Pennsylvania, West Virginia Residents Seeking Asbestosis Compensation
A couple from Zelienople, Pennsylvania, has filed a lawsuit against 103 different companies claiming they share the blame for the husband's December 2009 asbestosis diagnosis.
Attorney Discusses Asbestos Drilling Mud Claims
Attorney Ben Stewart says the first asbestos drilling mud cases filed were those involving offshore rigs, and cases pushed out through Louisiana and Mississippi are now coming to trial. Now he is seeing asbestos mud claims from onshore oil fields, mainly in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and North and South Dakota.
Asbestos Lawsuits Filed throughout the Country
As it has become well-known that exposure to asbestos can cause a number of serious illnesses—including mesothelioma and asbestosis—many people have initiated lawsuits against former employers due to occupational exposure.
Do You Have an Asbestos Claim? Asbestos Attorney Weighs In…
How do you know whether you have a legitimate asbestos claim? Are you wondering if your respiratory issues could be caused by asbestos fibers in your home? Former nurse and asbestos attorney Steve Knowlton, partner at Locks Law Firm answers some of your common questions regarding asbestos-related legal issues.
Companies in North Dakota Facing Fines over Drilling Mud Chemicals
Nearly 20 companies conducting work in North Dakota's oil patch are facing significant fines after they allegedly did not prevent waste pits from flooding during the spring, potentially releasing drilling mud chemicals.
Continued Fallout over Massive Drilling Mud Lawsuit Settlement
There continues to be much fallout with regard to the recent multi-million dollar drilling mud award to a 48-year-old man who claimed to have inhaled asbestos dust while mixing drilling mud. Thomas C. Brown is now disabled and was awarded $22 million in actual damages by a jury in an asbestos-drilling lawsuit.
Will Politics Trump Asbestos Ban?
"I think it's disgusting that Canada exports asbestos to India," says Ms. Roberts, a Canadian. She is particularly opposed to Canada's policy on asbestos because her father passed away from asbestos mesothelioma in 1979. "These days everyone knows that asbestos is a carcinogen and it's bad enough that we have used it at home, but for Canada to still export asbestos is reprehensible.
Drilling Mud Chemicals Removed from Arkansas Creek
Hazardous waste removal workers have reportedly taken away 20 barrels of drilling mud chemicals from a Clinton, Arkansas creek, reports local radio station KUAR.
Union Carbide Wants Asbestosis Compensation Award Thrown Out
Union Carbide is seeking to have a $322 million asbestosis compensation verdict thrown out after the judge in the case allegedly failed to disclose the fact that his father had previously filed asbestos claims.
Asbestos Drilling Mud Verdict: Outrageous, Justified or Biased?
Defendants Union Carbide and Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) are outraged with the recent Asbestos Drilling Mud verdict, while a great deal of public opinion, and the Smith County jury, are outraged at the companies.
Two Years After W.R. Grace Acquittal, Asbestos Cleanup in Libby Continues
If there were ever such a thing as an asbestosis ''headquarters,'' that would have been the town of Libby, Montana. And two years after W.R. Grace managed to escape prosecution from criminal charges relating to asbestos contamination of the town, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed that the air above Libby is now safe.
Mississippi Man Awarded Record Asbestos Compensation
A jury recently awarded $322 million in asbestos compensation to a Mississippi man who sued Chevron Phillips Chemical and Union Carbide Corp. after he allegedly inhaled asbestos fibers while he mixed drilling mud.
At $322 Million, It's the Largest Asbestos Award Ever
A Mississippi man has been awarded what is thought to be the largest single award in any asbestos case to date. The Associated Press (AP) reported on May 7 that Thomas C. Brown was awarded $300 million in punitive damages and $22 million in actual damages in a drilling mud lawsuit. It is not known if the defendant Union Carbide Corp. will appeal the landmark ruling. Co-defendant Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. indicated it would file an appeal.
Asbestos Lawsuit Results in $1.7 Million Settlement
An asbestos lawsuit, filed by a former police officer who reportedly developed mesothelioma after exposure to the carcinogen could be settled for approximately $1.7 million. Like many others who alleged they suffered an asbestos injury, the police officer said he was exposed to asbestos in his line of work, which resulted in his asbestos mesothelioma.
Asbestos Worker Never Given Respirator
"My doctor says it's a miracle I'm still alive," says 65-year-old John B., who worked for Certainteed Pipe Products in his early twenties. "I worked with concrete pipe made with asbestos and never even heard of respirators—we just wore little paper masks."
Drilling Mud Chemicals Spill at Pennsylvania Gas Well
Operators recently lost control of a natural gas well in northern Pennsylvania, which led to a spill of drilling mud chemicals, reports The Associated Press.
Texas Woman Seeks Asbestos Compensation from 17 Companies
A Texas woman is blaming 17 companies for a man's asbestos death after he allegedly worked around asbestos-containing products manufactured by the firms, the Southeast Texas Record reports.
Q&A with Asbestos Drilling Mud Attorney Ben Stewart
Attorney Ben Stewart of Stewart Law Group, PL is currently in the process of discovery regarding asbestos drilling mud litigation. If you want to know whether you qualify for an asbestos drilling mud claim, Mr. Stewart answers some basic questions…
Asbestos Plaintiff Wins $25 Million, Has Two Years to Live
He may have $25 million more than he did prior to St. Patrick's Day. However, Bert Minton's pot of gold is hardly at the edge of a rainbow and the 72-year-old former shipyard worker has about two years to spend it, before he faces a painful death from asbestos mesothelioma.
Drilling Mud Engineer Didn't Live to See His Day in Court
Anyone witnessing the attempts last year to close off the leaking BP pipeline that spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico became instantly familiar with terms such as "drilling mud." However, only those individuals who have direct experience with drilling mud, cement and drilling lubricants used in the oil drilling industry would be aware of past asbestos use in those products.
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