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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.

Dow chemical worker wins $6 million in Mesothelioma lawsuit

On Wednesday, August 21, a Louisiana jury ruled in favor of a former Dow Chemical worker and awarded him $6 million in connection with his mesothelioma caused by prolonged asbestos exposure.

Court records show that Dow Chemical, along with two other companies, were the defendants in a lawsuit filed by Sidney Mabile. The lawsuit claimed Dow was negligent in providing proper safety procedures and health precautions for the thousands of Dow employees who have been and still are being exposed to asbestos in the plants.

According to a Dow official, they are going to file an appeal of the Louisiana jury verdict.

During the past years, more and more people filing lawsuits against companies for negligent asbestos exposure are getting favorable decisions because of the clear link between asbestos and mesothelioma. To learn more about this legal action, mesothelioma, and asbestos, get in touch with us today.

Seventy-three companies named in asbestos suit

Seventy-three companies have been named in an asbestos lawsuit after a man claims that he developed mesothelioma after working as an insulator throughout his career and being exposed to asbestos or asbestos-laden materials.

According to the lawsuit, the man claims that the defendants negligence caused him to develop mesothelioma. The lawsuit was filed in January and the family is looking to collect damages at this time.

The company stated that the defendants were negligent for having contaminated buildings, conspiracy, intentional tort, misrepresentation, and strict liability.

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Actor Harold Hopkins dies of mesothelioma cancer

Actor Harold Hopkins has died after battling mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos particles. He was 67.

According to Hopkins’ family, the man was exposed to asbestos at his first job out of high school when he was a carpenter in Queensland.

Hopkins had major roles in movies such as Gallipoli, The Club and Don’s Party. He appeared in 16 movies total and also in an Australian television show. The man is survived by six siblings, one his twin brother.

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Woman files asbestos lawsuit against Chevron on behalf of husband

A woman whose husband died of an asbestos-related disease, has  now filed a lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

The widow, along with her four children, filed the suit on Nov. 10 and states that their family member was exposed to asbestos fibers while working with Texaco in Port Authur.

The suit continues to state that the man developed pulmonary asbestosis and died in March 2010. The plaintiffs claim that the defendants knew of the dangers associated with asbestos and continued to allow their employees to work with them.

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Asbestos lawsuit filed against 138 companies

A Colorado Springs man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 138 companies that he claims are responsible for him developing mesothelioma.

The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March and filed his complaint in September. Because the man never smoked, he claims that this rare lung cancer was caused from his career between the years 1954 and 1979.

During his career, he worked as an electrician and a laborer where he was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products. He claims that the defendants should have warned him of the dangers associated with the toxic material.

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Merlin Olsen’s family settles asbestos lawsuit

The family of actor and football star, Merlin Olsen, has now settled an asbestos lawsuit that was filed after their family member died of mesothelioma lung cancer that he was diagnosed with later in life.

Olsen was once a member of the Los Angeles Ram’s “Fearsome Foursome”  while he was a defensive tackle in the 1960s. He later appeared on the television show “Little House on the Prairie”  as well as commercials for the National Football League.

Olsen died in March 2010 after battling the rare cancer that is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos particles. The lawsuit was filed against 10 companies that Olsen worked at when he was younger and they either manufactured asbestos products or used them.

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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.

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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.

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Mesothelioma lawsuit results in $41 million result

A mesothelioma lawsuit has resulted in a $41 million settlement after a California plumber filed the suit against Kaiser Gypsum Company Inc. and FDDC California, Inc.

The man alleges that the two companies failed to inform the employees of the dangers of asbestos and failed to protect them from the dangerous substance. The jury determined that the company was negligent and awarded the man $1,273,421 in economic damages, $15 million in non-economic damages and $5 million for a loss of consortium.

Then on May 10, the jury also decided that Kaiser Gympsum acted with malice and added $20 million to the settlement for  punitive damage penalties.

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