Virginia Supreme Court says employers can be liable for secondary asbestos exposure

23 Oct 2018 by under Legal

clothing on clothes line washing laundry 100x100 Virginia Supreme Court says employers can be liable for secondary asbestos exposureWhen Wanda Quisenberry was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, she sued several companies she claimed exposed her to the cancer-causing mineral, including Inc., a company that employed her father. Read the rest of this entry »


Canada to ban import, sale, use of cancer-causing asbestos

20 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Canada to ban import, sale, use of cancer causing asbestosJust months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency () under the Trump administration unveiled plans to ease its oversight on cancer-causing asbestos to allow new uses, Canada announced it will ban the mineral effective by the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »


Several occupations at high risk for asbestos exposure

18 Oct 2018 by under News

640px shipyard 100x100 Several occupations at high risk for asbestos exposureExposure to can cause serious illnesses including the incurable lung disease asbestosis, lung cancer, and , a rare but deadly form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or chest. These diseases can take 10 to 50 years to develop. Once diagnosed, the prognosis is generally grim with many dying within 18 months. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completed

16 Oct 2018 by under News

Anthophyllite asbestos SEM 1 100x100 Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completedA three-year-long, $40 million abatement project in a contaminated subdivision in Klamath Falls, Oregon is almost complete, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (). Read the rest of this entry »


Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestos

15 Oct 2018 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestosFive Brooklyn, New York, developers were charged with exposing workers to cancer-causing asbestos at four building renovation projects in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood in order to skirt costs of using a federally licensed abatement contractor. Read the rest of this entry »


Jury asked to hold J&J liable for woman’s mesothelioma diagnosis

11 Oct 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Jury asked to hold J&J liable for womans mesothelioma diagnosisAttorneys for Rosalind and Frederick Henry asked a New Jersey jury during closing arguments in the latest talc trial to hold responsible for marketing -laced talcum powder to consumers, which allegedly caused Mrs. Henry’s mesothelioma diagnosis, Law360 reported. Read the rest of this entry »


Americans still dying from asbestos exposure

10 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Americans still dying from asbestos exposure, the fibrous mineral that was once widely used in various industry materials, has a deadly legacy. Its use was significantly restricted in the 1980s, but each year in the United States, an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with , a rare but deadly form of cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read the rest of this entry »


Lawsuit: Automotive, tobacco companies owe $27 million for man’s untimely death

8 Oct 2018 by under Legal

smoking 100x100 Lawsuit: Automotive, tobacco companies owe $27 million for mans untimely deathLouis Summerlin was in severe pain in the months leading up to his lung cancer death. His wife, Joanna, suing on behalf of her late husband, believes R.J. Reynolds, , and owe her $27 million for exposing her husband to cancer-causing asbestos in their cigarettes and brakes. Read the rest of this entry »


Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposure

8 Oct 2018 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposureA tornado that swept through the Mont-Bleu area of Gatineau in Ottawa, Canada last month, seriously damaging 60 buildings, raised concerns of potential exposure, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Officials says that older structures damaged in the storm that were built before the 1980s may contain the cancer-causing mineral. Read the rest of this entry »


Widow blames several companies for late husband’s lung cancer diagnosis

5 Oct 2018 by under Legal

asbestos warning 100x100 Widow blames several companies for late husbands lung cancer diagnosisDuring Frank Bentz’s career throughout the 1970s, he was exposed at various times to cancer-causing asbestos in the products he worked with, which contributed to his lung cancer diagnosis in October 2016, and his death Nov. 25, 2016. Now his widow, Linda Bettz, is fighting for justice. Read the rest of this entry »