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Nebraska insurance company files lawsuit against state of Montana

The state of Montana has now been sued by a Nebraska insurance company claiming that they are owed $16 million in order to cover asbestos lawsuit claims that came from residents in the town of Libby. Most of the money went to an asbestos settlement filed by over a thousand residents of the town who […]

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Over 400 former dockyard workers file asbestos lawsuits in U.S.

Over 400 former dockyard workers have filed class action and individual asbestos lawsuits after being exposed to the known carcinogen while working on U.S. warships. The workers or their heirs are currently seeking compensation for these damages. Many of the workers who were stationed at HM Drydocks, now known as the Malta Drydocks, have died […]

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Inspection shows that city garbage collection site collected asbestos

An Albuquerque garbage collection center accepted material that contained asbestos even though this is against the law. It was reported to the news that a worker at the collection center was seen accepting the waste that contained asbestos products. The worker then told his manager, but the claims were allegedly ignored. The worker then reported […]

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Rare Disease Day scheduled for Feb. 29

This year, the National Organization for Rare Disorders has scheduled their fourth annual Rare Disease Day for February 29. The slogan for this year’s Rare Disease Day is “Rare but Strong Together.” Mesothelioma, like about 7,000 other conditions, is considered a rare disease. About 30 million Americans suffer from diseases that are considered to be […]

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Former BNSF Railway employee’s estate files wrongful death asbestos lawsuit

The estate of a former BNSF Railway employee has now filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the company after it alleged the man was exposed to the carcinogen, asbestos, while he worked there. According to the lawsuit, the man worked in the New Mexico and Arizona company facilities for nearly 13 years and worked with […]

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Couple names 73 companies in mesothelioma lawsuit

A North Carolina company has named 73 companies in an asbestos lawsuit that was filed last month. The lawsuit states that these defendants were negligent and this resulted in a man’s developed the rare form of cancer, mesothelioma. According to the lawsuit, the man was exposed to asbestos during his career as an insulator from […]

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Asbestos removal in elementary school has begun

An asbestos leakage at Redwood Elementary School in West Orange, New Jersey has been detected and the removal process  has begun. The leak was noticed by school officials, but the exact location cannot be pinpointed. Workers will have to open up areas of the ceiling in order to search for the root of the asbestos exposure. […]

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Jackson County asbestos lawsuit settled last month

An asbestos lawsuit that was filed in the Jackson County Courthouse has now been settled for $10 million. According to news sources, the woman filed the lawsuit against the engineering company that built the Kansas City courthouse for allegedly not taking the proper precautions for handling asbestos. The woman worked at the courthouse for nearly […]

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Mesothelioma lawsuit results in $2 million verdict

A New York jury has awarded a man $2 million as a result of a mesothelioma lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the man worked at Durez Plastics  in the compound department where he frequently dealt with airborne asbestos materials while handling molding mixes. The lawsuit is against a Canadian mining company for allegedly failing to […]

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Government report reveals increase in asbestos imports

A recent government report reveals that the amount of imports containing asbestos and raw asbestos imports coming into the U.S. increased in 2011. The report, the 2012 United States Geological Survey of mineral commodities, states that asbestos-containing imports coming into the U.S. increased by 34 percent in 2011.  From January 2011 through July 2011, the […]

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