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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Discovery of Asbestos during Renovation of St. Louis Gateway Arch Museum Halts Work, Many Workers Exposed

Last November, workers participating in the renovation project for the museum below St. Louis’ famed Gateway Arch discovered that they had cut into asbestos in the insulation surrounding an old steam pipe. When park officials and the contracting company learned … Continue reading

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Poisoned with Hugs: Woman’s Mesothelioma Death Sheds Light on Secondary Asbestos Exposure

A recent story out of England draws attention to a little-known danger to families of individuals who work with asbestos: secondary asbestos exposure. A woman’s daughter is suing her father’s former employer, claiming that exposure to asbestos brought home on … Continue reading

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Highway Department Workers Confront New York Town after Working with Asbestos with no Protection

A group of five workers from the Alexandria (New York) Highway Department attended a Town Council meeting last night to raise the alarm about being forced to work in an area known to be contaminated with asbestos without proper protection. … Continue reading

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Family of Janitor awarded $650,000 in Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The family of a man who died from mesothelioma in July was recently awarded $650,000 in a settlement from Yellowstone County after he was exposed to asbestos working as a janitor at the county courthouse. According to the Billings Gazette, … Continue reading

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Workers May Have Been Exposed to Asbestos at NASA Site

At least four employees who work at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California may have been recently exposed to asbestos. The Pasadena Star News reports that four employees who worked on the third floor of Building 230 … Continue reading

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