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52 Companies Named As Defendants By Asbestos Lawsuit

Attorney Bryan Blevins filed suit this week on behalf of his client Robert T. Booker, naming some 52 companies, including A.O. Smith Corp., Pfizer, and Union Carbide Corp., as defendants in the asbestos-related case. The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County District Court, accuses defendants of failing to warn the public about the dangers of asbestos […]

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Asbestos Scare at California School

An asbestos scare at Mokelumne River School, in Lodi, CA, prompted the closing of several classrooms and the relocation of students. Clifford Goehring, president of the school’s board, said that the asbestos may have been disturbed by workers who were repairing a leaky walkway.  School officials took action by moving students to empty classrooms and […]

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City of Portsmouth Marks Action Mesothelioma Day

In an event organized by the Hampshire Asbestos Support and Awareness Group, victims of asbestos exposure will release a thousand balloons Wednesday as part of the observation of Action Mesothelioma Day. Statistics show that nearly 600 people died from mesothelioma in the Portsmouth and southeast Hampshire region alone between 1984-2005. The organizers hope that the […]

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Widow of Asbestos Victim Founds Mesothelioma Website

In 2006, Mike Gaglio died as a result of his asbestos-induced mesothelioma. Now, his widow, Patricia Gaglio, of Webster, NY, has founded a website dedicated to providing information and aid to people who are also suffering from mesothelioma. It is a compilation of books, travel information, and health and legal resources, and includes an online […]

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$9 Million Verdict for New York Electrician with Asbestos Lung Cancer

Mr. Joel Rosenberg, was awarded $9 million by a New York jury.  Mr Rosenberg had worked as an electrician for his entire career with Alpha Wire Company, a manufacturer of electrical cable that was encased in an asbestos coating.   The jury found the wire manufacturer guilty of exposing this longtime electrician to a cancer-causing agent by […]

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$12 Million to Family of Pipefitter Killed by Asbestos

Mr. Joseph Casale’s family was awarded $12 million by a New York jury for the death of Mr. Casale from exposure to asbestos.  Mr Casale worked as a pipe-fitter in shipyards and later worked with furnaces, pipes and fittings that were installed in New York buildings. Though his disease developed after he had retired to […]

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Sentencing Delayed in Illegal Asbestos Removal Case

Sentencing in the case of a former Cayuga County employee charged in connection with the illegal removal of an asbestos-containing boiler was delayed this week. John M. Chick, 61, pleaded guilty in January to conspiracy to violate the federal Clean Air Act. He faces up to 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The […]

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Estate of Wyoming Man Files Asbestos Lawsuit

A total of 64 corporations have been named as defendants in a lawsuit filed by the estate of a Wyoming man who died of mesothelioma last year. The estate of Clive Yarber claims that asbestos exposure resulted in his death, and that the defendant corporations were negligent in causing the exposure. The lawsuit also accuses […]

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Experimental Asbestos Burning Method to be Tested in St. Bernard Parish

Faced with continuing difficulties in removing debris and ruined houses containing asbestos due to health concerns, the St. Bernard Parish Council recently agreed to allow the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test an experimental asbestos disposal procedure involving burning the asbestos at high temperatures while using a high-velocity air current to contain any harmful emissions. […]

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Bellaire Demolition Project Halted Due to Asbestos

The scheduled demolition of a burned-out building in Bellaire, OH was stopped Monday after workers discovered asbestos in the building. The finding, which has been confirmed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) inspectors, meant that demolition could not continue until the asbestos has been removed. Although officials stated that the asbestos posed no health risk in […]

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