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"Take-Home" Asbestos Contamination Lawsuit Quashed by State Law in Ohio "Take-Home" Asbestos Contamination Lawsuit Quashed by State Law in Ohio For anyone considering an asbestos lawsuit in the state of Ohio, a review of a recent case bears summary after one of the most tragic aspects of asbestos contamination was litigated in court—the death of a family member following the unintended transport of asbestos fibers home on work clothes. A state statute in Ohio appears to limit the potential for mesothelioma lawsuits in that context.

BC Ferries in Denial over Asbestos Exposure BC Ferries in Denial over Asbestos Exposure BC Ferries recently closed the cafeteria on one of its ferries due to an asbestos risk, but the news didn't come from the government-owned company that runs the ferry system. Instead, the public found out about the asbestos risk from an assessment report written by Grant Rogers, an occupational hygienist with North West Environmental Group.

New Lawsuit Blames Man's Former Employer for Asbestosis Diagnosis New Lawsuit Blames Man's Former Employer for Asbestosis Diagnosis The wife and son of a deceased Texas refinery worker have filed suit against his former employer over claims that the company was responsible for the development of the pulmonary asbestosis that led to his death.

Companies File Bankruptcy to Resolve Asbestos Claims Companies File Bankruptcy to Resolve Asbestos Claims Bondex International and Specialty Products Holding Corp (SPHC), two subsidiaries of the chemical company RPM International Inc., filed for bankruptcy on June 1, 2010, as RPM seeks to resolve thousands of asbestos-related lawsuits in the wake of an $11 million asbestos cancer verdict brought on behalf of Vernon Walker, a mesothelioma patient and career painter.

Firefighters to Be Studied for Cancer Risk, Including Asbestos Firefighters to Be Studied for Cancer Risk, Including Asbestos The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has announced an initiative to study the health risks encountered by firefighters, specifically the various cancers thought to stem from exposure to hazardous chemicals encountered at the fire scene, including asbestos. Asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits could be forthcoming.

Containment of Asbestos Key to Preventing Asbestosis Containment of Asbestos Key to Preventing Asbestosis The onset of asbestosis, a disease caused by contact with asbestos fibers, is a very real concern. Many lawsuits have been filed on behalf of individuals exposed to asbestos fibers 30 years before the onset of asbestosis.

Dupont Asbestos Confession Dupont Asbestos Confession The Dupont Corporation's days are likely numbered, after its corporate representative admitted in a New Jersey court that DuPont knew by the 1930s that asbestos could cause health problems, and was aware of its link to lung cancer and asbestos mesothelioma by the 1950s. DuPont used asbestos in its factories and other facilities for decades.

Investigators Looking Into Missing Asbestos Records at Women's Prison Investigators Looking Into Missing Asbestos Records at Women's Prison The Kansas Department of Corrections may soon be facing several asbestos lawsuits from the inmates of a local women's correctional facility due to allegations of undue exposure to the harmful material.

Plaintiff Awarded More Than $200 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit Plaintiff Awarded More Than $200 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit In a case of second-hand asbestos exposure, Rhoda Evans developed mesothelioma after years of washing her husband's work clothes, which he unknowingly brought home covered in asbestos fibers. In late April 2010 the Central District Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Evans a whopping $208.8 million in a lawsuit claiming negligent asbestos exposure that led to mesothelioma.

From Construction Worker to Asbestos Attorney From Construction Worker to Asbestos Attorney Before attending law school and working at Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland, PC, one of the foremost asbestos litigation firms in the US, attorney R.J. Abernathy was a union laborer for more than 20 years. "I worked in construction from 1983 until I went to law school," says Abernathy. "My father died of asbestos-related lung cancer and then my uncle was diagnosed with mesothelioma. I wanted to help others in some way and wound up in asbestos litigation."

Attorney Answers Asbestos Victims' Frequent Questions Attorney Answers Asbestos Victims' Frequent Questions Robert Rowland and the law firm Goldenberg Heller Antognoli & Rowland have more than 25 years experience handling asbestos claims. "We recently obtained Vioxx and Celebrex settlements for our clients in excess of $7 million, as well as over $7.8 million in settlements for Illinois Coal Miners in claims against respirator manufacturers," says Rowland. "And since 2008 we have filed about 250 asbestos cases."

Exposure To Asbestos May Have Killed Sex Pistols Manager Exposure To Asbestos May Have Killed Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren, the former manager for legendary punk rockers the Sex Pistols, recently died of mesothelioma. He may have contracted the fatal disease from exposure to asbestos in the ceiling of a design shop he helped construct in the 1970s.

Asbestos Awareness in High School Asbestos Awareness in High School Not long after a New Mexico contractor was penalized $225,000 under a consent judgment for asbestos air quality violations during the demolition of a school dormitory, high school students in Westchester, New York had an asbestos mesothelioma scare in their school when part of an auditorium wall collapsed.

Asbestos Disease – Please Be It Resolved Asbestos Disease – Please Be It Resolved Every year, thousands of hard-working Americans find that workplace exposure to tiny, odorless, invisible particles of asbestos has caused their chests to fill with malignant tumors that literally squeeze the last breath from their body. "It is a painful death," says attorney Anne Kearse. "And there is no safe level of asbestos exposure, as many people can tell you."

Flamboyant Brit Malcolm McLaren Felled by Asbestos Mesothelioma Flamboyant Brit Malcolm McLaren Felled by Asbestos Mesothelioma He was the flamboyant one-time manager of the notorious Sex Pistols and he is credited with bringing rap to the UK. Known for his outlandish outfits and ideas, Malcolm McLaren was anything but ordinary. But in the end, a disease that has felled hundreds of ordinary people also claimed the life of McLaren: asbestos mesothelioma.

Texas Family Wins $11 Million Lawsuit over Asbestos-Containing Painting Material Texas Family Wins $11 Million Lawsuit over Asbestos-Containing Painting Material A Texas jury awarded a Dallas couple a settlement of roughly $11 million in a lawsuit alleging that working with asbestos-containing construction material caused the husband to develop mesothelioma.

New Vaccine Could Improve Treatment of Asbestos-Related Diseases New Vaccine Could Improve Treatment of Asbestos-Related Diseases A recent study may have successfully identified a vaccine that can be used to safely combat asbestos mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Claims a Proud Man Mesothelioma Claims a Proud Man Friends of the man everyone called "Smuzz" knew him as a proud and decent man who put in a good day's work for a good day's pay. The daughter of the late Melvin D. Smotherman, of Deerfield, Michigan, says her father died of mesothelioma and attributes his asbestos-related cancer to his work.

Young Mother of Two Felled By Asbestos Mesothelioma, UK Inquest Told Young Mother of Two Felled By Asbestos Mesothelioma, UK Inquest Told When a mother of two in the UK died of asbestos mesothelioma at the age of 43, an inquest into her death revealed that she had been exposed to asbestos as a child through her father's work clothes, which she used to help launder.

Kentucky Garbage Company Ordered to Remove Asbestos Kentucky Garbage Company Ordered to Remove Asbestos Local officials have ordered a Louisville garbage removal company to get rid of a large quantity of asbestos that has been sitting in its lots for months, according to WHAS11.com.

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