 75 today.

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