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Second Try for Landmark Asbestosis Lawsuit Second Try for Landmark Asbestosis Lawsuit It's a tale of two asbestosis victims: one, who is hoping to pursue some form of asbestosis compensation, whereas another true victim of asbestosis, who saw his asbestosis lawsuit vacated, will have to go through the rigors of another trial while puffing on oxygen 24/7.

Double Toxic Whammy: Asbestos Drilling Mud and Asbestos Drywall Exposure Double Toxic Whammy: Asbestos Drilling Mud and Asbestos Drywall Exposure Like many people who worked with asbestos a few decades ago, Calvin, age 47, was never warned of its dangers. It never occurred to Calvin that he could wind up with a lung disease like asbestos mesothelioma or asbestosis from working with asbestos drilling mud.

Washington Man with Terminal Cancer Wins Asbestos Lawsuit Washington Man with Terminal Cancer Wins Asbestos Lawsuit Roger Hammet, an 84-year-old Vashon, Washington resident, recently won an asbestos lawsuit after contracting terminal cancer during his tenure as a deckhand on the north end ferry in the Washington port town, according to the Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber Reporter.

$10 Million Asbestos Settlement Considered Largest in Missouri History $10 Million Asbestos Settlement Considered Largest in Missouri History A $10 million settlement in an Asbestos lawsuit is bittersweet for the family of the primary plaintiff. Nancy Lopez originally filed suit in March of last year, alleging asbestos exposure in her work area. But she never lived to see the settlement, after succumbing to asbestos cancer eight months later, on October 9, 2010, at the age of 56.

Asbestos Awards Increasing, Asbestosis Award Highest Asbestos Awards Increasing, Asbestosis Award Highest While some recent reports indicate that the number of asbestos claims are decreasing, plaintiff awards appear to be increasing. In May 2001, $322 million was awarded to a Mississippi man, making it the largest asbestos lawsuit in history. Not even close but still a substantial settlement, $10 million was awarded last month to a Missouri woman and on December 11, 2011, a former plastics compounder was awarded $2 million.

Asbestos Drilling May Have Led to Death of UK Man Asbestos Drilling May Have Led to Death of UK Man The death of John Shiers from cancer, which has been alleged to come from asbestos drilling, has raised questions about housing providers across the United Kingdom, Inside Housing reported.

Widow Says Doctors Linked Asbestos to Lymphoma Widow Says Doctors Linked Asbestos to Lymphoma Lorraine's husband passed away last month after a long struggle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. He was only 53 years old. Although asbestos mesothelioma is not mentioned on his death certificate, questions that doctors asked Lorraine haunt her. "The pulmonologist and the infection control doctors asked me frequently if he worked around asbestos," Lorraine says.

Judge Removed in Asbestosis Cancer Case Judge Removed in Asbestosis Cancer Case The Mississippi Supreme Court granted a request by Dow Chemical Company's Union Carbide unit to disqualify the judge who presided over a recent asbestosis cancer case that ended with a verdict of $322 million against the business, Bloomberg reported.

Asbestos Drilling Mud Litigation: "I Want to Get the Ball Rolling" Asbestos Drilling Mud Litigation: "I Want to Get the Ball Rolling" In 1975, Al joined the oil industry where he worked with asbestos drilling mud as a mud engineer—back in the day when no one was given safety equipment. "If I have contracted some kind of asbestos-related lung disease and there is compensation, I would like to take part in an asbestos lawsuit," Al says, "because maybe a few years down the line, I might need it."

Asbestos Litigation—What's the Holdup? Asbestos Litigation—What's the Holdup? A former D-Day Veteran's family recently settled an asbestos lawsuit—the defendant admitted "a breach of duty of care." In 2008, just two weeks after Ken Hoggett was diagnosed with mesothelioma, he succumbed to the disease. Many victims of asbestos-related disease can wait years to reach a settlement; many of them have passed away before their day in court, leaving their families to soldier on. LawyersandSettlements asked attorney Steve Knowlton of Locks Law Firm why asbestos victims have to wait so long to litigate.

