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Asbestos settlement awarded after death of plaintiff

A worker in Montana who died of mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure was recently awarded a settlement of $650,000 by Yellowstone County. Reports said Lauren DuPuis was exposed to asbestos chemical dust while he was working as a janitor at the county courthouse, a job which he performed since the 1980s. DuPuis decided to file […]

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Costs of treating mesothelioma

People who developed mesothelioma cancer after being exposed to asbestos minerals usually need to undergo extensive treatments that are often expensive in order to extend their lives. Some mesothelioma patients may require several surgeries to remove the cancerous tumors; in some extreme cases, the whole lung must be removed in order to ensure that the […]

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Day care centers may have asbestos

Most of the buildings that were constructed in the 80’s or earlier were built with materials that included asbestos to prevent fire hazards. Even though using asbestos in the construction of buildings was outlawed decades ago, many old infrastructures still contain this dangerous material. When new businesses set up shop in these old buildings without […]

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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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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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New study links road dust to development in mesothelioma

A new study done by the University of Hawaii Cancer Center has made a link between the erionite exposure in road dust and the development of precursors to mesothelioma. In the study, researchers injected mice with erionite, which is a known carcinogen, and it was found that the mice showed signs of abnormal cell growth […]

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State overturns asbestos lawsuit decision regarding machine maker

Earlier this week, the state overturned a decision regarding an asbestos lawsuit that was first decided in June 2010. The lawsuit claimed that the makers of a brake grinding machine were negligent in causing mechanics to develop asbestos-related diseases. The lawsuits claim that the brake shoe grinding machines released asbestos as a result of grinding […]

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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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Asbestos removal to occur at courthouse library in Northampton

Asbestos removal has begun at the law library at the Northampton County Courthouse after officials with the Environmental Protection Agency were told about the findings almost a year ago. This is the second time asbestos has been found in this space, which has lead investigators to question how the carcinogen returned to the area. Officials […]

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