Asbestos Disease has Killed over 43,000 People since 1979*
The health effects of asbestos can be devastating for individuals and their loved ones. Asbestos—widely used in the military, construction, automotive and many other industries—is known to cause serious diseases such as asbestosis and asbestos mesothelioma. Often the health effects of asbestos don't manifest for years or even decades following a victim's asbestos exposure.
When these adverse health effects of asbestos do become evident, asbestos disease is often aggressive and even fatal.
We are dedicated to helping patients and their families understand the health effects of asbestos and how to manage asbestos disease (including asbestos mesothelioma). We seek to provide our visitors with resources and information that will help them make important decisions and assist them in getting the financial, medical, and emotional support they need, as well as a means to seeking asbestos legal help.
*Evironmental Working Group data (ewg.org)
Latest Legal News
Mesothelioma Lawsuit Revived in California
Los Angeles, CA:
Legal Wrangling Over Cost of Asbestos Settlement Continues Long After Victim Dies
A mesothelioma victim who alleges her asbestos disease was caused by exposure to her late husband’s work clothes has seen her asbestos mesothelioma lawsuit
revived after it was originally lost to a summary judgement ruling in favor of the defendant.
$4 Million Mesothelioma Plaintiff Verdict Upheld on Appeal
Litigation surrounding the death of an underground pipe worker allegedly exposed to asbestos, demonstrates what often goes on behind the scenes that serves to shift the focus away from the victim, and onto defendants seeking to cover their financial losses. Many an asbestosis lawsuit
has alleged failures on the part of employers and those responsible for work sites have resulted in unprotected exposure to asbestos, causing asbestosis disease, mesothelioma and other diseases associated with exposure to the deadly carcinogen.
New York, NY:
Evidence in Asbestosis Claim Failed to Meet California Minimums for Plausibility
A victim of mesothelioma
who has been made to wait for two additional years while his asbestos lawsuit jury award was appealed by the defendants, has seen his asbestos lawsuit battle finally come to an end after an appeals court upheld a lower court ruling.
Los Angeles, CA:
While some might characterize it as a case of legal hair-splitting, a California appeals court nonetheless upheld state legal statutes and affirmed a lower court’s ruling in granting summary judgement to the defendant in an asbestosis lawsuit
. The ruling was based on grounds that the plaintiff was unable to prove exposure, or probability of exposure, to asbestos.
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