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Jury awarded family of Navy Veteran $6 million in asbestos suit

The family of a Navy Veteran filed a suit in Virginia claiming that their family member’s death from malignant mesothelioma was caused from his service in the U.S. Navy. A jury awarded the family $6 million in the suit.

The man worked as a Petty Officer in the Navy for many years on various naval ships. The ship he worked on for the longest period of time, the U.S.S. Newport News, used asbestos in almost every compartment between the 1940s and 1980s. Prior to the 1970s, the safety regulations for working with asbestos were practically nonexistent.

After asbestos begins to deteriorate over time the fibers can become airborne, breathing in asbestos fibers is the primary cause of the developing the rare and aggressive form of lung cancer, mesothelioma.

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Man files asbestos suit in Illinois

A man and his wife recently filed an asbestos suit in St. Clair County Court in Illinois claiming that he diagnosed mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos at work. This was the fourteenth asbestos-related suit filed in this court this year.

The suit claims that 45 defendant companies failed to adequately protect their employees and their employee’s families from asbestos. Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause for developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The man worked as a training electrician’s mate for the U.S. Navy along with working as a boiler, furnace maker and home remodeler for various other companies.

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Twenty-five defendants named in asbestos suit

The administrator of a man’s estate has filed an asbestos suit claiming that the man’s death from an asbestos-related disease was wrongfully caused.

The lawsuit was filed in the Jefferson County District Court and named 25 defendants. The administrator is claiming that the man developed the disease after he worked closely with asbestos-containing products in his career as an insulator, operator and laborer.

The suit claims that the defendants in the case failed to properly test their products and failed to adequately warn the man of the health risks associated with dealing with asbestos. In addition, the suit claims that the man was not given a safe place to work and there was poor ventilation in the areas that the he worked.

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Malcolm Mclaren dies of mesothelioma

Malcolm Mclaren, the legendary manager of the punk band the Sex Pistols, has lost his battle with mesothelioma at the age of 62.

Mclaren was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that is primarily associated with exposure to asbestos, in October 2009. He sought treatment in a London clinic, but lost his battle only six moths after the diagnosis.

Mclaren’s doctors say that he was probably exposed to asbestos during the remodeling of his clothing store “Sex.” During the remodeling, the cieling tiles were broken and scattered like debris across the floor. Neither Mclaren or the remodeling crew knew that asbestos was present in the tiles.

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Benefit concert held for man fighting mesothelioma

A man fighting mesothelioma was honored at a benefit concert by local Pennsylvania bands.

The benefit was produced by an entertainment company and held at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos while working with the U.S. Air Force in Panama and while working at Nabisco for six years in a building that was closed for asbestos removal. The proceeds from the event were to help the man pay for prescriptions and medical costs.

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UNH participates in 'Relay for Life' after death of student

Many students at the University of New Hampshire participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life after the death of a fellow student to mesothelioma and nueroblastoma.

Relay for Life is a 24 hour event that is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer research. The UNH’s Relay for Life raised over $69,000. One UNH senior was mourning the loss of his girlfriend, the fellow student who recently lost her battle with cancer, at the event. However, he also said that this event was helping him to cope, because he felt like he was helping to make a difference.

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Mesothelioma victim's daughter starts charity in father's honor

The daughter of a mesothelioma victim has started a charity in her father’s name to raise awareness of the rare cancer.

The woman’s father was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2006 after being rushed to the hospital, following an incident in which he collapsed and complained of breathlessness. Two years later, her father died at the age of 60. She and her family members began the charity to raise awareness and to cope with the loss of their loved one.

Her father’s mesothelioma has been attributed to his early career days working in a shipyard during the 1960s and 70s. Like many shipyards at this time, the workers were exposed to asbestos-laden materials as part of their job.

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Pedestrian bridge closed for asbestos removal

The pedestrian bridge of the Waller Creek section of Lady Bird Lake in Austin, Texas will be closed due to asbestos removal.

The bridge will be closed between April 19 and April 29 from the hours of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People will be allowed to use the bridge during other hours because the asbestos is underneath the bridge. The handrails and decking are not affected by the asbestos.

The renovation of the bridge is part of a larger project in the area. Officials tested materials on the bridge to comply with state, local and federal asbestos regulation laws.

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Boulder high school remains closed following asbestos discovery

A high school in Boulder, Colorado remains closed today following the discovery of what appeared to be asbestos in the girl’s locker room around 1:30 p.m. on Monday.

Tests for the presence of asbestos detected asbestos fibers in the air near the girl’s locker room but returned negative results for the rest of the school. Officials say they are determined to work throughout the night to remove the contamination from the air with the goal of reopening the school by tomorrow.

“We will only reopen when the school meets all the state health requirements and all tests are negative and the school is deemed safe for students and staff,” St. Vrain Valley School District spokesman Poynton said.

The girl’s locker room area will remain closed off for the rest of the school year until it is cleaned and renovated over the summer.

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Railroad worker files asbestos exposure suit

A former Illinois railroad worker sues the Central Railroad Company, claiming he was diagnosed with asbestos-related disease because of his work for the railroad.

The man worked for the railroad company from 1952 to 1995 as a fireman and an engineer. While working at the railroads, shops and roundhouses the man was exposed to asbestos fibers or dust. The man was then diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and claims to suffer great pain and mental anguish. He also fears that he will contract mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer that is associated with asbestos exposure.

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