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Family of Navy Veteran files asbestos suit

The family of a Navy Veteran filed a mesothellioma suit in March 2009 claiming the death of their family member of malignant mesothelioma was a result of his service in the Navy. The man had worked as Petty Officer in  the Navy and served on various vessels throughout his career. He served on the U.S.S […]

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Fourteen asbestos-related lawsuits filed in cout in one year

The St. Clair County Circuit Court in Illinois heard its fourteenth asbestos-related lawsuit in late April. A Massachusetts electrician claimed he was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos throughout his career. According to court documents, the man and his wife are claiming that 45 companies failed to exercise reasonable caution and care […]

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New York school reopens after asbestos scare

After classes were cancelled last Monday in repsonse to an asbestos scare, a New York school has checked the air for asbestos and has been cleared. Classes were cancelled after a 100-foot section of a wall in the auditorium broke off leaving people worried that asbestos had become airborne in the collapse. Classes were cancelled […]

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Jury awards $2.7 million in asbestos lawsuit

A Texas man, who worked as a pipe fitter at a chemical plant, has been awarded $2.7 million in an asbestos lawsuit. The man worked for  a plant owned by Union Carbide Corp during the 1970s and his job required him to handle insulation that contained asbestos as well as asbestos-containing gaskets. The man was […]

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Roofers fined over asbestos blasting

A roof repair and sealing company has been fined $30,000 after a contractor blasted a roof that contained asbestos. The blast sent particles everywhere and contaminated the area. The company, Sealtac Otago, Ltd employed a contractor that was hired to waterblast an asbestos roof of an building before a sealant was applied. The engineering company […]

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Sex Pistols manager dies of Mesothelioma

The well-known manager of the Sex Pistols, Malcolm Mclaren died last week of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that is primarily associated with exposure to asbestos. Mclaren was diagnosed with the disease in October and sought treatment in a London clinic. Unfortunately he lost his battle with mesothelioma at 62 years of […]

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Bands holds benefit concert for Mesothelioma victim

In early March, local bands put on benefit concert at the Hard Rock Cafe in Pennsylvania in honor of a man who is fighting mesothelioma.  The man they were honoring is a huge 80s metal fan and the bands thought that it would be a great way to raise funds and awareness  for the mesothelioma […]

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‘Relay for Life’ honors student who died of mesothelioma

Students at the University of New Hampshire participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life to raise awareness and funds for a fellow student who recently lost her battle to cancer. A UNH senior found the fundraiser bittersweet because his girlfriend and fellow student recently died of nueroblastoma and mesothelioma. The student is still […]

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Pedestrian bridge closed after findings of asbestos

In Ausin Texas, a pedestrian bridge over the Waller Creek section of Lady Bird Lake will be closed for asbestos removal. The bridge will be closed between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. starting April 19 and will last for nearly two weeks. While workers are present, hikers and walkers will be detoured […]

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Asbestos present at Parade of Homes site

Asbestos has been found in a soil sample from the Buckroe's Parade of Homes site. An analysis was carried out by the Marine Chemist Serive Inc. in late March and they found asbestos in 30 percent of the soil sample they looked at. The land previously housed Todd's Cottages before it was sold to the […]

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