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Japanese Man Dies of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer; Family Seeks Damages

A family from Osaka, Japan is suing Kansai Hochiki Engineering, a fire protection equipment dealer for allegedly exposing their family member to asbestos on the job. The family claims that the company failed to adequately protect their employee. They are accusing the company of neglecting the vicitm's safety when they allowed him to work in […]

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Widow Files Mesothelioma Suit

The widow of a man who died of mesothelioma is suing Chevron USA for allegedly exposing him to these toxic matierals. She filed suit against his employer claiming that the company acted with malice and gross negligent in exposing her husband to asbestos. She is claiming that his exposure to asbestos while being employed with […]

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Mesothelioma Cases Still on the Rise

Despite the increased awareness of the danger of asbestos and mesothelioma over the past two decades, the number of cases of the virulent form of cancer is still on the rise.  The number of mortalities due to mesothelioma has increased over the past decade, and there is no reason to believe that this trend will […]

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Two Families Recieve $17M is Mesthelioma Case

A Mesothelioma case in Philadelphia shows a $17 million verdict for families with two mesothelioma victims. Both victims were exposed to asbestos material at several manufacturers. Two of the manufacturers include John Crane Inc. adn Garlock Sealing Technologies. Both of the men suffered from malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure. Garlock manufactured asbestos containing product […]

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Gene Maps on Cancer Allows Scientists New View on Cancer

Scientists have recently created the first entire cancer gene maps.   These maps identify the changes that a cell goes through before it becomes cancer.  Many scientists and researchers believe that this is a defining moment in cancer research and opens the possibility of understanding cancer a lot better. The gene map that were created were […]

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2010: “The Year of the Lung”

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) and the Forum of International Respiratory Societies name 2010, The Year of the Lung. The goal of this is to "raise awareness about the importance of lung health.  According to ATS, millions of people suffer from lung disease. This is going to be the first international health treaty. The European […]

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Mesothelioma victim’s son files suit

A Tennessee man has filed a wrongful death suit against DuPont, claiming that exposure to asbestos fibers led to the mesothelioma that killed his mother. His mother died earlier this year of asbestos cancer. Her son is claiming that she was indirectly exposed to asbestos fibers from her husband's work clothes. Her husband worked at […]

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Mesothelioma victim brings lawsuit against two foreign companies

A man and his wife are filing suit against two foreign companies that were operating in East Texas. The man alleges that he was exposed to toxic asbestos fibers which led to his development of mesothelioma. He also alleges that the two defendants did not adequately warn him of the dangers associated with asbestos-containing products. […]

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London company fined for asbestos failings

A London company was fined for not carrying out proper risk assesments for the presence of asbestos before an office refurbishment. The employees and contractors were put at risk when starting to do the refurbishment and not checking for asbestos. The company pleaded guilty and was fined. Officials say that the company was required to […]

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Two construction sites being investigated for presence of asbestos

The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating two construction dump sites for the presence of asbestos in materials in Lee County. Since July, the DEP has removed 2,800 tons of fill material containing asbestos. This information went out to the public on Thursday. One of the companies has paid a $6,500 fine and since […]

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