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Former Tennessee senator Albright afflicted with mesothelioma

Former Tennessee legislator, senator Ray Albright, is expected to live only for a couple more months after being informed that he has mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer associated with asbestos that he inhaled from his work 40 years ago, a November 16 article for News Channel 9 reported.

The former senator, in his younger years, worked as a steel cutter for Combustion Engineering. Albright narrated that heavy dust particles would envelop his workplace while he or his coworkers were using a band saw to make boiler covers and he was not aware that the dust contained asbestos. Hundreds of former workers of Combustion, including Albright, have filed a lawsuit against their employer and other parties whom they think were liable for their asbestos exposure. Albright told reports that his doctor told him that he might live for about six months.

Unfortunately, mesothelioma cancer currently has no known cure and people who have been diagnosed with the disease often survive for only a couple of months. If you think you have been exposed to asbestos, working with a skilled lawyer is important for you to possibly get compensation. Get in touch with an asbestos lawyer today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Cayuga Centers settles $8K fine over improper asbestos removal

New York-based organization Cayuga Centers agreed to settle a fine of more than $8,000 following an investigation of their facility in Auburn. According to a November 11 report of auburnpub.com, the company violated proper asbestos removal techniques.

According to reports, a total of $8,016.75 in fines were settled by Cayuga Centers after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) accused them of “seriously” violating proper asbestos removal during a renovation project at their facility on Hamilton Avenue. OSHA concluded that four people were potentially exposed to asbestos as a result of the violation. Though the CEO of Cayuga Centers, Edward Hayes, acknowledged in June that asbestos was detected in their facility, the amount was not considered hazardous and the company believes none of the employees were exposed.

When companies violate proper asbestos removal procedures, workers are at a high risk of suffering from fatal mesothelioma disease. However, consulting a skilled attorney could be a viable option to help you obtain compensation for your ailments. Get in touch with a representative today by filling out the contact form on this page.

Family of mechanic to receive $12.5M after asbestos kills loved one

$12.5 million in compensation was recently awarded by a Manhattan jury to a family whose loved one died of lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, an article of the New York Post reported on November 4.

Reports revealed former Caterpillar employee George Cooney, 67, died from lung cancer in 2014. In the lawsuit filed by his family, George was initially exposed to asbestos while he worked for Caterpillar as a mechanic. Caterpillar was known to sell products containing asbestos. Even after the jury became aware of George’s lifestyle as an excessive smoker, their decision was based on a 1968 study that concluded smokers have a higher risk of dying from lung cancer when exposed to asbestos compared to non-smokers. Though Caterpillar was liable for George’s death, they will settle 55 percent of the award as the jury believed George’s lifestyle also contributed to his death.

Unfortunately, asbestos is known to be hazardous when inhaled by anyone, even those who are considered healthy. If you believe you developed an illness linked to asbestos exposure, working with a skilled legal team is critical to help you receive the compensations you need for recovery. Speak with a skilled attorney today by filling out the contact form on this page to find out how you could pursue damage claims against negligent parties.

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