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Lawsuits filed alleging long term asbestos exposure in courthouse

Two lawsuits have been filed alleging long term asbestos exposure at the Jackson County Courthouse in downtown Kansas City.

One suit was filed by a veteran courthouse employee who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that is mainly caused by exposure to asbestos. The other suit is a class action suit that has been filed for employees, people who visit the courthouse and their families who could have been exposed to the asbestos anytime from 1983 to the present.

Besides the courthouse, the suit also names an engineering company that has worked on the building for more than 30 years, according to the suit.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos or would just like to learn more about the health hazards asbestos exposure can cause, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

High school evacuates after asbestos findings

A Long Island high school was evacuated after asbestos was found near the school.

The asbestos was found near a dumpster an caused an immediate and unexpected evacuation for students and resulted in an early spring break for them. School is out now until April 7 and the asbestos will be removed and the air will be tested before the students return. Asbestos ‘planks’ were also found near the boiler room, which will also be removed in the cleanup. Students were happy about an extra day of spring break.

If you would like to learn more about the illness that exposure to asbestos can cause, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos found at Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall

Abestos was found at Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall’s stairwells affecting the repairs to be done there.

Officials said that all of the hard plaster was contaminated with asbestos, which is a chemical used in materials for fire and heat resistance. Any renovations that will disturb the plaster will have to be done by a contractor from the health department. The renovations that need to be done on the hall are to due to water damage that occurred earlier in the year. The asbestos issue will be resolved soon to make the campus as safe as possible.

If you or someone you love would like to learn more about the danger of asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org,

No records to prove safe asbestos removal from Topeka prison

No records have been found to document the safe removal of asbestos and EPA compliance during the 2005 renovation of a women’s dormitory at the state prison in Topeka.

Although proper safety documentation exists for the years 2006 and 2007, reports claim that in 2005, staff members and inmates removed asbestos-containing flooring materials from the dormitory, at times crushing the materials into powder during the removal. The workers were not trained in renovation work and were not warned of the dangers of asbestos exposure.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos or has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact us or visit us at our informational mesothelioma site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Strip mall demolition postponed for asbestos abatement

The demolition of a Sears Essential Plaza strip mall has been postponed for weeks because of asbestos findings.

After the demolition the Sears Essential Plaza is planned to be turned into a new police headquarters. Before the demolition begins an asbestos abatement must be done; this will take between four and six weeks. After this is complete, the county will issue a permit to allow the demolition. Officials say that the bulk of the asbestos is in the floor tiles and some of the steel in the two buildings.

If asbestos is disturbed it can become a health hazard. Once asbestos particles are inhaled they lodge into a person’s lung and can remain dormant for years until symptoms show. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of mesothelioma.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org

Asbestos found in recreation center causes workers to relocate

The city employees at Saratogo Springs East Side Recreation Field have been relocated after asbestos was found at the structure.

The field house was closed in early February after asbestos was found in the structure. According to officials, the amount of asbestos is not a potential health hazard, but workers have been relocated from the site as a precaution. The building is owned by the school district and they will hiring an asbestos abatement contractor to clean the field house as soon as possible.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and have questions or concerns, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Parents worry children were exposed to asbestos at school

Parents of students at Mackay North State High School and Moranbah East State School fear that their children have been exposed to asbestos, a dangerous substance linked to the development of the cancer mesothelioma.

Recently, students were removed from classrooms because asbestos particles had been disturbed. Although the children are no longer in those classrooms, they were in them for a short time after the asbestos particles had been disturbed. Asbestos does not become a health hazard until it is disturbed, which releases particles that can be inhaled. Once inhaled, they lodge themselves into the lining of the lungs and eventually lead to the formation of tumors, normally over the course of years or decades. Nineteen classrooms and five staff rooms have been closed off to prevent students and teachers from being around the toxic material.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

State investigates UConn in asbestos handling

A state agency is investigating the possibility of improper handling of asbestos while renovating the president’s office at the University of Connecticut.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration could fine the university for breaking asbestos handling laws. A report said university officials threw asbestos-laden materials out the window of the office. Two months later, six employees were sent to the hospital for medical screening. The investigation will include interviewing employees and university officials who were involved in the project and review asbestos records that was done and medical records.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, contact us or visit our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos found in Chattanooga church

The Central Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee has been demolished after facing a number of issues making it more cost-effective to tear it down rather then to renovate it.

The building’s structure was sound, but lead-base paint and asbestos were used when building the church. The building was also damaged by a fire several years ago. The church building was dedicated in 1909, but has not been in use in recent years. Asbestos exposure is directly linked to the development of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer. Mesothelioma can remain dormant for up to 50 years and 3,000 new patients are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States.

If you or someone you love would like to learn more about the dangers of exposure to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos suits filed against CSX Transportation

Three women have filed lawsuits against CSX transportation in West Virgnia. Two of the women had family members who worked for the company and they all later developed mesothelioma and later died. The last woman worked for the company and claims that she developed asbestosis from working there.

Each woman claims that the asbestos exposure and the diseases developed from it were wrongfully caused from working at CSX. The company CSX has been around for over 180 years. They specialize in railroad transportation and are in major populations of the 23 states east of the Mississippi River. Inhaling asbestos particles can cause mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases. The cancer can lie dormant for decades.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of inhaling asbestos while working, contact us or visit our site at  www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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