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Alabama family to get $3.5M compensation after mother died of mesothelioma

An award of $3.5 million is expected to be given to a family, whose mother succumbed to mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos from her husband’s clothes. The U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Alabama recently concluded that the daughters of Barbara Bobo, Melissa Ann and Shannon Jean, should be compensated for their loss. Barbara […]

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Dow Chemical to pay $6 million in mesothelioma case

On Wednesday, August 21, a Louisiana jury awarded $6 million to a man who contracted mesothelioma as a result of having been exposed to asbestos while he was working for Dow Chemical. Sidney Mabile sued Dow Chemical, in addition to two other companies, claiming that years of asbestos exposure at the chemical plant caused him […]

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State Issues100K Fine to Demolition Company

A large fine has been issued to Total Dismantling and Carting Services, Inc., and its successor, The Total Group, Inc., for disregarding asbestos regulations in the sate The company has repeatedly ignored its duty to notify the Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) regarding the removal of asbestos from a number of locations throughout Eastern Massachusetts. This is a […]

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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 removal at Pasco High School begins this week

Asbestos removal at Pasco High School is set to start this week and certain areas of the school will be closed as a result. The asbestos will be removed from the roof and it is non-friable asbestos which means that it will not break apart as easily. This makes it safer to move because asbestos […]

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Mesothelioma victim dies before asbestos lawsuit goes to court

A mesothelioma victim, who filed an asbestos lawsuit against dozens of companies  claiming that they were negligent in protecting him against harmful asbestos materials, died while in the middle of the deposition process for the lawsuit and never got to make it to his court hearing. Now, his family is claiming that the defendant’s attorney […]

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Man’s family awarded $9 million in asbetos case

The family of a man that died of an asbestos-related disease after working on a shipyard for years has been awarded nearly $9 million in an asbestos lawsuit. According to officials in the case, the jury found that the company that employed the man for 37 years, John Crane Inc., was negligent. The lawsuit claims […]

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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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Vermont towns to vote on asbestos mines in area

Two towns in Vermont will be voting on an asbestos mine in the area in order to determine if the area should be declared a Superfund hazardous waste spot. Officials with the development corporation have stated that it could cost nearly $200 million in order to clean the site, but the long term plan includes […]

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Nearly 400 workers may have been exposed to asbestos during museum renovation

Asbestos has recently been found at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney Australia and officials believe that nearly 400 workers may have been exposed. According to a union for construction workers, asbestos was found in windows, sandstone joints, and pipes. Workers were renovating the Circular Quay building of the museum for almost a year […]

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