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How does Mesothelioma occur?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects a part of the lung called the mesothelium, a thin layer that protects the lung.

At this time, there is no cure to mesothelioma and it does not usually respond to standard cancer treatments. Clinical trials are underway at this time and have resulted in several cases of victims reaching remission.

The primary cause of mesothelioma is breathing in asbestos particles. Symptoms of this cancer do not usually show up until at least 20 years after a person is exposed to the toxic material. Symptoms can even remain dormant for up to 50 years.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you were not given the proper clothing to protect yourself from the toxin, contact us for more information on asbestos exposure and mesothelioma today  or visit our website at

New York man rewarded $32 million in asbestos lawsuit

A man was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his time spent as a U.S. Navy boiler tender between 1960 and 1977. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and chest cavity.

The man filed a complaint against multiple companies who had supplied parts containing asbestos to the ships he was working on. During his seventeen years with the Navy, the man worked in the boiler room or fire room on seven different ships. The asbestos he was exposed to was found in the lagging pads, baskets and packing from the valves that he was repairing.

The New York County Supreme Court handled the case. As a result of the lawsuit, the man was awarded $32 million in damages for his pain and suffering.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to working conditions which caused you to be exposed to asbestos, contact us or visit our web site at for more information.

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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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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Indiana company fined for asbestos violations

An Indiana company has been fined $137,000 in asbestos violations after the state of Indiana found that the violated the federal law on how to dispose and remove asbestos.

The Indiana Department of Labor found that Ford Lumber Supply Inc. violated 16 regulations in a project involving asbestos. The company failed to provide the safety measurements in order to protect their employees from being exposed to asbestos.

Respirators were not given to the employees and they were not even allowed to clean dust pans to remove toxic material. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer.

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Mississippi man awarded $322 million in asbestos lawsuit

A jury has awarded a Mississippi man $322 million in an asbestos lawsuit after he claimed that he inhaled asbestos while mixing drilling mud that was produced by Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. and Union Carbide Co.

The verdict was handed down last week and was the largest award that has been given in a single plaintiff asbestos case. The 48-year-old man has asbestosis and is required to use oxygen 24 hours a day.

The man began to work in the oil field when he was 16 and for a period used  asbestos while drilling. Thirty years later, he was diagnosed with this disease. The suit states that the company knew of the dangers that were associated with asbestos and continued to market the products.

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Wrongful death mesothelioma suit ends in $9 million settlement

A $9 million settlement has just been awarded to the family of a former employee of Dow Chemical who died of mesothelioma.

The Dallas, Texas man worked for years as a contract employee where he was allegedly exposed to asbestos. The man was later diagnosed with mesothlelioma, which later took his life. The asbestos was on the insulators that Dow used regularly.

According to the lawsuit, allegations state that Dow Chemical knew in 1968 that mesothelioma was attributed to asbestos exposure but continued to let workers be exposed to the material. The family that filed the suit was awarded $9 million for the death of their family member because the jury determined that Dow Chemical was 30 percent responsible for his death.

Parents concerned over asbestos removal from school

Parents whose children go to school in Illinois are concerned over the asbestos that was found in the school and how officials want to remove it while school is still in session.

In March, parents were notified by letter that the high school where their children attend will be undergoing asbestos removal over the next three months. The letter also stated that they should not be worried because the air quality would not be compromised.

Parents began to write letters to express their concern, but they were told that environmental experts would oversee the project and the removal will only being in the late afternoon and evening hours. Officials have also said that the air quality will be measured and if there is any sign of danger, classes will be canceled.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and are concerned that you will develop an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, contact us or visit our web site at for more helpful information on the topic.

Four more asbestos lawsuits filed in court this week

This week, there have been four more asbestos lawsuits filed this week in the St. Clair County Court.

This brings the total to six lawsuits filed in the court system this year.  One complaint that was filed, alleges that 36 defendants are to blame for her family member’s death.

Her family member developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos containing materials throughout his career. The man worked as a tile setter, brick layer, home and auto repairman and home remodeler between the years of 1946 and 1980.

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Montana miners receiving nearly $43 million in settlements

Miners in Libby, Mont. are  nearing the end of an asbestos settlement that is close to $43 million. The claims state that health officials did not warn the miners of the toxic material that were in the vermiculite mines.

Hundreds of workers have become ill or been killed after suffering from an asbestos-related disease. The mine owned by W.R. Grace & Co. sickened many over the past decades. Nearly 1,125 victims are involved in a deal that would release the state from liability. The payments are ranging from $21,500 to $60,700.

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