Case Proves Bankruptcy Does Not Trump Asbestosis Compensation
With the extended incubation period of asbestosis, together with the prevalence of asbestos as a major component of the industrial and manufacturing industry before society finally identified its carcinogenic properties, many an asbestosis lawsuit has been filed in spite of a defendant declaring bankruptcy under the weight of litigation.
Body Powder Doesn’t Need Asbestos to Be Potentially Harmful
The Johnson & Johnson body powder lawsuit filed by a California woman opens a window of insight into the sometimes murky area of medical and hygienic products, including what’s in them. And sometimes the reality of potential risk for harm from a so-called heritage product flies directly in the face of our perception of something heretofore regarded as completely safe and effective.
Asbestos Drilling Mud: When the Mud Is Deadly
Asbestos lawsuits often involve construction workers and employees who were exposed to products that were packed with asbestos, but some asbestos lawsuits involve drilling mud. Although drilling mud itself does not sound particularly harmful, according to lawsuits filed by people who worked with the substance, asbestos was used as an additive to drilling mud, putting people who work with the mud, such as mud engineers, at risk of asbestos-related diseases.
$1 Million Asbestos Mesothelioma Award Upheld, While Tooey Opens the Door
An asbestos lawsuit that was appealed by both sides in the case has concluded with an appellate court upholding findings of the original trial court and jury award.
Mesothelioma Victim Dies Just Before $11M Verdict Against Ford Motor
A Manhattan jury returned a verdict against Ford Motor Co. and awarded $11 million to the family of an auto mechanic, finding that Ford acted with reckless disregard for his safety, and that Ford bore nearly half the blame for his death.
Asbestosis and Mesothelioma Could Result in Separate Lawsuits for Same Person
Asbestosis lawsuits and mesothelioma lawsuits, both linked to a person’s exposure to asbestos, involve a variety of complicated claims often concerning a number of plaintiffs. Because asbestosis and mesothelioma can take a long time to develop, there can be many factors involved in an asbestos lawsuit, such as the plaintiff’s lifestyle, other jobs and proving who is responsible for the asbestos exposure. Recently, a court ruled that just because a plaintiff has settled an asbestosis lawsuit and signed a release form, that does not mean a future lawsuit cannot also be filed.
Australian Driller Takes Asbestos Drilling Mud Very Seriously
What follows is a good indication that drilling mud, in spite of the knowledge we possess concerning the dangers, can still contain asbestos. It’s also indicative that this is a global problem. That said, there are operators out there who take it very seriously and are prepared to act.
Actor’s Widow Files Asbestos Lawsuit
Among the long list of industries that one expects to see involved in an asbestos lawsuit, the television industry might not rank high. Generally, when it comes to asbestos claims, plaintiffs and their families tend to be involved in construction, oil and gas, or other heavy industries. But, a recently filed asbestos lawsuit alleges that even television actors are vulnerable to asbestos injury.
Fifty Years Following Exposure, Asbestosis Plaintiffs Receive $1.7 Million
It is not uncommon in an asbestosis lawsuit to see plaintiffs suffering from asbestosis disease and fighting for compensation 30 years or longer following initial exposure to asbestos. That’s due to the long incubation period inherent with asbestos, where ingested fibers can lay in wait within the body for decades before suddenly manifesting into asbestosis, or mesothelioma.
When Does Statute of Limitations Run in Asbestos Drilling Mud Lawsuits?
In any lawsuit, there can be some dispute over when the statute of limitations began running, but in cases involving asbestos drilling mud, the exact time the statute of limitations begins running is even less clear. That is because a great deal of time can pass between the time a person works with drilling mud and the time he or she develops lung problems. Even after the lung problems develop there can be a substantial gap from becoming ill to learning that the asbestos drilling mud may be linked to the lung problems. Those gaps in time make it difficult to know for sure when the statute of limitations has run out.
Plaintiffs Awarded $7.25 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit
An asbestos lawsuit filed by the family of a shipbuilder who died of mesothelioma has been awarded $7.25 million in its lawsuit against RSCC Wire & Cable. The jury in the lawsuit found in favor of the man’s family, awarding both survival damages and damages for wrongful death.
New Asbestosis Disease Lawsuit Filed in California
Larry H. Speer was hit with a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma this past December. Mesothelioma, which is a form of asbestosis disease, is a grievous condition triggered by exposure to asbestos fibers. There is no known cure. But Speer is wasting no time in an attempt to provide for his family and hold those entities allegedly responsible for his disease to account.
Drilling Mud Engineers Seek Compensation in Drilling Mud Lawsuit
A notable example of the kinds of allegations various enterprises are facing with regard to asbestos drilling, and health issues faced by plaintiffs after alleged exposure to asbestos through contact with drilling mud, is the sizeable lawsuit filed back in the summer involving a host of plaintiffs and defendants.
Asbestos Lawsuit Plaintiff Says Asbestos Concern Fell on Deaf Ears
A plumber whose complaints and concerns about an alleged presence of asbestos at a Staten Island hospital fell on deaf ears was fired in December. The plaintiff in an asbestos lawsuit claims that he was let go because he spoke up.
Asbestosis Lawsuits Complicated for Plaintiffs
One of the more controversial areas of litigation is that of the asbestos lawsuit, alleging people were put at a higher risk of asbestosis disease because of exposure to asbestos. Critics argue that plaintiffs in asbestosis claims are encouraged by lawyers to go after too many defendants to increase the chances they will win their lawsuit. Whether the argument is correct or not, what is often lost in the debate is the devastating effect of asbestos exposure on people who become sick from it.
Asbestos Drilling Mud Exposure a Concern Decades Later
One of the recurring themes with asbestos, whether dealing with asbestos drilling mud, asbestos in construction or asbestos in any of a number of other industries, is that asbestos exposure can come back to haunt a person many years later. And it does not matter if a person was exposed to asbestos through drilling mud or any other manner, that exposure has been linked to illness decades after the fact.
Will 2013 Demolition Result in Asbestos Cancer Claims in the Future?
While many an asbestos lawsuit stems from an individual working in an industrial setting whereby there is alleged exposure to the known carcinogen, the potential for exposure is not limited to such industrial applications. Other sectors, such as the renovation industry, can provide such hazards. And sometimes just being in the wrong place at the wrong time could prove lethal decades down the road.
Family of Asbestosis Disease Victim Receives Two Sets of Awards
While many an asbestosis lawsuit has centered on industries such as shipbuilding and the renovations industry, where asbestos was at one time a popular choice for insulation, asbestos remains an important component associated with automotive brakes. A recent asbestosis claim highlights the risks associated with improperly handling the material that goes into the manufacture of automotive brake linings.
What You Don’t Know Can’t Hurt You? Tell That to Drilling Mud Victims
The old adage of “what you don’t know won’t hurt you” does not apply to asbestos and the drilling mud that at one time housed it. Many a drilling mud lawsuit alleges that oil rig workers charged with the task of mixing powder with water and/or other chemicals to produce the drilling mud integral to the drilling industry had no clue as to the risk.
Asbestos Litigation in the News, but Not Always for the Right Reasons
Asbestos lawsuits have been in the news lately, casting a negative shadow on people who file asbestos claims alleging serious health problems linked to their exposure to the carcinogen. Plaintiffs allege they or their family members were exposed to asbestos, putting them at risk of cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
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