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Insurers Must Pay for Asbestos Suits

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has recently given a ruling that makes insurers responsible for asbestos and mesothelioma suits against companies. This comes in reaction to the case between Plastics Engineering Company, or Plenco, and Liberty Mutual Group. Insurance carrier Liberty Mutual tried to get out of paying out for these suits based on limited coverage […]

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Monk Dies of Mesothelioma

A New York man living as a monk in the UK died of mesothelioma recently at the age of 86. As a young man, he served as a pilot during World War II and received his education at Harvard. He was very active in the Catholic Church, and eventually moved to Caldey Island in the […]

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School Closed for Asbestos

Wee Disciples Christian Enrichment Program in Charles Town has been closed down since January 15th when asbestos was found. Everything in the school is considered contaminated by the asbestos, and the more than 200 pre school through 1st grade students have been out of school for two weeks. The school is hoping to use a […]

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$200,000 Penalty for Mishandling Asbestos

Union Pacific Railroad based out of Omaha has agreed to a settlement of $200,000 over their mishandling of asbestos a few years ago. The company removed 13 metal sheds from a rail line in 2005. These sheds were sent to Western Metals Recycling in Salt Lake City for shredding, but asbestos was found after the […]

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Mesothelioma Case Appealed

A large victory on the mesothelioma front in the UK was appealed by the company involved. The Fibrecrete asbestos company operated for the 40 years before 1971, exposing many people to the extremely dangerous substance, asbestos. When the court ruled in favor of the former employees and their families, the company appealed. Now the case […]

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Asbesotos Clean Up Industry Growing in UK

Companies that specialize in asbestos removal and disposal in the UK are experiencing a growth in business. One company has set a growth target of 10% for the year. This, however, is very conservative. Although the construction market is not doing all that well, asbestos removal is on the rise for public safety. The increase […]

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Reducing Asbestos Risk

Asbestos is a very dangerous substance that can lead to mesothelioma as well as several other types of medical conditions. Because of this, asbestos needs to be dealt with in such a way that will reduce or remove the risk of exposure. In the past, this has meant the complete removal and disposal of the […]

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Buffalo Asbestos Fee May Be Too Much

Buffalo, New York has a $1000 asbestos notification fee for every case that needs renovation. Unfortunately, as one of the poorest cities in the country, Buffalo will have a very hard time paying this fee for the seven thousand buildings that contain asbestos and need to be torn down or renovated. This hinders the process […]

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Asbestos Precautions Come Too Late

Many people share similar stories to one Florida man. Growing up, he worked as a mechanic for his father and worked around asbestos for the rest of his career. For 45 years, he worked with asbestos in cars, fertilizer and other odd jobs. At the fertilizer plant, he wore his own clothes, which his wife […]

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Asbestos in the Military Still a Risk

Between the 1930s and the 1970s, the Navy and other branches of the military used massive amounts of asbestos containing products. Through the use of these products and simply being around them, sailors, shipyard workers and others were exposed to high quantities of asbestos. Because of this, many veterans are currently facing the threat of […]

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