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Couple Sues 49 companies in Mesothelioma suit

On March 3, an Orange County couple sued 49 companies claiming wrong-doing and negligence regarding the husband's health. The couple is claiming that the in the husband's career as a refinery worker, the defendants in this case put his health at risk. The man was allegedly exposed to asbestos during his 20 year career. The […]

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Mesothelioma suit settles for $2 million

A Brooklyn construction worker's family has been awarded $2 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit. The worker was in the construction business for over 40 years and was regulary exposed to asbestos during his career. He did constrution work at places such as the World Trade Center and two international airports. Buildings that have used asbestos […]

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Judge awards man $3 million in Asbestos suit

A man and his wife have been awarded $3 million for an asbestos injury suit. The suit was filed against Union Carbide and other defendants for the development of a rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. The man worked at the Union Carbide plant in Brownsville, Texas in the 1970s where he and his wife claimed […]

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Rail Workers Sue CSX for Asbestos Exposure

Four former CSX employees in Tampa, Florida have filed a lawsuit alleging the company is responsible for the asbestos-related lung cancer they have developed.   The lawsuit was filed by four men who say that over the past forty years they were never warned by CSX about the health risks associated with long term asbestos […]

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Merlin Olsen dies of mesothelioma

Merlin Olsen, one of the strongest NFL players in history, died of mesothelioma cancer on March 11, 2010 at the age of 69. An NFL Hall of Famer, televison actor and comedian lost his battle with mesothelioma, which his family claims he developed from exposure to asbestos. His family thinks that it was during his […]

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Asbestos found in Pennsylvania high school

In February, a high school in Pennsylvania found over 60,000 square feet of asbestos filled tiles. The substitute superintendent has said that he doesn't think that the school will be closed for an entire year while removing the asbestos. The goal is to tightly control the removal process so that people who are in seperate […]

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Man sues for work-related mesothelioma

A former trucker, machinist and janitor is filing a suit that claims he developed work-related mesothelioma from various jobs throughout his career. He claims that any of the postions and jobs that he had during his career could have exposed him to asbestos. He worked in these fields between 1963 and 1996. Asbestos was a […]

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Heir sues 49 companies in asbestos suit

The representative of a man who died of mesothelioma is suing 49 companies, claiming the deceased was wrongfully exposed to dangerous substances. The man worked as a union insulator from 1953 to 1998. This is where the representaive claims the man was exposed to asbestos. The deceased man's representative is claiming that the defendants failed […]

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Plumbers may be at risk of developing mesothelioma

Insulation that is used to protect water pipes in thousands of homes and comercial properties can be very dangerous for plumbers when they are fixing or repairing the pipes. Mineral asbestos was a popular substance to use in making insulation for pipes because of its stong resistance to corrosion and temperature extremes. Eventally, however, the […]

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Jury awards woman $17.87 million in asbestos case

An Illinois woman was awarded over $17 million after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace, which she believes caused her to develop mesothelioma. The woman worked as a secretary for  Union Asbestos and Rubber Co. from 1967 to 1969. Two companies were named as defendants in the case because they share corporate predecessors. The […]

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