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Experimental Asbestos Removal Method Being Tried

An experimental asbestos removal method will begin to be used in populated areas of the United States. The method, known as the Alternative Asbestos Control Method, uses a mixture of treated water that is sprayed onto buildings. The buildings are then demolished without removing the asbestos. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is condoning the […]

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New Drug to Treat Malignant Mesothelioma

Par Pharmaceutical Companies Inc.’s (NYSE:PRX) proprietary products division said Tuesday it has acquired the exclusive licensing and commercialization rights to Onconase from Alfacell Corp. (NASDAQ:ACEL) Onconase is a drug used in the treatment of inoperable malignant mesothelioma currently in Phase III development. Under the terms of the agreement, Par’s Strativa Pharmaceuticals unit will make an […]

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Minnesota Man Sues 10 Asbestos Defendants for Father’s Mesothelioma

A Minnesota man filed an asbestos suit against 10 defendant corporations in Madison County Circuit Court Jan. 16, alleging his father died from mesothelioma. Bruno Zagar claims his father, Anthony, was diagnosed with mesothelioma on Jan. 1, 2004, and died on Dec. 2, 2004. He claims that during the course of his father’s employment and […]

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Asbestos Exposure Still a Problem in Classrooms

The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center (MAAC) has determined, based on recent patterns, that asbestos exposure in schools is an increasingly significant problem in classrooms across the country. Most recently, a Muncie, IN high school was found to have severe violations of federal asbestos code, leaving the students and staff at risk of potentially life-threatening […]

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Plaintiffs Win $37 Million Verdict

A New York jury delivered a verdict of $37 million for two smokers with lung cancer who had been exposed to asbestos. The defendant was the Robert A. Keasbey Company, a former insulation contractor and distributor of asbestos products. For more information, contact the Mesothelioma Attorneys at Williams Kherkher.

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Widow Wins Five Year Battle Over Asbestos

After a long legal battle, Daphne Reay has finally fulfilled her husband’s dying wish, winning a six-figure settlement in her asbestos-exposure lawsuit. Keith Reay, a plumber and heating engineer in the UK, died in 2002 as a result of asbestos-induced mesothelioma. Mrs. Reay’s quest for justice was complicated by the fact that her husband’s former […]

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Appeal Filed in Asbestos Claims Against Dana Corp.

A group representing “tens of thousands” of people who claim they were injured by asbestos in Dana Corp. products has appealed the confirmation of the auto-parts supplier’s bankruptcy-reorganization plan. The group, known as the ad hoc committee of asbestos claimants, filed notice of the appeal Thursday with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Manhattan, but provided […]

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Kentucky Man Sues 72 Companies Over Asbestos

A Kentucky man who was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma has filed a lawsuit against 72 companies, claiming they are responsible for exposing him to asbestos, which caused his life-threatening disease. Jerry L. Rice Sr. of Saylersville, Ky., filed the suit Dec. 11 in Kanawha Circuit Court. Rice, 63, was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma on May […]

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Dept. of Health Corrects Estimate of Mesothelioma Deaths

Results of a study on mesothelioma in taconite miners obtained in March 2006 by the Department of Health revealed that 35 Iron Range miners died of the asbestos-related cancer between 1997 and 2005, twice as many as in the previous nine years. Mandernach suppressed the results of that study for more than a year, as […]

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Widow Sues 56 Companies Over Husband’s Asbestos Death

The widow of a West Virginia man who died from mesothelioma has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 56 companies, claiming each had a role in her husband’s death. Barbara Brewster filed a suit Dec. 7 in Kanawha Circuit Court on behalf of the estate of her husband, Jack Donsell Brewster Sr. The suit specifically mentions […]

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