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Austrailian man awarded $1 million in asbestos settlement

A man that was exposed to asbestos nearly 40 years ago has now been awarded $1 million in mesothelioma lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the 62-year-old man was exposed to the toxic material in 1972 when he worked at James Hardie Factory. The man worked as a machinist in the asbestos sheeting factory. The man claimed that he was not warned of the risk of asbestos exposure or given a mask to wear.

The jury found that James Hardie did not take the appropriate care to prevent him from being exposed to asbestos, which caused him to develop mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has developed mesothelioma as a result, contact us or visit our web site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

How does Mesothelioma occur?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects a part of the lung called the mesothelium, a thin layer that protects the lung.

At this time, there is no cure to mesothelioma and it does not usually respond to standard cancer treatments. Clinical trials are underway at this time and have resulted in several cases of victims reaching remission.

The primary cause of mesothelioma is breathing in asbestos particles. Symptoms of this cancer do not usually show up until at least 20 years after a person is exposed to the toxic material. Symptoms can even remain dormant for up to 50 years.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you were not given the proper clothing to protect yourself from the toxin, contact us for more information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma today  or visit our website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

New York man rewarded $32 million in asbestos lawsuit

A man was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his time spent as a U.S. Navy boiler tender between 1960 and 1977. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and chest cavity.

The man filed a complaint against multiple companies who had supplied parts containing asbestos to the ships he was working on. During his seventeen years with the Navy, the man worked in the boiler room or fire room on seven different ships. The asbestos he was exposed to was found in the lagging pads, baskets and packing from the valves that he was repairing.

The New York County Supreme Court handled the case. As a result of the lawsuit, the man was awarded $32 million in damages for his pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to working conditions which caused you to be exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit our web site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org/ for more information.

Twenty-one year old diagnosed with mesothelioma

A 21-year-old man has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, proving to be an exception to the pattern that the rare form of lung cancer only affects those above the age 50.

The man, a former captain of his high school’s football and hockey team, found out in February that he had peritoneal mesothelioma. Fundraisers have been set up to help the family pay for medical bills. He is currently receiving treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

It is unknown how the young man developed the disease. Mesothelioma is primarily caused by inhaling asbestos particles and is usually dormant for years. This is the second reported case of a person under the age 25 being diagnosed with the cancer.

Contact us for more information on mesothelioma or asbestos.

City of Beloit settles asbestos lawsuit

An asbestos lawsuit against the city of Beloit, Wis. has now been settled and the city will pay $270,000 as a result.

A man sued the city in 2009 when he claimed that the city did not discuss asbestos problems in a building that the company had purchased 1998. The building was previously owned by the city and was a public-works office.

The city provided a letter to the man that stated that the building was cleared of asbestos before it was bought. In 2008, the man found asbestos in the building. The city agreed to pay the money in order to settle the allegations. Asbestos is known to be the primary cause of a rare lung disease, mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma when you exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit us at our site www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org  today for more information.

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