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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.

$3.5M awarded to children of mesothelioma victim

The Washington family of a woman who died of mesothelioma from inhaling second hand asbestos was ordered to receive $3.5 million worth of compensation for their loss, the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance reported on May 5.

Reports said Barbara Brandes died of mesothelioma on April 15 after she was diagnosed in February of last year. Brandes reportedly became exposed to asbestos while cleaning her husband’s asbestos-laden clothes. Brandes husband Raymond, who worked in a refinery, succumbed to several diseases, including asbestosis. Raymond was not aware that he was exposing his family to asbestos he gathered from his workplace. Raymond’s company was found guilty of negligence in King’s County Court after a recent trial. The Washington State considers the award to be the largest recorded for cases of second-hand asbestos exposure.

Family members unfortunately are at high risk of developing fatal mesothelioma cancer if one of them works in occupations that are regularly exposed to asbestos. Though mesothelioma is fatal, people who acquire it may be given treatment funds if an employer was negligent. If you or your family members believe that you have been exposed to asbestos, get in touch with a lawyer today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page to find out how you may get help.

$7.7M awarded to bus operator’s widow in Syracuse asbestos lawsuit

A total of $7.7 million was recently awarded by a Syracuse court jury to a woman after her husband succumbed to mesothelioma after prolonged asbestos exposure in his workplace, reported on January 6.

Reports said Mary’s husband Lewis Nash, 81, died of mesothelioma cancer in 2012 after he was exposed to asbestos fibers in a garage where school buses were repaired or maintained. A lawyer representing Nash’s family said some of the bus parts contained asbestos and contaminated the air in the garage. The buses owned by Fayetteville-Manlinus school, where Lewis worked for more than 30 years as a driver, were obtained from Navistar. Late last year, the jury ruled that Navistar was accountable for Lewis’ death after his family and other witnesses gave their testimonies. The amount awarded, considered to be the largest settlement awarded for asbestos exposure in Syracuse, was given to the family to compensate them for taking care of Lewis and for Mary’s loss.

Aside from great physical and emotional pain, families who lost their loved ones after being exposed to asbestos also suffer from great financial difficulties. When asbestos is inhaled, people are at risk of developing fatal mesothelioma cancer. If you want to know more about asbestos danger and how a lawyer may work for you, simply fill out the contact form on the top of this page today.

Man admits to violating asbestos removal laws

A man from Pittsford has admitted to violating asbestos removal laws and he has recently plead guilty in front of a federal court.

According to court records, the 38-year-old man violated the Clean Air standards when he was supervising a Irondequoit renovation project.

The man allegedly hired a contractor to remove the asbestos from pipes in the building, but the man was not licensed to do so. The court records show that the man knew that there was asbestos in the in building that needed to be removed.

Violating asbestos removal procedure is not only illegal, but it can put civilians nearby at risk. Asbestos can cause many asbestos-related diseases including a rare lung cancer, mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more about it. Contact us or visit our website today at

Asbestos lawsuit blames Texaco in man’s death

The family of a man that died of mesothelioma on June 27 has filed a lawsuit against Texaco alleging that the man was exposed to the asbestos while he worked there.

The suit claims that the man was exposed to asbestos while he worked at Texaco and they knew of the dangers if exposed to asbestos and did not do anything to prevent employees from being exposed. The family stated that the company acted with malice and they are seeking damages from them as a result.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and were diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact us for more information or visit our web site today at

Austrailian man awarded $1 million in asbestos settlement

A man that was exposed to asbestos nearly 40 years ago has now been awarded $1 million in mesothelioma lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, the 62-year-old man was exposed to the toxic material in 1972 when he worked at James Hardie Factory. The man worked as a machinist in the asbestos sheeting factory. The man claimed that he was not warned of the risk of asbestos exposure or given a mask to wear.

The jury found that James Hardie did not take the appropriate care to prevent him from being exposed to asbestos, which caused him to develop mesothelioma.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has developed mesothelioma as a result, contact us or visit our web site at today.

Private school fined for asbestos violations

The Environmental Protection Agency has fined a private school in New Hampshire after failing to meet the requirements set by the agency when dealing with asbestos management.

According to the EPA, the case stems from 2008 when it was found that the school failed to notify the school community that there was asbestos in two of the buildings. The Monadnock Waldorf School has paid $3,096 fine and there is still over $7,000 that still needs to be paid for.

There has been some asbestos removal done in the past, but the toxic material remains in some of their buildings. The school was charged with Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act, which states that administrators need to conduct regular inspections and notify school workers and parents annually on the status of asbestos.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with it, contact us or visit or web site for more information

UK woman settles mesothelioma case after death of husband

A woman from the United Kingdom has recently been awarded compensation after her husband died of mesothelioma after working in a cigarette filter factory.

The woman’s 58-year-old husband died of mesothelioma cancer last year. Mesothelioma is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos particles and it is thought that the man was exposed to this during his employment at Filtrona cigarette filter factory.

The factory at first denied that the man was exposed to asbestos particle while working there, but later withdrew the statements. The case has now been settled and the woman was compensated for her loss.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has questions and concerns about the health hazards that are associated with the harmful particles, contact us or visit the web site for more information.

Texas asbestos suit claims woman contracted mesothelioma from washing clothes

A Texas woman’s family is claiming that their family died after wrongfully contracting mesothelioma from washing her father,  husband and son’s work clothes.

The woman was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and died on May 30, 2008 and now her husband and sons have filed a suit against Shell Energy North America LP, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Exxon Mobil Corp, and Alon USA. The woman’s father worked at a refinery for 38 years.

The family claims that the woman contracted the disease as a result of washing her family’s clothes that were coated with asbestos dust. The suit claims that the defendants did not fulfill their duty to provide a safe workplace and protect their employees.

Mesothelioma is caused from exposure to asbestos fibers after they are disturbed and lodged in the lung.The disease can be dormant for up to 50 years. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.

Two men charged with illegal asbestos handling

Two men from Massachusetts have been charged and plead guilty to illegal asbestos handling in violation of the Massachusetts Clean Air Act.

The two men work for Northeast Demolition and Removal and were charged with this violation after they ordered to have parts of a building torn down after asbestos was found. A licensed asbestos contractor found the asbestos, but the two men did not properly dispose of the carcinogen before beginning the demolition project.

Once asbestos becomes airborne, it can be very harmful and can lead to lung cancers such as mesothelioma.The two men were sentenced to two years of probation and were ordered to pay fines.

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