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- Does the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act Really Help Asbestos Victims?
Asbestos is still present in our lives, although itís been more than 40 years since this deadly mineralís use started to be limited. Thousands of mesothelioma victims die each year because of this severe illness that is caused solely by asbestos while companies continue to import this substance into the US and use it across different industries.
- Expert Witness Explains Home Asbestos Exposure Liability
Cases of asbestos exposure may be complicated due to how long the material has been in the building, who put it there, why it was there and how the exposure occurred. This means that the responsible party for the claim may not exist any longer, or there could be more than one person or company accountable for the physical injury or damage to the home.
- Asbestos Clean Up
Beginning in the 1950s, asbestos was used throughout the United States.
- Asbestos Exposure from Natural Disasters
In Honolulu, Hawaii, individuals recently displaced from their homes due to recent flooding will have to wait two more months to return. This is due to the risk of exposure to asbestos, which broke from safe containment due to the flood.
- Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuits
In light of the two large sum awards recently settled for talcum powder cancer lawsuits, many women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer are now asking themselves if the powder they used could be the culprit in their diagnosis. A verdict against Johnson & Johnson awarded $55 million to a woman who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after using the talcum powder the company produces for her feminine hygiene.
- Construction Workers at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure
Construction can be one of the most hazardous occupations and the one that sees the most cases of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- Manufacturers of Asbestos-Free Products Could still Face Claims of Negligence
When a company manufactures a product containing no asbestos, but knows their product will be used with a product containing asbestos, the courts are considering if they are responsible for issuing a warning to consumers. An example of this is a pump which needs gaskets in order to operate.
- Recent Absestos Removal Violation Case
Certified Environmental Services Inc., a New York asbestos abatement testing company, recently pled guilty in federal court to negligence for releasing asbestos into the atmosphere.
- Asbestos Continues to Enter U.S. Ports
The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund recently released an analysis of federal trade data that more than eight million pounds of asbestos have entered U.S. ports since 2006.
- Concern about Asbestos in Nationís Schools
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently focused their attention on the 1986 law created to protect students, teachers, and employees in the United States from asbestos exposure.