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)
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Massachusetts Firms Settle Allegations of Improper Asbestos Removal
Death Rates for Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Higher in Charleston
A compelling aspect of any asbestosis lawsuit
or issue concerning the health risks of asbestos are the hazards associated with the removal of asbestos. Those hazards affect not only workers tasked with removal of the known carcinogen, but also members of the general public and passersby who may inadvertently be exposed to free-floating asbestos fibers without knowing it.
Asbestosis Class-Action Lawsuit Promises Many Twists and Turns
It’s been some 20 years since the naval shipyard at Charleston, in South Carolina, closed for good. And while there were thousands of lost jobs in connection with the closure, the Post & Courier
(3/17/16) reports that some have lost more than their jobs in association with a facility that served as an employment hub for Charleston for some 95 years. To that end, the death rate in the region for asbestosis, asbestos cancer and asbestos mesothelioma
is double the state rate and even higher than the national average. Little wonder that many families turn to an asbestos lawsuit for compensation.
Ford Motor Co. to Face Asbestos Lawsuit
A most interesting asbestosis lawsuit
is percolating in Hartford, Connecticut, that carries various storylines and potential outcomes: alleged asbestos exposure at the workplace when the employer had emphatically stated there was no asbestos present, followed by testing that confirmed there was; an asbestosis compensation lawsuit recently approved for class-action status even though Workers’ Compensation law may prohibit some plaintiffs from participating; a class-action lawsuit skewed toward future medical monitoring given that exposure occurred within the last six years, whereas it can take decades for asbestosis disease to develop…
San Francisco, CA:
A San Francisco family who filed an asbestos lawsuit
against Ford Motor Co. has been given the go ahead to continue their lawsuit against Ford and two other defendants. A state appeals court reinstated the lawsuit finding that the family provided enough evidence that a jury should decide whether or not Ford was responsible for the victim’s asbestos exposure, which resulted in his developing mesothelioma.
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