Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines

5 Dec 2017 by under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Maryland evaluates asbestos lawsuit deadlines state law allows 20 years from the time of exposure for workers or their families to file a claim for an -related disease or death, but that time may soon be extended. (more…)


California opts not to expand take-home asbestos liability

28 Jul 2017 by under Legal, News

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 California opts not to expand take home asbestos liability is one of the few states in the country that hears take-home or secondhand exposure cases, when a worker transfers asbestos fibers from work through clothing, tools, vehicle, etc., as MyMeso has previously reported. Earlier this month, a California Court of Appeals voted against expanding asbestos liability in lawsuits beyond the scope of precedent. (more…)


Exclusive remedy provisions prove downfall for some asbestos victims

9 Jun 2017 by under Legal

Anthophyllite asbestos SEM 1 100x100 Exclusive remedy provisions prove downfall for some asbestos victimsA U.S. federal appeals court dismissed six exposure claims Tuesday for failure by the plaintiffs to sufficiently prove that their non-occupational exposure was a substantial contributor to their injuries. (more…)


North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirements

26 May 2017 by under Legal, News

NCLegislature 100x100 North Carolina set to change asbestos lawsuit requirements is poised to join the gaggle of states changing requirements for lawsuits.

Earlier this week The News & Observer reported the state’s House Judiciary II Committee approved the Personal Injury Bankruptcy Trust Claims bill, or Senate Bill 470, by 6-4 vote earlier this week. The bill is now headed to a vote by the full House. (more…)


New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma award

15 May 2017 by under Legal

Lady justice Dublin L 100x100 New York Supreme Court upholds mesothelioma awardThe Supreme Court of the State of has rejected the two-year appeal of a mesothelioma victim’s jury award. Nicholas Dominick will finally receive $3 million the jury awarded him for future pain and suffering from Pacemaker Steel & Piping Co. for their contribution to Dominick’s mesothelioma, according to LawyersandSettlements.com. (more…)


Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower court

28 Apr 2017 by under Legal, News

603px Browns ferry NPP 100x100 Alabama mesothelioma case remanded to lower courtThe U.S. Court of Appeals’ 11th Circuit is remanding a Florence, , woman’s take-home asbestos exposure case back to district court to settle a dispute over the amount of damages to be awarded, according to AL.com. (more…)


Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claim

26 Apr 2017 by under Legal, News

4178172 4178172 american justice series edited 100x100 Jury awards $81.5 million against Napa asbestos exposure claimJerry “Doy” Coogan spent a lifetime fixing up backhoes, cranes and hot rods, and a state jury recently found that his hobbies lead to his death. The jury awarded $81.5 million after determining his frequent use of Napa-brand auto parts lead to his death from mesothelioma in 2015 at age 67, according to Law 360. (more…)


Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposure

25 Apr 2017 by under Legal, News

480px Florida Supreme Court Seal 2014 100x100 Widow appeals determination of damages by timing of asbestos exposureIn February, Florida’s Fourth District Court of Appeals broke away from precedents set by other states, ruling Janis Kelly could not receive damages for the loss of her husband’s companionship after he died in 2015 from mesothelioma because prior cases in the district  had established that claims start for -related disease when symptoms appear.

Specifically, it ruled that she could not bring claims against defendants -Pacific Union Carbide Corp. because under common law loss of consortium, the parties must be married when the injury occurs to recover damages. Kelly has appealed the ruling to the Florida Supreme Court, according to Law360. (more…)


Jury awards $8.8 million in Bell Helicopter asbestos exposure case

31 Mar 2017 by under Legal

445px Altan 100x100 Jury awards $8.8 million in Bell Helicopter asbestos exposure caseA jury in Dallas award $8.8 million to the family of a Bell Helicopter employee who died from , a deadly cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen and is caused by exposure to . Asbestos was once used in many manufacturing and construction products for its heat resistance and flexibility before it was found to be a human carcinogen. (more…)


Arizona Supreme Court will review take-home asbestos exposure case

22 Mar 2017 by under Legal

OznEpzk5 100x100 Arizona Supreme Court will review take home asbestos exposure caseThe Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments next month in a take-home exposure case, according to Legal Newsline.

The plaintiffs, Ernest V. and Mary Quiroz, allege Ernest’s father was exposed to asbestos at work and brought asbestos fibers home on his clothing, which exposed his family to the carcinogen as well. Health risks occur when asbestos fibers become airborne and are either inhaled or ingested. Ernest contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, heart or abdomen, and died in 2014.  (more…)