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Hundreds of people in Sunshine North concerned about asbestos testing

Over 200 people in Sunshine North suburb recently sought to recuperate expenses they had to pay out-of-pocket to test their homes for asbestos contamination, the Herald Sun reported on October 20.

Sunshine North residents are urging the Brimbank Council and the State Government to reimburse the $300 they paid for the asbestos testing of their houses. Various health officials on October 19 were in the town to address concerns from residents. People in the area were angry upon learning that their community was contaminated with asbestos for decades without being detected until resident began to get sick. Some people in the area reportedly died from respiratory illnesses due to asbestos inhalation from an old concrete plant.

When your lungs are exposed to even low levels of asbestos, fatal illnesses may develop. However, if you suspect that you inhaled asbestos and negligent parties are responsible, a legal counsel may work for you. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn more about the dangers of asbestos and how a lawyer may possibly help you secure your much needed treatment funds.

Melbourne cement plant probed for asbestos-related fatalities

The Australian Health Department is urging the Victorian Cancer Registry to investigate an old cement plant in Sunshine North because it is suspected to be causing asbestos-related fatalities in the area, abc.net.au stated on October 12.

The Wunderlich factory is likely linked to those in the community who have died of illnesses stemming from asbestos exposure. Some former workers of the company and their family members have developed serious respiratory problems, an attorney stated. The site used to be a major asbestos manufacturing plant for several decades, and due to a inefficient cleanup effort, the area may still be unsafe. Health Minister David Davis stated that he was only aware of the issue when the media covered incident; his department is now investigating the matter.

If you or your loved one has been exposed to asbestos dust, you could develop a serious condition like mesothelioma, which often requires expensive treatment. However, you should know that remunerations may be awarded on your behalf if negligent parties are liable for your exposure. Find out how an attorney may represent you by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Connecticut woman survives asbestos-related cancer

A woman from Stonington, Connecticut who had mesothelioma said that she has been free of the asbestos-related cancer for almost a year and a half, theday.com reported on September 26.

Runner and tennis enthusiast, Lisa Rolfe, learned that she had mesothelioma two years ago after experiencing chronic breathing difficulties and pain in the left side of her back. The mother of two says she must have been exposed to asbestos as a child while washing her father’s work clothes covered in asbestos dusts. Rolfe underwent chemotherapy and aggressive surgery to extract the tumors in her lung. Rolfe said that she has been cancer free for 17 months. Lisa and her family celebrated her battle by getting a tattoo with a message “Run to the roar.”

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