Devastating Results Found: Firefighters and Mesothelioma

A new bill in New Hampshire was proposed this week after devastating results from a study performed last fall by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) were released. Although several asbestos lawsuits have been filed by firefighters over the past few decades, the studies confirm just how dangerous asbestos exposure is. NIOSH, […]

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Scientists Reach Out to Victims of Asbestos Exposure

It’s no surprise that asbestos lawsuits are still being filed today, even though the regulations on its use happened well over 20 years ago. With a long dormancy period of up to 30 to 50 years, people who were exposed to asbestos while working several decades ago are now experiencing the life-threatening illnesses that are […]

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Edwardsville, Illinois Sees First 2014 Asbestos Lawsuit

Three months after the last asbestos lawsuit trial in the courtroom of Associate Judge Stephen Sobbs in Madison County Illinois, a new trial started this week. The plaintiffs are the sons of a deceased 71-year-old mesothelioma victim. Per court reports, Brian King and Tom King Jr., brothers from Tennessee, filed the lawsuit on behalf of […]

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Jury Awards Millions in Ohio Asbestos Lawsuit

A jury in the Cuyahoga County Circuit Court in Ohio awarded $27 million earlier this year to a Cleveland couple after the husband contracted mesothelioma via second-hand exposure from his father’s clothes. According to court reports, John Panza was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma in 2012 at only 40-years-old. Unlike the most common asbestos lawsuits in […]

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Demolition Company to Pay For Asbestos Issues

This week, Martha Coakley, Massachusetts Attorney General, declared a $125,000 settlement in an asbestos lawsuit in which a demolition company was accused of inappropriately handling asbestos during the annihilation of a building in Worcester. According to court reports, the complaint against McConnell Enterprises, a land clearing and demolition company headquartered in Braintree, was filed last […]

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Former Navy Plumber’s Asbestos Lawsuit Goes to Court

Sixty-three years ago, John Reidy was a Navy plumber and boiler tender working on various ships and shore installations at the height of the Cold War. After completing his military service, Reidy continued working as a plumber for different employers until he retired in 1996. In 2013, John Reidy was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a […]

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Family Wins $11 Million in Asbestos Lawsuit

Last week, a family was awarded $11 million by an Oakland, California jury in a wrongful death asbestos lawsuit. The award comes after $4 million was already awarded for a previously filed personal injury lawsuit. According to court documents, Emily Bankhead, along with daughters, Tammy Bankhead and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers, filed the wrongful death lawsuit in […]

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