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Two companies in Oregon fined for improperly containing asbestos

A December 17 report of portlandtribune.com stated that two companies in Oregon were ordered to pay a combined fine of more than $20,000 for improperly handling asbestos in a home project.

Reports said the state’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) ordered VIP Construction to pay fine of $11,200 for the improper disposal of asbestos fibers extracted from a house on 3431 S.E. Rex Street. DEQ stated that VIP possibly exposed people living in the area by improperly disposing of the material containing asbestos fibers. The company hired VIP, Classic Image Homes was also ordered to pay $9,529 for hiring the unlicensed company.

No level of asbestos exposure is considered to be safe; even low levels can cause fatal mesothelioma cancer. If you or a loved one have developed mesothelioma, working with a lawyer is important, especially if you think that negligent parties are involved. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to find out more about asbestos hazards and how a lawyer may represent you.

Researchers may have discovered why mesothelioma often recurs

A group of researchers recently suggested that mesothelioma recurs likely due to the mutation of several cells, Fox News  reported on December 4.

According to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers, mesothelioma is the outcome of “polyclonal tumors,” whereas most other cancers are caused by mutations in just one cell. The study likely explains the reason why patients who have undergone treatment at an early stage often experience recurrence. Lead research author Michele Carbone suggested that their research may help the further development of genomic medications in treating this kind of cancer.

Mesothelioma is an often fatal cancer that affects the lungs and is caused by asbestos inhalation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, working with a skilled asbestos lawyer is important if you think negligent companies are liable for your exposure. Learn more about the dangers of mesothelioma and how our legal team may be able to help you get your much needed treatment funds today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Kilgore College staff member claims years-long asbestos exposure

A long-time staff member of Kilgore College recently revealed that thousands of people may have been exposed to asbestos minerals inside the campus, the Longview News-Journal reported on November 19.

College director Dalton Smith claimed that he was repeatedly instructed to hide the existence of asbestos minerals in the campus. Smith reportedly contacted investigators early this month due to concerns of possible asbestos exposure to thousands of people in different parts of the campus. Areas of the campus like the gym, library, halls and dormitories and other places where people gather were allegedly contaminated with asbestos, Smith said. Kilgore College, however, stated that the campus is “safe,” and they are not aware of ongoing investigation regarding asbestos.

After inhaling or coming into contact with asbestos minerals, people are at risk of suffering a specific type of cancer called mesothelioma. If you believe you have this condition and suspect negligent parties are liable for your asbestos exposure, it could be critical to your health to enlist the help of an attorney who may help you pursue compensation. Learn more about mesothelioma and how a lawyer may represent you by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

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