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Three Chattanooga men sentenced for asbestos violations

Three Chattanooga men have been sentenced to prison by a federal judge after violating the Clean Air Act by releasing asbestos fibers into the air during a demolition project at a textile mill. Court documents state that one man was the property owner, another was the site foreman, and the third was a demolition contractor […]

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Family awarded $2.86 in mesothelioma lawsuit

The family of an asbestos victim has been awarded $2.86 million after their loved died of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer largely associated with exposure to asbestos fibers.  This is the largest asbestos-related award in over a decade against one defendant in the state of Delaware. The 62-year-old victim had worked at Crane Plumbing Fixtures Factory for […]

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Asbestos bill currently in Louisiana Senate

An asbestos bill is currently set to be heard today in the Louisiana Senate committee and if passed, it will change the way that the discovery process for asbestos cases are handled. The bill would require that asbestos plaintiffs in the state to name the entire list of possible defendants during the discovery process. Officials […]

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Oak Ridge cleanup lawsuit filed by six former contractors

An asbestos lawsuit filed on May 5 by six former plaintiffs that claim that they were exposed to asbestos and other toxic materials when working on an Oak Ridge Cleanup in 2000 and 2001. The plaintiffs filed the lawsuit against multiple government contractors after stating that they were negligent in exposing workers to asbestos and […]

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Firehouse in Philadelphia closes due to asbestos concerns

A firehouse in Philadelphia is closing in order to have maintenance repairs made including the possible removal of asbestos that is on some of the old water pipe encasing. The firehouse currently houses Ladder 15 and Medic Unit 47 and is located in Frankfort. Asbestos material is a known carcinogen that becomes a hazard when […]

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New study shows link to asbestos and heart disease

A new study shows that there may be  a link between heart attacks and people that were exposed to asbestos on the job and that this condition may affect women more than men. Asbestos has already been known to cause rare and aggressive lung disease and cancer such as mesothelioma, but the latest study shows […]

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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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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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Two new approaches looks at treating Mesothelioma

Pleural malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that is caused primarily by breathing in airborne asbestos particles. Although asbestos is not used anymore in buildings, it was very popular for some time. Therefore, people are still exposed to it when older buildings are demolished. Recently, there have been increased cases in Minnesota due […]

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Man receives $7.5 million in mesothelioma lawsuit

A man who worked as a construction worker in California has won a lawsuit against six separate companies who were deemed responsible for his development of mesothelioma. The man worked as a construction worker during the 1970s and 1980s where his main job was to cut piping in order for it to lay properly beneath […]

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