‘Asbestos Litigation’ Category

Law360: US Steel Must Face Seaman’s Asbestos Exposure Suit

An Ohio appellate panel on Monday revived a suit accusing U.S. Steel of causing a worker’s mesothelioma death due to asbestos exposure on company-owned ships, saying the trial judge was wrong to apply state law rather than federal law to the estate’s federal Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.

The suit filed by the former merchant marine’s widow, Diane Shaffer,...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — Veterans Still Fighting

December 7, 1941, remains a date that many have never forgotten—a day that has lived in infamy for both military veterans and the American public. During the attacks at Pearl Harbor, U.S. military casualties totaled more than 3,400, including more than 2,300 killed on the Honolulu, Hawaii, military base.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Between the 1930s...

Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

For a number of years, women across the country have been claiming that talc found in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, manufacturers continually use talcum powder in a multitude of products – many of which carry traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It is the only known cause of mesothelioma and is often linked to the...

Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

Filmmakers are traveling across the country, even across the globe, documenting the fight against asbestos and honoring the victims of mesothelioma. As the U.S. continues to struggle with enacting regulations and legislation, documentaries like ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Breathless’ are showing the real impact of asbestos exposure on communities and the necessity of an outright ban on...

Remembering The Great Smog of Donora – Taking Clean Air Seriously

On the morning of Oct. 27, 1948, residents of Donora, Pa., awoke to an ominous blanket of smog covering the sky. The American Steel & Wire Co. and Donora Zinc Works — the town’s largest mills —  were to blame for the toxic emissions that became deadly when mixed with a temperature inversion. As a result of the toxic smog that lasted five full days, 20 people were left dead and...

Honoring Mesothelioma Victims and Fighting Asbestos Exposure

Each year on September 26th, we celebrate Mesothelioma Awareness Day to honor those who have lost the battle against mesothelioma, to acknowledge those who are still living with the disease, and to fight against asbestos exposure. To understand the importance of this day, we sat down with Dallas mesothelioma attorney, Patrick Wigle, and asked him what it means to work with victims of asbestos...

Lenient Regulations Leaves Kids at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

Some products you’d never expect to be recalled due to asbestos contamination — cosmetics for young kids might top that list. However, Claire’s Stores has been under scrutiny since 2017 when their products first tested positive for asbestos. Additional products tested positive since then, as recently as March 2019.

Even though cosmetics are regulated, they are not subjected to a...

The EPA Disregards Its Experts, Failing to Prevent Asbestos Exposure

Although asbestos is currently banned in more than 60 other countries, the U.S. has failed to ban this toxic chemical and end asbestos exposure for good. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) did not heed the recommendations of its scientists in issuing regulations. The U.S. Congress is pushing for a ban, yet the EPA claims it must continue to evaluate the material before taking further...

Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

Are manufacturers that use talcum powder-based products taking advantage of consumers and exposing families to asbestos? 

For a number of years, women across the country have been claiming that talc found in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer.

Nevertheless, manufacturers continually use talcum powder in a multitude of products – many of which...

Harrowing Reality of Asbestos Exposure and Corporate Greed

asbestos exposure victims

A Canadian journalist’s visual investigation into the lives of asbestos exposure victims drove the families to share their stories and successfully lobby for a federal ban on asbestos products in Canada.

Conversation isn’t enough anymore. Victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma need to be seen. Louie Palu, a Canadian photojournalist, uncovers the reality of the disease in his...

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