Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoring

25 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Students exposed to asbestos win $1.8 million for medical monitoringAfter exposing dozens of young victims to asbestos while on the job, nonprofit Firm Build’s three former executives must pay approximately $1.8 million in damages, according to U.S. Attorney Benjamin Wagner’s office. Read the rest of this entry »


Japan Supreme Court holds Kubota Corporation liable for asbestos exposure

24 Feb 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

Kubota logo 100x100 Japan Supreme Court holds Kubota Corporation liable for asbestos exposure Japan’s Supreme Court recently upheld a ruling that declares the Kubota Corporation, a manufacturer of farm equipment, liable for the asbestos-related fatal illness of a man who lived near the plant located in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture. In 2005, Kubota began compensating workers who had contracted illnesses due to asbestos exposure, but this decision is this first time the Japanese Supreme Court has upheld a lower court decision recognizing corporate responsibility for asbestos-related illness in someone living near a factory. Read the rest of this entry »


Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residents

12 Feb 2015 by Temp Temple under News

Actinolite   USGS Mineral Specimens 003 1 100x100 Naturally occurring asbestos linked to higher cases of mesothelioma in Nevada and Arizona residentsNaturally occurring asbestos minerals are human carcinogens and can cause a plethora of health effects, but how does one go about avoiding these dangerous minerals if they’re in the wind? Read the rest of this entry »


So-called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside out

10 Feb 2015 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 So called asbestos transparency legislation turns justice inside outThe Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act (FACT Act) may possibly be the most astoundingly backward “call to justice” ever proposed. Supporters of the proposed legislation are looking to protect the corporate wrongdoers who exposed thousands of innocent workers and their families to asbestos disease, while calling for victims to be excoriated as greedy grubbers out for a dime. Read the rest of this entry »


Libby, Montana asbestos case to be reviewed by Workman’s Compensation Court

28 Jan 2015 by Wesley Smithart under Legal, News

forest libby 100x100 Libby, Montana asbestos case to be reviewed by Workman’s Compensation CourtIn 2009, Edwin Moreau died of asbestos-related lung cancer after working at W.R. Grace Mine in Libby, Mont., for almost 30 years. Since he became ill, his wife, Cristita Moreau, has been battling to secure her husband’s benefits to cover his medical expenses. Initially, her claim for occupational disease benefits was refused by Transportation Insurance, W.R. Grace’s company covering claims from sick workers. In 2010, Moreau filed a petition with the Workman’s Compensation Court, which resulted in a settlement in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »


Appeals court rules five-day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosis

30 Dec 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Appeals court rules five day asbestos exposure could have caused asbestosisLouisiana’s Fourth District Court of Appeals determined there was sufficient evidence to support Plaintiff Edward Alberes’ allegation that he contracted asbestosis as a result of occupational exposure to asbestos. The ruling was announced Dec. 10 by Judge Terri F. Love, with Judges Edwin A. Lombard and Roland L. Belsome concurring. Read the rest of this entry »


Canada’s rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on-the-job fatalities

16 Dec 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Canadas rising health issue: Asbestos linked to the highest number of on the job fatalitiesIn a shocking revelation, new data released by Canadian news source The Globe and Mail reveals that asbestos exposure is the number one cause of the most on-the-job deaths in Canada, representing nearly a third of the deaths since 1996. Last year, asbestos was responsible for more fatalities in its 368 death claims than the total amount of fatalities from fires, highway accidents and chemical exposures combined. Roughly 5,000 on-the-job death claims have been approved in Canada since 1996 due to asbestos exposure. Read the rest of this entry »


Irish Family Develops Mesothelioma From Asbestos Exposure

8 Dec 2014 by Wesley Smithart under News

actinolite asbestos 100x100 Irish Family Develops Mesothelioma From Asbestos ExposureIn Dublin, Ireland, three siblings died recently due to asbestos exposure-caused , though the two brothers and their sister were exposed to the deadly substance separately. One of the brothers worked cutting asbestos sheets in the mid-1960s for three or four years, while his brother was exposed working as a pipe fitter in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s. Their sister came into contact with asbestos washing her husband’s clothes while he worked as a builder in Australia. Each sibling was diagnosed about 40 years after their respective exposure. Read the rest of this entry »


Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the street

30 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos bags dumped on road KREM image 100x100 Spokane County neighborhood finds leaking asbestos bags spread on the sides of the streetWhat would be your reaction to plastic bags filled with asbestos illegally dumped on your street? In Spokane County, Wash., neighbors correctly responded to the dangerous situation by immediately notifying law enforcement about the leaking asbestos-filled bags; however, the bags have yet to be fully addressed since the emergency is “just” a “level three” call, according to county officials. Read the rest of this entry »


California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at three

22 Oct 2014 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 California schools undergo asbestos testing after renovation projects reveal asbestos at threeFollowing a string of asbestos tests on eight schools in the Ocean View School District in California, district officials announced that none of those schools will be closed and that there was no significant asbestos contamination found. However, three other schools in the district remain closed after asbestos was discovered during their renovations. Read the rest of this entry »