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Cancer patient talks about risk of asbestos exposure

A man stricken by a respiratory-related cancer is talking about the risk of being exposed to asbestos, according to an article of The News, reported on August 25. Reports said Crookhorn resident 67-year-old Brian Cleal learned in 2008 that he is suffering from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure. Cleal was reportedly exposed to the hazardous material due […]

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Shipyard worker’s widow files lawsuits over husband’s asbestos exposure

The Louisiana Record reported on August 8 that several companies are facing wrongful death lawsuits from a woman whose late husband allegedly died of asbestos-related cancer after he was exposed to the hazardous material in his workplace in Gretna. According to Kermit Holmes’ widow Shirely, her husband succumbed to mesothelioma lung cancer and asbestosis in 2013 after he was […]

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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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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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Twelve Nevada schools conduct asbestos investigations

Twelve charter schools in Nevada are now going to be conducting an asbestos inspection in order to follow laws set up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Five of the schools are in Clark County and the other seven are in Washoe County. It is a requirement by the federal law that all schools are […]

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Landlord charged after improperly removing asbestos

A landlord has been charged with asbestos violations after he allowed laborers to improperly handle the toxic material and then used the asbestos-contaminated tiles in another building he owned. In order to avoid paying a $200,000 bill, the man has unlicensed laborers pull down the tiles illegally. The man went on with the demolition of […]

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Texaco blamed for man’s death in asbestos suit

A recent mesothelioma lawsuit was filed by a man’s family after he died of the disease after being exposed to the toxic material when he worked at Texaco. According to the lawsuit that man died of mesothelioma on June 27 and claims that he developed this disease after being exposed to the toxic material while […]

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Public figure loses battle with Mesothelioma

Frank Bender has passed away from Mesothelioma at the age of 70. The well-known forensic sculptor battled the disease for nearly 2 years, but was unable to overcome his early years of asbestos exposure. Before beginning his career as a forensic sculptor, Bender worked for years in the engine room of a Navy ship. This […]

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