‘Asbestos Litigation’ Category

TVA Responsible for Foreseeable Secondhand Asbestos Death

Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that, when inhaled, can lead to serious and deadly diseases such as lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma.

The Eleventh Circuit Affirmed Most of a $3.5 Million Award for the Death of the Wife of a Former TVA Employee, Citing “Foreseeability”  

An Eleventh Circuit panel affirmed most of a $3.5 million award against the objections of the Tennessee Valley Authority (“TVA”), who was held liable for the death of the wife of one of its former employees. The woman contracted pleural...

New Study – Doll Factory Workers Exposed to Asbestos

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Recently Published Study Suggests Cloth Doll Factory was Occupational Source of Asbestos Exposure

A study published by researchers in Italy suggests that three women diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a deadly cancer caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, may have contracted the disease from exposure to asbestos while working in cloth doll factories. Of the 757 cases of...

Newly Discovered Source of Asbestos Puts Dentists at Risk

New Study Confirms Six Cases of Pleural Mesothelioma Due to Asbestos in Dental Lining Tape

The authors of a new study have identified six cases of pleural mesothelioma contracted by people, mostly dentists, who were exposed to asbestos found in dental lining tape. While it is well known that many products like insulation and gasket materials contained asbestos, dental lining tape was...

Asbestos Exposure Risk Lurks in Remodeled and Demolished Homes

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Did you know that residential renovation projects can lead to toxic asbestos exposure? Most people today are aware of the fact that breathing asbestos fibers can lead to mesothelioma and death. Regulations put in place in the 1970s by the federal government and individual states have stopped widespread use of asbestos in the U.S. These regulations concern commercial and residential...

As Asbestos Removal Increases, Vigilance Is Required

Because of the known dangers of asbestos, its use in new construction has decreased dramatically in the United States. However, because many old buildings are currently undergoing renovation, asbestos continues to pose danger to construction workers.  As contractors take on more and more renovation projects, they continue to encounter old asbestos woven decades ago into different parts of the...

Global Asbestos Awareness Week 2017

What you need to know and what you can do to make a difference.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week kicks off on April 1st for the sixth consecutive year and runs through April 7th. This annual week of public awareness is championed by the advocacy efforts of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). The ADAO is the largest U.S. nonprofit dedicated to preventing and ending asbestos...

Halliburton Displays a Pattern of Deceit in Recent Settlement

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Recently, Halliburton reached a settlement to resolve a securities fraud class action lawsuit against the oilfield services provider. The lawsuit reached the Supreme Court twice and stems from misrepresentations made by the company. In short, Halliburton misrepresented its potential liability in asbestos litigation. It also misrepresented expected revenue from construction contracts and the...

Asbestos Litigation is Expected to Last Until 2050: What You Need to Know

Some believe that asbestos exposure is becoming less and less of a problem but this is simply not the case. The reality of the situation is that asbestos injury and litigation is expected to continue until at least 2050. Because exposure to asbestos manifests itself as asbestosis or mesothelioma decades later, any litigation stemming from current exposures will not begin until many years from...

Helping Veterans with Asbestos Exposure for Over 20 Years

Military veterans from any U.S. branch seeking benefits for mesothelioma and asbestos exposure need not go it alone, help is but a phone call away.

CALIFORNIA – Waters Kraus & Paul announces that its VA certified asbestos lawyers are available to help military veterans from every branch of service who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma file for benefits from the Veterans...

Top 10 Mesothelioma Research Priorities

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As mesothelioma cases rise in the United Kingdom, the government there has made it a priority to determine a list of the top ten research objectives using input from the mesothelioma community. These mesothelioma research objectives are likely just as important to the thousands of mesothelioma patients here at home in the United States. To accomplish this, the UK National Institute for Health...

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