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Alabama survivors awarded $3.5M after death of mother

Alabama Judge Lynwood Smith recently decided that Shannon Jean Bobo Cox and Melissa Ann Bobo should be awarded $3.5 million after their mother, Barbara, died of mesothelioma cancer in 2013. Barbara, who regularly cleaned the clothes of her late husband, James, developed pleural mesothelioma in November of 2011.

Reports showed that James clothes contained asbestos dusts which accumulated in the course performing his duties as an employee of the Tennessee Valley Authority nuclear plant. In 1997, James succumbed to lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure. Court papers claimed that Barbara was also exposed to asbestos, even though she was not working at the nuclear plant.

This case serves to illustrate the incredibly devastating and far-reaching effects of asbestos exposure. Even inhaling residual dust can lead to severe medical complications. If you or a loved one has been exposed to this dangerous material and contracted mesothelioma as a result, our attorneys may be able to help you pursue a claim to compensation. To learn more, fill out the contact form at the top of this page.

Asbestos found at Washington high school, causes demolition delays

Asbestos was unexpectedly found during the demolition phase of a renovation at Wapato High School in Washington state, causing delays in the construction project at the school.

According to construction crews, the discovery has prompted an extension of the cleanup process at the school.  The remodeling project was supposed to be completed before the school year began, but it is now behind schedule.

Officials with the school have stated that the safety of students and teachers is not at risk, but managing the flow of students within the school is difficult. Fortunately, the  demolition phase that construction crews are currently working on is scheduled to be completed this week, and the next phase is supposed to begin shortly thereafter.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more about the possible dangers associated with it, please visit the Mesothelioma and Asbestos Help website today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Pasco High School begins to work on asbestos abatement

Beginning this week, Pasco High School will close certain areas in order for workers to remove asbestos from them.

As of right now, the school’s roof contains asbestos particles, which is now a known carcinogen. It was commonly used in building materials and can become very dangerous if is disturbed because it it can then lodge into the lungs.

According to the story in The News Tribune online, this type of asbestos is considered non-friable and it is more difficult to break apart, meaning that it is less dangerous. The workers will be wearing protective gear and the asbestos will be wet before it is removed.

Study: Mesothelioma may be caused by erionite exposure in road dust

A new study done at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center shows that erionite that shows up in road dust may lead to the development of mesothelioma.

In the study, mice were injected with erionite that was found on the roadways in North Dakota and the mice later were found to be inflamed and have abnormal cell growth, both of which are early signs of mesothelioma. This same research team previously linked to exposure erionite and road dust in certain Turkish villages.

Most mesothelioma that occurs is from exposure to asbestos and symptoms include chest wall pain, fatigue, wheezing, unexplained weight loss, and shortness of breath. This new research shows that asbestos may not be the only cause for mesothelioma.

Asbestos bill to be heard in Louisiana Senate Committee

A bill is currently in the Louisiana Senate Committee will change the way the discovery process in asbestos cases is handled.

The House Bill 477  is an asbestos bankruptcy bill that will require plaintiffs in asbestos cases to give a full list of defendants during the discovery process of the bill.

Those who are in favor of the bill have stated that this will prevent people from being able to receive multiple settlements for the injuries. A problem arises in the distinction between asbestos lawsuits of claims against bankruptcy trusts that occurred as companies went out of business due to liquidation to pay for asbestos-related suits.

If you have been exposed to the toxic material and developed an asbestos-related cancer, contact us today.

Machine makers can now be sued by asbestos victims

An appeals court ruled this week that asbestos victims can file lawsuits against the maker of brake shoe grinding machines after it was determined that asbestos fibers were released from the lining of the brakes.

The lawsuits were filed by a former mechanic and three other families who lost their loved one to an asbestos-related disease. The lawsuits state that the machine, made by Hennessy Industries, exposed the workers to asbestos.

The mechanic is suffering from asbestosis and the three other victims passed away in 2007 and 2008. This ruling overturned a decision made in June 2010 that stated that Hennessy Industries did not use asbestos in the machine and that they were not responsible for toxic substances that may have come from other company’s products.

The decision was reversed because it was discovered that the purpose of the machines was to grind down the lining of brakes, which would release asbestos as a result.

If you would like to learn more about asbestos exposure, contact us or visit our site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

Philadelphia fire house closes because of asbestos concern

The fire house that is home to Ladder 15 and Medic Unit 47 will be closed in order to fix repairs, according to the Philadelphia Fire Department.

The fire department stated that the closure is due to an investigation to a possible asbestos presence on the encasing of some of the older pipes. Asbestos is a toxic material that is known to cause lung cancer, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

Asbestos is usually not a threat until it is disturbed. Once it becomes airborne, it can lodge into the lung and metastasize. All of the firefighters and medic members will be transferred to nearby firehouses while their home station is closed. Once all repairs are done, the firehouse will be reopened.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more on the topic, contact us or visit our site today  at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org with any questions that you may have.

Asbestos may be linked to heart disease and stroke

New research now shows that asbestos exposure may be linked to the development of heart disease and stroke.

It has been known for some time that asbestos exposure, mainly at the workplace, is tied to the development of lung disease and cancers such as mesothelioma, but heart disease is a new addition to the dangers of the toxic material.

In the latest study, scientists looked into the cause of death of 100,000 workers that were exposed to asbestos and it was found that the a significantly higher number of them died of a cardiovascular disease. It was also found that this may affect woman more than men.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen that can cause serious health problems. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you need representation on your side at this time. Contact us for any questions that you may have or visit out website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Faster drug approval bill proposed to help mesothelioma sufferers

New legislature is currently being proposed to lawmakers and if passed, it would allow the Food and Drug Administration to quickly pass new and innovative treatment for Mesothelioma sufferers.

The bill is called the Faster Access to Specialized Treatment and it will basically allow patients that do no have time to wait for access to get medical options quickly.

The current approval rate for new drugs takes a very long time and for people who suffer from mesothelioma, they do not have much time. If a scientist discovers a new medicine that may be able to shrink a tumor, the FDA will be able to approve the bill quickly and make it more possible for mesothelioma patients to seek new treatment.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health concerns associated with it. Contact us or visit our website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org in order to obtain more information.

Clair County: More asbestos lawsuits filed

Three new asbestos lawsuits have been filed in the St. Clair County Circuit Court by three couples that each name over 60 defendants in their cases.

The first couple states that the defendants allowed him to be exposed to asbestos-containing products and that he developed lung cancer as a result of this. The man worked as a deckhand in the U.S. Navy and on the U.S.S. Demoise at the Great Lakes Naval Station. He also worked as a laborer, roofer and pattern maker.

The second couple claims that the husband developed lung cancer from working as a military police man and mechanic from 1961 until 1964. He also worked on the assembly line for Ford Motor Co. and was a dock worker for the Pacific Intermountain Express.  The last couple has similar complaints about why the husband developed lung cancer after working as a welder at American Motors and a caretaker for Radar Base.

If you or a loved one has developed an asbestos-related disease after working with asbestos-containing product, visit our site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org  today for more information and contact us for questions.

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