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Widows awarded millions for their husbands’ suffering

The widows of two workers who died of asbestos-related cancer will both get millions worth of remunerations for all the suffering their husbands experienced, the New York Daily News reported on July 7.

In the ruling by an appellate court, the widows of Ronald Dummit and Dave Konstantin were granted $8 million each. Both of their husbands died of mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos exposure. The contractor firm that they worked for was found to be aware of asbestos hazards without alerting workers who may be exposed. Dummit reportedly inhaled asbestos fibers while working on old ship boilers, while Konstantin assisted in the construction of the Olympic Tower when he was exposed to the harmful mineral fibers.

Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos are at risk of dying from mesothelioma cancer or other asbestos-related diseases. When negligent firms fail to protect employees from exposure, they can be held liable for any suffering or costs incurred. If this has happened to you or a loved one, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to get more information on how asbestos can affect you and how a lawyer may legally assist you.

House session halted due to asbestos incident

A House session on July 10 was temporarily halted due to a possible release of asbestos in the area, an article by USA Today stated.

Reports said the possible asbestos release incident happened at around 2:00 a.m. in the Capitol’s House side. After several hours of inspection conducted by engineers and industrial hygienist experts, the Architect of the Capitol’s office stated that the establishment was safe to be opened. However, some parts in the area remained barricaded. Members of the Congress and their staffs were allowed to enter the premises at around 9:00 a.m. Tours were also deemed safe soon after investigation.

People who accidentally inhale asbestos fibers may suffer from life-threatening illnesses that affect the respiratory system. If you suspect that you have been exposed to harmful fibers due to irresponsible parties, fill out the contact form on the top of this page today to learn how a lawyer may help you.





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