Archive for the ‘Legal’ Category

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. (more…)


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. (more…)


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. (more…)


Testimony heats up in latest talc-mesothelioma trial

31 Aug 2018 by under Legal

talc justice 100x100 Testimony heats up in latest talc mesothelioma trialOn the fifth day of trial in a case brought by plaintiff Carolyn Weirick accusing Johnson & Johnson of knowingly selling talcum powder products that contained asbestos and contributed to her terminal cancer, Weirick’s attorneys called materials science and electron microscopy expert William Longo to the stand. He told a California jury that he examined a sample of talc taken from a bottle of Johnson’s Baby Powder used by Carolyn Weirick and found fibers. (more…)


Asbestos lawsuit blames several manufacturers for cancer diagnosis

29 Aug 2018 by under Legal

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Asbestos lawsuit blames several manufacturers for cancer diagnosisAn Illinois man is suing several manufacturers for exposing him to the known carcinogen asbestos, which he says contributed to his lung cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

Benton Street III filed a complaint on July 19 in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Belleville, Illinois, against a long list of -containing product manufacturers including and Semens Industry. He claims that the companies knew was toxic to humans but failed to adequately warn him of the serious risks associated with working around and handling and -containing products. (more…)


Pipefitter blames companies for his asbestos cancer diagnosis

26 Aug 2018 by under Legal

asbestos warning 100x100 Pipefitter blames companies for his asbestos cancer diagnosisChevron USA, , , and nine other companies have been hit with a lawsuit by a man who claims that asbestos-contaminated products made and sold by the companies contributed to his asbestos cancer.

Michael Haynes filed the lawsuit in Jefferson County District Court in Beaumont, Texas. The lawsuit also names Atlantic Richfield, Huntsman, and Total. Haynes was diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer in 2017. (more…)


Woman says regular use of J&J baby powder caused mesothelioma

22 Aug 2018 by under Legal

talc bottles powder 100x100 Woman says regular use of J&J baby powder caused mesotheliomaIn opening arguments in the latest trial alleging ’s talc-containing products caused cancer, the plaintiff’s attorneys argued that Johnson’s Baby Powder was laced with fibers and contributed to a woman’s deadly cancer. But attorneys for the consumer health care giant said the talcum powder did not make the woman sick, arguing that sometimes, “cancer just happens.” (more…)


Lawsuit claims asbestos-containing products caused man’s lung cancer

22 Aug 2018 by under Legal

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Lawsuit claims asbestos containing products caused mans lung cancer Inc., Chevron USA, and several other companies are being sued by an Illinois couple over claims the companies failed to warn about the risks of asbestos exposure.

Robert and Yvonn Fulton filed the lawsuit July 10 in St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois, alleging the companies’ were negligent in manufacturing products that contained fibers, which Robert worked with throughout his career. He claims his exposure to the in the products contributed to his lung cancer. (more…)


Man blames lung cancer diagnosis on workplace asbestos exposure

20 Aug 2018 by under Legal

lungs 1 002 100x100 Man blames lung cancer diagnosis on workplace asbestos exposureLeonard and Cheryl Brown are suing several product manufacturers accusing the companies of failing to warn of the dangers of asbestos exposure. The lawsuit was filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois. Defendants named in the lawsuit include Aurora Pumps, , and .

According to the complaint, Leonard Brown inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers from certain products while working in various jobs from 1974 though 2018. In 2017, he was diagnosed with lung cancer. He blames the companies for intentionally using asbestos-containing products despite knowing the serious health risks they posed. (more…)


Family compensated for mother’s death from secondary asbestos exposure

4 Aug 2018 by under Legal

clothing on clothes line washing laundry 100x100 Family compensated for mothers death from secondary asbestos exposureWhen Adrienne Sweeney’s husband Bill would return home from work from the boiler-making factory, U.K.-based Babcock & Wilcox, where he was employed through the 1960s and 1970s, he would give her a big hug before removing his dusty overalls. She would then take his clothes and shake them off out the back door to remove the dust before washing them. Years later, Babcock & Wilcox began laundering the overalls in-house. But the damage had already been done. (more…)