Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completed

16 Oct 2018 by under News

Anthophyllite asbestos SEM 1 100x100 Asbestos cleanup at Oregon superfund site nearly completedA three-year-long, $40 million abatement project in a contaminated subdivision in Klamath Falls, Oregon is almost complete, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Read the rest of this entry »


Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestos

15 Oct 2018 by under News

200px asbestos warning 150x150 Five contractors indicted over exposing workers to asbestosFive Brooklyn, New York, developers were charged with exposing workers to cancer-causing asbestos at four building renovation projects in the Greenwood Heights neighborhood in order to skirt costs of using a federally licensed abatement contractor. Read the rest of this entry »


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 responsible for marketing -laced talcum powder to consumers, which allegedly caused Mrs. Henry’s mesothelioma diagnosis, Law360 reported. Read the rest of this entry »


Americans still dying from asbestos exposure

10 Oct 2018 by under News

asbestos Trump Russia Facebook image OAO 100x100 Americans still dying from asbestos exposure, the fibrous mineral that was once widely used in various industry materials, has a deadly legacy. Its use was significantly restricted in the 1980s, but each year in the United States, an estimated 3,000 people are diagnosed with , a rare but deadly form of cancer caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Read the rest of this entry »


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 R.J. Reynolds, Phillip Morris, and owe her $27 million for exposing her husband to cancer-causing asbestos in their cigarettes and brakes. Read the rest of this entry »


Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposure

8 Oct 2018 by under News

Asbestos at demolition site East Village WFAA News image 100x100 Tornado damage in Ottawa raises concerns of asbestos exposureA tornado that swept through the Mont-Bleu area of Gatineau in Ottawa, Canada last month, seriously damaging 60 buildings, raised concerns of potential exposure, according to the Ottawa Citizen. Officials says that older structures damaged in the storm that were built before the 1980s may contain the cancer-causing mineral. Read the rest of this entry »


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 lung cancer diagnosis in October 2016, and his death Nov. 25, 2016. Now his widow, Linda Bettz, is fighting for justice. Read the rest of this entry »


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 filtersR.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. must reveal lists of smokers and employees who sued , over claims involving its asbestos-containing filters. Reynolds purchased Lorillard in July 2015. Read the rest of this entry »


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. Read the rest of this entry »


Builder receives payout after mesothelioma diagnosis

26 Sep 2018 by under News

construction worker 100x100 Builder receives payout after mesothelioma diagnosisConstruction worker Andrew Nicholson suspected the worst when he started struggling to breathe. He had watched both his brothers die from mesothelioma, a rare type of cancer caused by exposure, years earlier. When he was diagnosed with the same cancer, he knew who was to blame – his employers who, in the 1970s, knowingly exposed him to the carcinogenic mineral without providing any respiratory protection or training him on how to reduce his risk of serious illness. Read the rest of this entry »