Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

Mechanic sues manufacturing companies for asbestos exposure

13 Nov 2018 by under Legal

mechanic engine machinery Max Pixel 100x100 Mechanic sues manufacturing companies for asbestos exposure

Last year, after Donald G. Ream was diagnosed with lung cancer, he sought to hold responsible the companies he believes caused his deadly disease. In October, he and his wife, Joanne Ream, filed a lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois against AGCO Corp., , , and several others for negligently exposing him to cancer-causing asbestos as he was working as a mechanic. The Reams claim the companies failed to adequately warn workers or give them instructions about how to safely work with or around asbestos-containing products. (more…)


Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposure

11 Nov 2018 by under Legal

airplane propeller 100x100 Aircraft mechanic sues companies for asbestos exposureJames LaFrentz worked as an aircraft mechanic for 40 years, ever since he graduated from high school in 1963. When he was diagnosed with -related malignant , he filed a lawsuit against companies that manufactured, sold, distributed, or installed materials that contained . LaFrentz’s wife Ila is also named in the lawsuit, which was filed in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. (more…)


Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J

9 Nov 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Second jury hears fatal mesothelioma case against J&J“It’s the American dream interrupted,” says the attorney representing a man whose wife and law partner died from a rare form of cancer he claims was caused by exposure to asbestos in ’s talcum powder. (more…)


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 exposure, she sued several companies she claimed exposed her to the cancer-causing mineral, including Inc., a company that employed her father. (more…)


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 Johnson & Johnson responsible for marketing -laced talcum powder to consumers, which allegedly caused Mrs. Henry’s diagnosis, Law360 reported. (more…)


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 , Phillip Morris, and Hampden Automotive owe her $27 million for exposing her husband to cancer-causing asbestos in their cigarettes and brakes. (more…)


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 diagnosis in October 2016, and his death Nov. 25, 2016. Now his widow, Linda Bettz, is fighting for justice. (more…)


R.J. Reynolds must disclose lists of settlements related to asbestos-containing filters

3 Oct 2018 by under Legal

smoking 100x100 R.J. Reynolds must disclose lists of settlements related to asbestos containing filters Tobacco Co. must reveal lists of smokers and employees who sued , over claims involving its asbestos-containing filters. Reynolds purchased Lorillard in July 2015. (more…)


Former tenant, employee files lawsuit against apartment management company

1 Oct 2018 by under Legal

home renovation flooring 100x100 Former tenant, employee files lawsuit against apartment management companyA former tenant of the Commons at in Oregon filed a class action lawsuit against her former landlord alleging management knowingly exposed tenants and workers to asbestos during renovations at the apartment complex. The lawsuit comes four days after two former employees filed a $40 million lawsuit against the complex’s management company claiming they were fired for bringing asbestos concerns to the attention of management. (more…)


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. (more…)