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Over 400 former dockyard workers file asbestos lawsuits in U.S.

Posted on February 24th, 2012 No Comments

Over 400 former dockyard workers have filed class action and individual asbestos lawsuits after being exposed to the known carcinogen while working on U.S. warships. The workers or their heirs are currently seeking compensation for these damages. Many of the workers who were stationed at HM Drydocks, now known as the Malta Drydocks, have died […]

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Inspection shows that city garbage collection site collected asbestos

Posted on February 20th, 2012 No Comments

An Albuquerque garbage collection center accepted material that contained asbestos even though this is against the law. It was reported to the news that a worker at the collection center was seen accepting the waste that contained asbestos products. The worker then told his manager, but the claims were allegedly ignored. The worker then reported […]

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Rare Disease Day scheduled for Feb. 29

Posted on February 17th, 2012 No Comments

This year, the National Organization for Rare Disorders has scheduled their fourth annual Rare Disease Day for February 29. The slogan for this year’s Rare Disease Day is “Rare but Strong Together.” Mesothelioma, like about 7,000 other conditions, is considered a rare disease. About 30 million Americans suffer from diseases that are considered to be […]

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Couple names 73 companies in mesothelioma lawsuit

Posted on February 13th, 2012 No Comments

A North Carolina company has named 73 companies in an asbestos lawsuit that was filed last month. The lawsuit states that these defendants were negligent and this resulted in a man’s developed the rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. According to the lawsuit, the man was exposed to asbestos during his career as an insulator from […]

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Twelve Nevada schools conduct asbestos investigations

Posted on November 1st, 2011 No Comments

Twelve charter schools in Nevada are now going to be conducting an asbestos inspection in order to follow laws set up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Five of the schools are in Clark County and the other seven are in Washoe County. It is a requirement by the federal law that all schools are […]

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Landlord charged after improperly removing asbestos

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

A landlord has been charged with asbestos violations after he allowed laborers to improperly handle the toxic material and then used the asbestos-contaminated tiles in another building he owned. In order to avoid paying a $200,000 bill, the man has unlicensed laborers pull down the tiles illegally. The man went on with the demolition of […]

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Texaco blamed for man’s death in asbestos suit

Posted on September 7th, 2011 No Comments

A recent mesothelioma lawsuit was filed by a man’s family after he died of the disease after being exposed to the toxic material when he worked at Texaco. According to the lawsuit that man died of mesothelioma on June 27 and claims that he developed this disease after being exposed to the toxic material while […]

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Public figure loses battle with Mesothelioma

Posted on August 17th, 2011 No Comments

Frank Bender has passed away from Mesothelioma at the age of 70. The well-known forensic sculptor battled the disease for nearly 2 years, but was unable to overcome his early years of asbestos exposure. Before beginning his career as a forensic sculptor, Bender worked for years in the engine room of a Navy ship. This […]

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Young man, 21, diagnosed with mesothelioma

Posted on August 9th, 2011 No Comments

A 21-year-old man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in February and is currently receiving treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. This young man’s story is similar to the 18-year-old who passed away from complications of the disease earlier this year. It is unknown how either of them developed the rare type of cancer that is primarily […]

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Research finds mineral in road gravel is linked to mesothelioma

Posted on July 26th, 2011 No Comments

Researchers working at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center have discovered a mineral they believe causes mesothelioma. The mineral, erionite, is often used in road gravel. Erionite can come in contact with people’s lungs when constant traffic dislodges particles of the road’s surface into the air. The study focused mainly on Dunn County, ND, where […]

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