Washington Residents Demand Answers; Asbestos Found in Rental Buildings

Residents of a large apartment building were outraged this past Saturday at a town hall meeting in Alexandria, Washington. After a renovation project uncovered that their building was littered with asbestos, they demanded to know why it took city officials three months to stop the project. The Hunting Point on the Potomac building, a 530-unit […]

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Washington DOC Faces Fines for Unsafe Asbestos Exposure

A 20-year old program that was staffed by inmates by the Washington Department of Corrections (DOC) was shut down this month after it was revealed that the inmates were being forced to remove asbestos from Washington prison facilities. The Washington DOC now faces a $70,000 fine. According to Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries, investigations […]

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Widow of Ed Lauter Blames Major T.V. Networks for Asbestos Exposure

The widow and family of Ed Lauter filed a mesothelioma lawsuit this month against several major television networks, alleging that the networks are responsible for the actor’s untimely death due to asbestos exposure. According to court documents, Lauter’s widow, Mia Lauter, along with several family members, filed the lawsuit against CBS and NBC, as well […]

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New York Judge Upholds $980k Judgment Against Boiler Room Company

The United States Court of Appeals and the 2nd Circuit in New York upheld a $980,000 judgement this week after the plaintiffs in a mesothelioma lawsuit provided substantial evidence of asbestos exposure against a popular boiler room manufacturer. According to court documents, Kelly Mccormick filed the lawsuit on behalf of her late husband, Kit. L […]

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Study Helps Determine How Well Alimta Works for Mesothelioma Victims

Researchers in Japan recently stated that a new way to determine the effectiveness of the medication Alimta may have been discovered, and in turn, they can pinpoint which mesothelioma patients will respond more favorably to the drug. According to researchers at the Department of Pulmonary Medicine and Oncology at the Nippon Medical School in Tokyo, […]

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NYC Reinstates Punitive Damages in Asbestos Lawsuits

This Tuesday, Justice Sherry Klein Heitler of the New York Supreme Court brought back the option for plaintiffs to sue for punitive damages in New York City asbestos lawsuits after a motion was made to be remove previous deferral requirements under the NYCAL Case Management Order (CMO). Part of Heitler’s decision stems from the fact […]

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New Study Reveals Small Asbestos Amounts May Cause Cancer

A recently-published story by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) states that contrary to the common belief that prolonged, excessive exposure to asbestos is the only way cancer develops, even a small amount of asbestos exposure has the potential to cause significant harm. Mesothelioma, one of leading diseases caused by asbestos exposure, has […]

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