FACT Act sees multitude of opposition; hearing set for this week

2 Feb 2016 by Temp Temple under Legal

Capitol 2004 by Ron Reznick digital images.net  100x100 FACT Act sees multitude of opposition; hearing set for this week Introduced by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), S. 2319, also known as the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, claims to increase the transparency in the legal process for compensation of asbestos victims. But veterans, teachers and even first responders are speaking out against the legislation, saying that it would require asbestos victims to share too much personal information in order to receive reparations. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos suit filed by widow following U.S. veteran’s mesothelioma death

1 Feb 2016 by Temp Temple under Legal

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Asbestos suit filed by widow following U.S. veterans mesothelioma deathA veteran’s widow and executrix has filed suit against aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp., as well as several other manufacturers, accusing the companies of regularly exposing her husband to the dangerous asbestos responsible for his development of mesothelioma. He died as a result of the deadly cancer. Last week, Law360 reported the asbestos lawsuit had been removed to Pennsylvania federal court. Read the rest of this entry »


Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatment

29 Jan 2016 by Temp Temple under Research/Treatment

research test tubes 100x100 Breakthrough mesothelioma research could give patients with malignant diagnosis early treatmentKnown as one of the deadliest forms of cancer, mesothelioma is an incurable disease caused by asbestos. It affects the lining of the lungs or abdeomen, or, rarely, the heart. With a relatively long latency period, even up to as long as 40 years, many mesothelioma patients are faced with a death sentence when doctors determine their disease is malignant. However, new research from Australia could uncover the diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma 4 to 10 years before the patient starts experiencing symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »


Improper asbestos removal incites community uproar in Ohio, but who’s to blame?

27 Jan 2016 by Temp Temple under News

asbestos warning 100x100 Improper asbestos removal incites community uproar in Ohio, but whos to blame?Asbestos removal is a serious process that requires the utmost caution in order to prevent exposure to its harmful particles. Unfortunately, several citizens near a building demolition project claimed on social media to have witnessed Port Clinton, Ohio, firefighters tearing down pieces of an old building without regard to the state’s EPA safety protocols. However, thanks to some investigative reporting, the Sandusky Register discovered who the real culprits were. Read the rest of this entry »


Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogen

22 Dec 2015 by Temp Temple under Legal

Senate TSCA Reform Bill Passes Recognizing Asbestos as a Carcinogen CANVA 450x225 300x150 Senate passes TSCA reform bill designating asbestos as carcinogenThe Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO), reports the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (S. 697) has passed in the U.S. Senate and is now headed for the reconciliation process between the U.S. House and the U.S. Senate. This legislation is the first significant overhaul of the primary law overseeing the safety of chemical products, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), which was passed in 1976. The TSCA provides the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) authority to review and regulate chemicals in commerce. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homes

8 Dec 2015 by Kurt Niland under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Asbestos a major hurdle in preservation of historical Ohio homesThe City of Fort Thomas, Ohio, and a development firm are closing in on an agreement to renovate a group of historical homes that once housed U.S. Army officers. Plans to refurbish the vacant homes have been hung up on cost issues, which include the removal of asbestos and lead paint – two materials once commonly used in construction that are known as serious health hazards today. Read the rest of this entry »


Dallas high school students plan “walk out” if school fails to address asbestos concerns

7 Dec 2015 by Beasley Allen under News

renovations South Oak Cliff High School 100x100 Dallas high school students plan walk out if school fails to address asbestos concernsAsbestos is not something to be ignored, and some students in a local , , high school are making their concerns of the school’s condition heard by threatening to walk out. Read the rest of this entry »


Drug Keytruda saves mesothelioma sufferer’s life; she starts petition to lower costs

4 Dec 2015 by Temp Temple under Research/Treatment

Keytruda pembrolizumab Merck 100x100 Drug Keytruda saves mesothelioma sufferers life; she starts petition to lower costsMesothelioma victims face lives of uncertainty day-to-day due to their illness’s debilitating effects. However, one mesothelioma sufferer had just about given up when her life was significantly changed thanks to one drug – Keytruda (pembrolizumab). Now, she’d like to help other mesothelioma patients by helping to reduce the drug’s expensive price tag. Read the rest of this entry »


Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestos

4 Dec 2015 by Kurt Niland under Legal, News

Asbestos danger sign 300x222 Texas renovators fined for exposing workers to asbestosThree Austin, -based commercial real estate renovators face paying a total of $112,000 in fines for exposing their workers to asbestos at a residential construction worksite in San Antonio, federal safety regulators said. Read the rest of this entry »


Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studies

23 Nov 2015 by Kurt Niland under News, Research/Treatment

Nevada asbestos research image by KNPR.org  100x100 Nevada officials ordered asbestos researchers to cease studiesDid Nevada officials threaten a group of medical researchers who investigated sources of naturally occurring asbestos fibers within the state and linked those findings to unusually high cancer rates? Read the rest of this entry »