Texas Man's Family Seeking Asbestosis Compensation from Former Employers Texas Man's Family Seeking Asbestosis Compensation from Former Employers The family of a Texas man who reportedly developed pulmonary asbestosis while working around asbestos-containing products throughout his career has decided to file a lawsuit against the man's former employers.

"It's Great That Mr. Brown Got a $322 Million Asbestos Drilling Mud Settlement, but Some of Us Still Have Nothing" "It's Great That Mr. Brown Got a $322 Million Asbestos Drilling Mud Settlement, but Some of Us Still Have Nothing" "It's great that [Thomas C. Brown] got a $322 million settlement verdict in his asbestos lawsuit but it would also be great if companies like Union Carbide and Chevron Phillips Chemical could spread the money around," says Monty, who worked with asbestos drilling mud for years and is now suffering from respiratory problems. "They could at least pay for our asbestosis testing."

Libby Woodchips: Asbestos-Mesothelioma Concern? Libby Woodchips: Asbestos-Mesothelioma Concern? According to Mike Crill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "screwed up big time" by covering up potentially asbestos-contaminated wood chips in Libby. "I know that millions of dollars have been spent cleaning up this town but that doesn't resolve the issue of people being exposed to asbestos," says Mike. "Government officials have downplayed asbestos mesothelioma since they came to Libby."

Asbestosis and Lymphoma—Is There a Claim? Asbestosis and Lymphoma—Is There a Claim? Darryl's father worked with asbestos products for more than 40 years. Although he wasn't diagnosed with asbestosis, Darryl believes the lymphoma and eventual pancreatic cancer that killed him developed from an asbestosis disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers.

Department of Energy Panel Seeks Information on Composition of Drilling Mud Department of Energy Panel Seeks Information on Composition of Drilling Mud A US Department of Energy panel is reportedly seeking information from energy companies related to the composition of drilling mud in a technique that enables them to access large deposits of natural gas.

Libby Asbestos Victims—Not Justice for All Libby Asbestos Victims—Not Justice for All More than 10 years ago Mike Crill was diagnosed with asbestosis and he subsequently filed an asbestos claim against W.R. Grace & Co., the corporation that operated the Libby asbestos mine from 1963 to 1990. But Mike says that his claim, and many other claims from Libby asbestos miners, has still not been settled.

It's Surprising Where Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lurk… It's Surprising Where Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lurk… Asbestos has served as the catalyst for many Asbestos Lawsuits, as victims come to terms with just what may have fostered exposure to the deadly carcinogen. However, as more and more people are diagnosed with asbestos disease from exposure that may have likely occurred as far back as thirty years ago or more, it remains surprising to note some of the circumstances that led to such exposure.

"We Never Had Protection against Asbestos Drilling Mud" "We Never Had Protection against Asbestos Drilling Mud" "I remember Kenneth coming home from work covered in this asbestos drilling mud and I had to wash his clothes every day," says Patricia, Kenneth's wife. "This stuff even ate the thread out of his pants. If some of the asbestos mud got on my skin when I washing, it would immediately burn and get red."

Asbestos Drilling Mud by Any Other Name Asbestos Drilling Mud by Any Other Name It's hardly surprising the defendant in a drilling mud case that saw the largest jury award thus far handed to a mud engineer now sick with asbestos poisoning wants the case tossed. The size of the award is one thing: $322 million in actual and punitive damages awarded to plaintiff Thomas Brown. The other issue in the view of defendant Union Carbide Corp. is the precedent the award may set for future lawsuits.

Is the Community of Cathedral City Living with Asbestos? Is the Community of Cathedral City Living with Asbestos? Although the community of Cathedral City has yet to determine whether asbestos is the cause of their health problems, Jessica believes that the construction site nearby should be tested. "This company washes old building materials to make them 'new' again, but at what cost to residents—we are breathing toxic dust daily," she says.

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