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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.

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.

$650K asbestos settlement reached after death of plaintiff

A settlement of $650,000 was recently awarded to the estate of a former Montana worker months after he died of mesothelioma cancer due to prolonged asbestos exposure.

According to reports, the victim, Lauren DuPuis, was a janitor at the Yellowstone County courthouse since the 1980s. It was there that he was exposed to asbestos and later became “permanently disabled” after developing mesothelioma. DuPuis died in July after filing a civil complain against the County in April.

DuPuis’ civil complaint reached a decision in November, months after he passed away. His lawyers acknowledged the settlement on their client’s behalf, and the money will go to the deceased’s estate. 

Mesothelioma is a rare fatal cancer, the only known cause of which is the inhalation of asbestos dust. Even family member of individuals exposed to this harmful chemical may contract mesothelioma through contact with dust on clothes. If your family has been impacted by asbestos exposure or mesothelioma, get in touch with our attorneys by filling out our contact form and a representative will reach out to you with more information on how we can help. 

Researchers may have discovered why mesothelioma often recurs

A group of researchers recently suggested that mesothelioma recurs likely due to the mutation of several cells, Fox News  reported on December 4.

According to the University of Hawaii Cancer Center researchers, mesothelioma is the outcome of “polyclonal tumors,” whereas most other cancers are caused by mutations in just one cell. The study likely explains the reason why patients who have undergone treatment at an early stage often experience recurrence. Lead research author Michele Carbone suggested that their research may help the further development of genomic medications in treating this kind of cancer.

Mesothelioma is an often fatal cancer that affects the lungs and is caused by asbestos inhalation. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, working with a skilled asbestos lawyer is important if you think negligent companies are liable for your exposure. Learn more about the dangers of mesothelioma and how our legal team may be able to help you get your much needed treatment funds today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Connecticut woman survives asbestos-related cancer

A woman from Stonington, Connecticut who had mesothelioma said that she has been free of the asbestos-related cancer for almost a year and a half, theday.com reported on September 26.

Runner and tennis enthusiast, Lisa Rolfe, learned that she had mesothelioma two years ago after experiencing chronic breathing difficulties and pain in the left side of her back. The mother of two says she must have been exposed to asbestos as a child while washing her father’s work clothes covered in asbestos dusts. Rolfe underwent chemotherapy and aggressive surgery to extract the tumors in her lung. Rolfe said that she has been cancer free for 17 months. Lisa and her family celebrated her battle by getting a tattoo with a message “Run to the roar.”

Individuals in the process of treating mesothelioma unfortunately are often faced with great financial loss due to costly treatment and maintenance needed for the best chance at a speedy recovery. Fill out the contact form at the top of the page to learn more about how we may help you.

Retired carpenter’s death from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure

A Weston man who worked as a carpenter in his younger years and recently died of a rare cancer was recently found to have developed the diseased after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace for decades.

According to the findings released recently by the Flax Bourton Coroner’s Court, Kenneth Wilton died of mesothelioma due to extensive exposure to asbestos. The 81-year-old Wilton died early in the morning on November 3 at Weston Hospicecare months after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Wilton said in a statement before his death that he had been working with his bare hands while utilizing tools to manipulate asbestos-laden panels.

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure can be devastating. If this disease has affected you or a loved one, fill out the above form to get the help and guidance you need in this difficult time.

Abestos found in Luzerne County Community College classroom

Classes and laboratories were rescheduled after a test found trace amounts of asbestos – a construction material that is a proven carcinogen – in Building 2 of Luzerne County Community College in northern Pennsylvania.

The building is scheduled to be cleaned as a precaution measure, and according to a spokeswoman, courses should progress unhindered.

Sadly, not all cases of asbestos are caught and corrected so early. Many innocent people are harmed by exposure yearly.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or pleural plaques from asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Please fill out the above form to receive information about filing an asbestos exposure case.

Man dies of mesothelioma but unsure of when he was exposed to asbestos

After Wilsden medical practice senior partner Dr. Roger Selby was diagnosed with mesothelioma and died on June 27 in his Narrows, Harden home, people were uncertain how he developed this serious cancer as neither he nor anyone else could remember him being exposed to asbestos. Despite this, Selby was able to successfully claim compensation from the government for being the victim of mesothelioma.

Selby said his brother had been in the wool trade, but that his brother had never come home covered with dust in Selby’s memory. Selby also apparently had never worked in boiler rooms and plants of the various hospitals he worked in, which included Guys in London, Darlington Memorial, military hospitals in Nairobi and Nicosia, and St. Luke’s Hospital in Bradford. He claimed that he also hadn’t been exposed to people performing construction or maintenance work.

Assistant Deputy Coroner Oliver Longstaff said mesothelioma is usually caused by an environmental factor, something which occurs externally, but that sometimes the disease can also occur naturally.

Janelle Bedel succumbs to mesothelioma

Thirty-seven-year-old Rushville, Indiana resident Janelle Bedel, dubbed “Wonder Woman” by the community and her friends and family, died on June 19 after a six-year struggle against mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the internal organs, including the lungs and the heart.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization recognized her “commitment to education, advocacy, and support to patients and families around the world” with the 2014 Alan Reinstein Award and commended her for her national campaign efforts to raise awareness and push for research funds for mesothelioma. She also pushed for the U.S. to ban the use of asbestos, a toxic material used in several industries including construction, shipbuilding, metalworking, mining, among others, that is purported to cause mesothelioma

Her cause also earned her accolades from Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly.

Landlord cited after asbestos violations

A landlord is facing charges after he allegedly hired homeless workers to help tear down a Lake Avenue home that was contaminated with asbestos.

It has also been said in the case that the man not only handled asbestos tile the wrong way,  but he reused some of the tiles in another project. The man owns 13 properties in the area.

The owner allegedly did this in order to avoid paying a $200,000 bill to take down the asbestos legally. He is currently charged with two felony counts of intentionally handling toxic materials and numerous counts of air pollution without permits.

Asbestos violations are very serious because the inhalation of asbestos particles are primary cause of mesothlelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more, contact us or visit our site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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