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450 workers in Australia claim asbestos exposure

The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union in Australia estimated that 450 workers signed an asbestos register due to concerns that they came into contact with asbestos while working at Perth Children’s Hospital, WA News reported.

Roof drillers feared that they exposed workers to asbestos dust while drilling roof panels on July 11 after a “white substance” enveloped them at work. The premises was still accessible the following day as authorities tried to determine whether the white substance was asbestos. The government of Barnett had a contract with John Holland for the construction of the hospital facility. John Holland obtained their roof panels from the Chinese company Yuanda. Australian authorities are seeking an explanation from Yuanda as to why the white dust came from the panels. John Holland said they will individually meet with potentially exposed workers to obtain more information about the incident.

Workers are at a high risk of contracting a rare but fatal lung cancer called mesothelioma if they accidentally inhale asbestos dust in the workplace. Though the illness has no cure, seeking help from an attorney can be beneficial for patients who need medication funds to prolong their lives. Find out how an attorney could work for you by filling out the contact form on this page today.

Madison County in Illinois leads mesothelioma lawsuits

On July 9, an article of the Alton Daily News reported that some counties in Illinois had the highest number of mesothelioma claims in the United States in 2015.

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer in the lungs that occurs as a result of asbestos inhalation. Approximately 50 percent of the nation’s mesothelioma cases came out of Madison County; 1,012 lawsuits dealt with mesothelioma in Madison County last year. As advertisements for asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers continue to air on television, more and more people are filing for compensation. Travis Akin, executive director of Illinois Lawsuit Abuse Watch, told reports that the trend is now a concern and that Illinois should do something to address the situation.

Mesothelioma is fatal, but when individuals decide to file a claim it is possible for them to afford expensive medications to help prolong their lives. Learn more about the hazards of asbestos and how an attorney can work for you by filling out the contact form on this page.

Retired worker died of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure

A Coroner’s Court recently confirmed that a Berkeley man formerly employed in a shipyard facility died of an industrial disease as a result of asbestos exposure, a July 2 article of Gazette reported.

The Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court confirmed on June 30 that retired shipyard worker Wynston Armstrong, 86, died of mesothelioma cancer on January 26 as a result of asbestos exposure in his workplace. The Hill Crest resident, who worked for John Harker Ltd. from 1946 to 1986, described how he was exposed to asbestos dust to the court. Based on imaging results from a hospital facility where Armstrong was confined, he had a tumor in his lungs and experienced breathing difficulties after detecting his mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare but fatal cancer linked to asbestos exposure in many workplaces, including shipyards. If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos, get in touch with an attorney by filling out the contact form on this page today.

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