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MDH study discloses new cases of miners afflicted with mesothelioma

An ongoing study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revealed that there are at least 21 new cases of miners who developed mesothelioma from their workplace, Fox 21 reported on February 17.

A total of 101 out of 69,000 iron miners employed during the 1930s and 1982 reportedly were identified to have mesothelioma cancer since the study was conducted prior to 2000. In earlier days, mining facilities often utilized commercial asbestos for insulation purposes and its removal is still ongoing. Minnesota Commissioner of Health’s Dr. Ed Ehlinger stated that they expect to see mesothelioma cases grow because individuals may notice signs of the cancer 4 or 5 decades after the time they were exposed to asbestos minerals.

Mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos exposure is a fatal condition. If you believe you developed mesothelioma from your workplace after inhaling asbestos fibers, enlisting a lawyer could help you get financial assistance you need for medications. Find out how a lawyer may help you today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

MA property manager to pay fine for exposing people to asbestos

A fine totaling $65,000 was imposed on a property manager in Springfield over allegations that his company potentially exposed residents to asbestos fibers during renovations of a residential building, a WWLP article stated on February 5.

During a renovation of a multi-family establishment in Agawam, NI Management was accused of improperly dumping construction debris containing asbestos fibers, the Attorney General’s Office said. The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) reportedly discovered asbestos inside the establishment where children played and tenants did laundry. Company owner Wei Qiang Ni allegedly worked with his spouse to improperly dispose of debris near the building. Qiang Ni agreed to pay the penalty imposed on his company.

Serious lung diseases may afflict people who have inhaled asbestos fibers. Such diseases caused by asbestos have no known effective medication. However, if you develop asbestos-related disease as a result of other people negligence, you may be entitled to get financial assistance to sustain the cost of treatment. Discuss your situation with us today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Former England soccer star supports Health and Safety campaign

Former English soccer star Stuart Pearce is concerned he may develop cancer as a result of asbestos inhalation before he became an athlete, an article by the Mirror stated on January 28.

The 52-year-old manager of the Nottingham Forest worked as an electrician before he became a soccer player. Pearce reportedly re-wired establishments for four years. According to Pearce, workers were not informed that they may develop mesothelioma cancer from the asbestos they encountered. An estimated 20 workers every week die of diseases related to asbestos exposure. Pearce currently supports the campaign run by the Health and Safety Executive that warns people of asbestos exposure in the workplace.

If you have developed mesothelioma or another adverse health condition due to exposure to asbestos in the workplace or elsewhere, there may be legal options for recourse. Fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn more about asbestos hazards in the workplace and how you may get legal assistance.

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