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- FDA Acknowledges Link Between Breast Implants and Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma
Twenty years ago, over $4 billion was paid to victims who became sick from silicone and other toxic chemicals leaking from their silicone breast implants. Silicone implants were taken off the market until 2006. Now research shows women are getting sick again.
- OSHA Rolls Back Safety Rule Relating to Beryllium
The safety rollback will create more exposure to beryllium to industrial workers and may lead to more beryllium lawsuits.
- 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.
- New Federal Bill May Help Reduce the Risk of Workplace Injuries from Chemical Exposure
The Toxic Substances Control Act is supposed to protect against chemical injuries, but it has not been updated since it was signed into law in 1976. In 2016, the President signed a new Act that plugs some holes and should help make workers safer.
- Mandatory Childhood Vaccinations in Illinois
In order to be enrolled, many states require students to provide proof of immunization to attend school, including Illinois. Until recently, parents were permitted to excuse their children due to medical or religious explanations. For religious exemption of this requirement, a letter from a parent to the school administration was all that was needed stating the childrenís vaccination violates religious beliefs held by the family. Medical exemption could be proven with a letter from the doctor.
- California Indoor Air Quality and Sick Building Syndrome Litigation Attorneys
Lawsuits filed by attorneys in California over Indoor Air Quality or Sick Building Syndrome, are increasing. The WHO estimates that nearly 30 percent of new and remodeled buildings worldwide have indoor air quality problems (possibly 20 percent in the U.S., according to one study). In California, dangerous indoor air quality and sick building syndrome are a growing area of law for lawyers in the areas of personal injury, real estate, construction, homeowner associations and business.
- Uninhabitable Conditions in California - The Right of a Tenant To Move Out And Break Their Lease
In certain circumstances, California Civil Code Section 1942 allows a tenant or lessee to move out of a rented property without prior notice when the property is uninhabitable. A rented property must be fit for humans to live in. When it is so unhealthy as to be a danger to the renter, the renter has the right to leave the premises even when there is a lease. However, there are steps to take before doing so in order to support your claim that the property is uninhabitable.
- Personal Injury Attorneys In California Need To Be On The Lookout For Legionnairesí Disease
Few people realize Legionnairesí Disease can occur in nearly any location. The first reported outbreak of Legionnairesí Disease outbreak was at a Legionnaires Convention at a hotel in Philadelphia in 1976. Since then, outbreaks have been traced in California and other states to building water systems, spas and pools, fountains, and ventilation and cooling systems in hospitals, nursing homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers, fitness centers, dental offices, and individual homes.
- Construction Worker Exposure Risk to Asbestos
A new study has come out of Swedenís Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University concerning the risk of asbestos exposure to construction workers.
- Breakthrough Treatment for Mesothelioma
Hope may be on the horizon for patients diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma. A new treatment that uses genetically modified cells is just one of several in the breakthrough field of immunotherapy. Scientists at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have developed a method of genetically altering the DNA of a patientís T cells and then reintroducing those cells into the body so they can fight the cancer.