Couple Names 199 Defendants in Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

A West Virginia couple recently named 199 defendants in an asbestos exposure lawsuit, claiming that these parties are responsible for the exposure which caused the husband to develop lung cancer. While many people believe mesothelioma is a type of lung … Continue reading

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Washington State AG Charges Contractor of Lying About Asbestos Disposal

The Attorney General of Washington State has filed five felony charges against a contractor accused of falsifying documents related to the disposal of asbestos. In a press release published on December 29, the Washington State Office of the Attorney General … Continue reading

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Canadian Government to Announce Comprehensive Asbestos Ban

This week, the government of Canada plans to announce a full ban on asbestos in that country, aligning it with more than 50 other nations that have enacted asbestos bans. The United States is not one of those countries. The … Continue reading

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EPA Confirms Priority Review Status for Asbestos

When President Barack Obama signed the Frank R. Lautenberg Act into law, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gained enhanced authority to evaluate chemicals and potential toxins that may pose a threat to human and environmental health and to regulate … Continue reading

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Indiana Town Sues State Agency Over Alleged Asbestos Cover-Up

These days, most everybody knows that the mineral asbestos, in all its forms, is extremely hazardous to human health and that asbestos exposure may cause mesothelioma, other cancers, and additional illnesses. Most people also know that it is illegal to … Continue reading

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Family of Deceased Auto Mechanic Awarded $12.5M in Asbestos Lawsuit

Though asbestos has been widely banned in the United States for decades, it is a fact that there are still some industries and occupations where individuals face a particularly high risk of asbestos exposure, which may cause them to develop … Continue reading

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L.A. Jury Returns Largest Recorded Award in Asbestos Talc Lawsuit

On October 26, a Los Angeles jury found in favor of a man who blames his mesothelioma diagnosis on exposure to asbestos in talc-based cosmetic products, ruling that a talc supplier neglected to protect consumers and ordering them to pay … Continue reading

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WA Asbestos Removal Trainer Admits to Falsifying Certifications

The owner of a Kent, Washington company that provides government-mandated asbestos training for construction firms has pleaded guilty to taking money to falsify certifications for individuals who did not participate in classes. According to a press release published by the … Continue reading

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Senator Introduces New Bill to Ban Asbestos in U.S.

A California Senator who has long been a vocal advocate for asbestos exposure and mesothelioma victims recently introduced a new bill which seeks to bring about a total ban of asbestos in the United States. On September 28, Senator Barbara … Continue reading

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Encasing Asbestos in Soil May Not Be as Safe as Previously Believed

By now, the dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known and extensively documented. Asbestos, the name for a group of minerals, was prized throughout history for a range of applications. Now, it is a globally-acknowledged fact that exposure to asbestos may … Continue reading

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