Couple sues former employer for exposing workers to asbestos

24 Sep 2018 by under Legal

home renovation flooring 100x100 Couple sues former employer for exposing workers to asbestosAn Oregon couple has filed a $10 million lawsuit against a Portland property management company alleging the company put workers and residents at risk for asbestos exposure during a building renovation. Read the rest of this entry »


EPA falling short in inspecting schools for asbestos exposure

20 Sep 2018 by under News

EPA logo 100x100 EPA falling short in inspecting schools for asbestos exposureThe Environmental Protection Agency () is falling short on protecting private and public school children, teachers and staff from the dangers of asbestos exposure, according to a new report by the EPA’s internal watchdog, the Office of Inspector General (OIG). Read the rest of this entry »


NY luxury condo residents fearful about asbestos in their homes

18 Sep 2018 by under Legal

New York City Pixabay 100x100 NY luxury condo residents fearful about asbestos in their homesMark Aldridge and Maria Manchisi paid nearly $3 million for their luxury Upper East Side condominium at Carnegie Park only to learn that their home contained cancer causing asbestos. Now they and four other residents of the doorman building are suing the developer, the , alleging the company “knew they were selling apartments with -containing materials,” but did not warn homebuyers. Read the rest of this entry »


Storm damage can increase the risk of asbestos exposure

14 Sep 2018 by under News

home renovation flooring 100x100 Storm damage can increase the risk of asbestos exposureWhen national disasters like hurricanes strike, asbestos exposure becomes a concern.

was widely used in building materials like insulations, roofing materials and drywall until the 1980s, when federal laws restricted their use. Left undisturbed, -containing products do not pose risks to consumers. But storms that cause structural damage can loosen and rip apart materials and send cancer-causing fibers into the air, renovation resource hub Water Advisor cautions. These fibers are invisible to the naked eye can remain airborne for hours and even days. Read the rest of this entry »


Couple sue auto parts company, cigarette companies over cancer diagnosis

12 Sep 2018 by under Legal

mesothelioma tumor wikipedia 100x100 Couple sue auto parts company, cigarette companies over cancer diagnosisMonths before Louis Summerlin died at the age of 73 from lung cancer, he and his wife Joanna filed a lawsuit against the makers of the cigarettes he used to smoke as well as the auto parts company where he worked, Law360 reports. The Summerlins claim that the companies are to blame for his terminal diagnosis, and the least they could have done was warn him of the risks. Read the rest of this entry »


Dozens of mariner rescue workers suffer from 9/11-related diseases

11 Sep 2018 by under News
9 11 Ground Zero burning debris asbestos workers 300x197 Dozens of mariner rescue workers suffer from 9/11 related diseases

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New York, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2001) — Days after a Sep. 11 terrorist attack, fires still burn amidst the rubble of the World Trade Center. U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer’s Mate 2nd Class Jim Watson. (RELEASED)

Thomas Phelan was working as captain of a Statue of Liberty ferry on when the World Trade Center towers burned to the ground sending a toxic cloud over New York City. His tour boat quickly became a rescue vessel that day, helping to evacuate between 500,000 and a million people away from the devastation and bring supplies, water and emergency workers to lower Manhattan. The massive boat lift involved about 125 ferries, tugs, Coast Guard vessels and pleasure boats, and became the largest maritime evacuation in history. Read the rest of this entry »


September is Mesothelioma Awareness Month

10 Sep 2018 by under News

adao logo September is Mesothelioma Awareness MonthSeptember is Mesothelioma Awareness Month, a designation established in 2004 to bring attention and funding to , a rare but deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Throughout the month of September, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) will honor and remember Mesothelioma Warriors with numerous events and actions including The Miles for Meso Race, ADAO’s 13th Congressional Staff Briefing, and flying a flag over Capitol Hill in honor and remembrance of asbestos victims. Read the rest of this entry »


Teenager’s mesothelioma diagnosis baffles doctors

4 Sep 2018 by under People
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Tracey Greening worried last March when her daughter Macie’s stomach started swelling that she was having a reaction to gluten or dairy. But her diagnosis was far more troubling, and confusing. At just 14 years old, Macie was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that’s even more unlikely to develop in children and adolescents. Read the rest of this entry »


Veteran with lung cancer wants to hold corporations accountable

3 Sep 2018 by under Legal

Pearl Harbor Memorial Day 201Veteran Pearl Harbor 6 image by US Dept of Defense Ret Army Command Sgt Maj Sterling R Cale 90 371x210 100x100 Veteran with lung cancer wants to hold corporations accountableAn Illinois veteran who developed a type of lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure is suing several companies claiming their -containing products caused his terminal illness.

Thomas D. Griffith filed his complaint July 27 in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Belleville, Illinois. He claims companies like , Crane Company, BMW Constructors and several others were negligent in failing to warn people who worked with their products that the products contained a carcinogenic mineral that could make them ill. Read the rest of this entry »


Renowned mesothelioma surgeon dead at 65

31 Aug 2018 by under News

 Renowned mesothelioma surgeon dead at 65World renowned thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma researcher has died. He was 65.

Dr. Sugarbaker spent nearly 30 years advancing the treatment of pleural mesothelioma, and is recognized for developing surgical techniques that lowered the death rate from the removal of lung and esophageal tumors. He was perhaps the world’s leading specialist on mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart and is caused by exposure. Read the rest of this entry »