Janitor Redeemed after Blowing Whistle on Asbestos Exposure at School

A Michigan school janitor who was reprimanded, punished, and eventually laid off for reporting asbestos exposure violations at her former workplace was recently compensated for her suffering and damages. Business Insurance reports that the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration … Continue reading

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Contractor may face 5 Years in Prison for Illegal Asbestos Removal

An Illinois contractor is facing a fine of up to $250,000 and a maximum of five years in prison for each of four alleged violations of the Clean Air Act as well as additional penalties for false statements he made … Continue reading

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Oregon Carpenter Awarded $8.7 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

After a trial that lasted for three and a half weeks, an Oregon jury recently awarded $8.7 million to a construction worker and his wife after determining that exposure to asbestos at work caused him to develop fatal mesothelioma cancer. … Continue reading

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$5 Million Asbestos Verdict Reinstated by California State Supreme Court

On Monday, the California Supreme Court reinstated a verdict that had been awarded to the family of a man who died from mesothelioma. The verdict had been appealed by a defendant, Special Electric Co., on grounds that the company had … Continue reading

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Washington State AG Files Criminal Charges in Asbestos Lawsuit Against Hotel Renovators

The Attorney General for Washington has filed multiple criminal charges against three employees of a company contracted to perform renovations on a Spokane hotel after investigations showed they violated several asbestos laws. In a press release issued on May 11, … Continue reading

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Family Awarded $17 Million in Asbestos Exposure Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Last Friday, a family was awarded a total of $17 million by a federal jury in Arizona after their beloved husband and father died from mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure at work. Business Insurance reports that the family of George … Continue reading

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Rate of Mesothelioma in and Around Philadelphia is 3X National Average

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is known to be caused by asbestos exposure. While all people experience low levels of asbestos exposure throughout their lives, in their living environments, in the natural environment, or from other sources, … Continue reading

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New York State Developer Settles OSHA Asbestos Charges for $700,000

A real estate development company out of Wingdale, New York has settled charges made by the OSHA that they exposed workers to asbestos for $700,000. While this is a hefty fine by all accounts, the original fine of $2.3 million … Continue reading

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Diagnosed with Mesothelioma after eating Sandwiches tainted with Asbestos at Jobsites

In Scotland, a 66-year-old grandfather was recently diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma just one month after he was “made redundant” and retired from his job as a communications worker. After thorough research, he believes he developed the disease after eating his … Continue reading

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Factory Owner in New York pleads Guilty to Willfully Exposing Workers to Asbestos

In the upstate New York city of Rochester, a factory owner pled guilty to knowingly exposing workers, one of whom was only 16 years old, to asbestos. Local NBC affiliate News 10 reports that Anastasios “Taso” Kolokouris, 32, pled guilty … Continue reading

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