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Indirect exposure to asbestos materials

In some situations, family members are at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer when highly dangerous asbestos dust is indirectly passed to them. Families should know that people can be indirectly exposed to asbestos in the following situations:

  • Asbestos dusts sticks to the clothes or shoes of family members and is transferred to others by touching or close contact
  • Old buildings that are being demolished by unqualified contractors nearby
  • Asbestos dusts that gets lodged in the fur of household pets

Mesothelioma is a fatal illness that is frequently caused by indirect exposure to asbestos dusts. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, working with a lawyer can be an essential aspect of a successful claim to compensation you may be able to make on negligent parties in order to hold them liable for your suffering. To learn more about your legal options by speaking to an experienced mesothelioma attorney, fill out the contact form at the top of this page today.

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.

Man with lung cancer gives warning on risks of asbestos exposure

A man suffering from mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers is creating awareness on the early signs of being exposed to the hazardous material, The News reported on August 25.

Cancer patient Brian Cleal, 67, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2008. Cleal’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease was linked to asbestos exposure and was confirmed by a CT scan. Brian is now suffering from mesothelioma, and narrated that during his younger years, his father came home every day from work as a dockyard driller fully covered with dust. His father was also diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Brian, working with several attorneys, is also part of Breathe Easy, and is promoting awareness on the health risks of asbestos exposure.

People who suffer health conditions linked to asbestos exposure also suffer from great financial loss due to the extensive medication and treatments they need to prolong their lives. If you believe that negligent companies are liable for your asbestos-related illness, a lawyer may be able to fight for you. Learn more of the risks of asbestos exposure and how you may seek help today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

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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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

Department of Defense grants $16mil for mesothelioma studies

For the fourth year in a row, the US Department of Defense has granted funding to  research the causes and treatments of mesothelioma, along with other illnesses such as colorectal, bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancers.

About a third of mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year occur among veterans. Mesothelioma affects many veterans who served in the Navy, as asbestos was once used as a cheap insulator in ships. Veterans were exposed to asbestos when dismantling or repairing the ships.

The Department of Defense funding has furthered the research in early detection, new therapies, and clinical trials of vaccines for those who suffer from the illness.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us or visit our web site at for more information.

Florida man names 53 companies in mesothelioma lawsuit

A man from Florida has named 53 companies in a lawsuit claiming that they are responsible for the mesothelioma he developed.

According to a complaint that was filed in May, the man claims that he was exposed to asbestos or parts that contained asbestos while working at Elk Refinery and Virginia Natural Gas between the years of 1953 and 1982.

The man alleges that the companies were negligent, had contaminated buildings, conspiracy, intentional tort, breach of implied and expressed warranty. A few of the companies in the suit include 3M Company, Cleaver-Brooks Company, Inc., General Electric Company and A.O. Smith Corporation.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothlelioma after working with asbestos for years without being informed of the dangers, contact us or visit our web site today at,

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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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.

Malcolm Mclaren dies of mesothelioma

Malcolm Mclaren, the legendary manager of the punk band the Sex Pistols, has lost his battle with mesothelioma at the age of 62.

Mclaren was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that is primarily associated with exposure to asbestos, in October 2009. He sought treatment in a London clinic, but lost his battle only six moths after the diagnosis.

Mclaren’s doctors say that he was probably exposed to asbestos during the remodeling of his clothing store “Sex.” During the remodeling, the cieling tiles were broken and scattered like debris across the floor. Neither Mclaren or the remodeling crew knew that asbestos was present in the tiles.

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