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Department of Defense grants $16mil for mesothelioma studies

For the fourth year in a row, the US Department of Defense has granted funding to  research the causes and treatments of mesothelioma, along with other illnesses such as colorectal, bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancers.

About a third of mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year occur among veterans. Mesothelioma affects many veterans who served in the Navy, as asbestos was once used as a cheap insulator in ships. Veterans were exposed to asbestos when dismantling or repairing the ships.

The Department of Defense funding has furthered the research in early detection, new therapies, and clinical trials of vaccines for those who suffer from the illness.

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Mesothelioma lawsuit results in $2.5 million settlement

A former chemist has been awarded $2.5 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit against Ford Motor Company.

The man accused Ford of having a machine that exposed workers to asbestos, a toxic material that is the primary cause for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

The man used the Friction Assessment Screening Test Machine, a machine manufactured by Ford, while he worked at Durez Plastics during the 1980s. The machine was used to grind down materials to check if they would be viable to be used for brakes. Many of the materials contained asbestos.

The lawsuit states that the machine carried no warning that could cause exposure to asbestos even though there were asbestos-related deaths associated with the machine since the 1970s. The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma and a court decided that Ford was 15 percent responsible for it. They were ordered to pay $2.5 million to the man.

Man sentenced after violating asbestos regulations

A California man has been sentenced after violating the federal Clean Air Act after he neglected to tell workers that ceiling tiles at an apartment complex development they were working at contained asbestos.

This work site was eventually shut down after this information was found. It recently became public that the man was sentenced to four months in jail for failing to inform the workers that they were being exposed to toxic material.

Another executive in the company was sentenced to house confinement for six months for the role they played in the incident.

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Asbestos found in piles of wood in Libby

Environmental Protection Agency officials recently announced that they found the presence of asbestos fibers in piles of wood in Libby, Montana.

The town, with a population of 3,000, has had more than $370 million spent on asbestos removal projects by the EPA over the past 11 years.  An estimated 1,750 have become sick from asbestos in the town and 400 people have died from asbestos-related diseases.

Asbestos became a problem in Libby because of the W.R. Grace vermiculite mine.  The vermiculite stripped from a mountainside in Libby was used to make insulation for many years.

After federal authorities discovered that vermiculite contained lethal asbestos, abatement projects began in the city and have not stopped.  Most recently, investigators found that two large piles of wood chips and bark were contaminated with asbestos.

Before discovering this, the wood chips and bark were distributed to locations throughout the town including schools, a cemetery, and city parks.

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Woman seeks compensation after death of husband from mesothelioma

A widow is seeking compensation after her husband’s death claiming that the company he worked for was negligent in protecting the man from asbestos fibers which caused him to develop the rare lung disorder.

The man worked at Pleasure Beach from 1989 to 2000 when he began to develop a cough in 2008. It was in 2010 that he went to the doctor and was told that he had mesothelioma and that there was no cure for the disease.

The lawsuit that was filed claims that the man was only provided with paper masks when working with asbestos and the company did not provide proper washing facilities for employees.

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