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
Merchant Marine Asbestos Cases from 1989 Reinstated
Will the New Asbestos Regulation Put the Public at Risk?
Back in the late 1980s merchant mariners began filing asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits
against ship owner and manufacturing defendants in the Northern District of Ohio. Most of the claims languished in the court system – until April 9, 2019 when a U.S. District Court Appeals for the Third Circuit reinstated two lawsuits filed by the estates of two merchant marines.
Asbestos Mesothelioma Passed from Father to Son, Guilty Verdict for Defendant Liberty Utilities (Park Water) Corp.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has enacted a new rule to purportedly strengthen oversight on asbestos
: it will review applications for using asbestos in consumer products. But the agency’s critics and consumer groups argue that this rule makes it easier for asbestos to be used in consumer products, from construction materials to plastic bags.
Los Angeles, CA:
New Evidence Reopens Scotts Turf Builder Mesothelioma Lawsuit
A California jury recently awarded Alfred Mata and his wife $11.4 million in an asbestos lawsuit
against Liberty Utilities (Park Water) Corp. Alfred developed mesothelioma from his father, who worked with water pipes that contained asbestos and brought the fibers home on his clothes.
Environmental law has become better at protecting consumers from asbestos exposure
in recent decades. But mesothelioma has a very long latency period, sometimes as long as 50 years
. The plaintiff’s case in many asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits depends on finding very old samples
of the product implicated in exposure. That’s tough, especially when those samples tend to be in the possession of the defendant.
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