‘Mesothelioma Litigation’ Category

Pearl Harbor — the War Rages On

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On Sunday, December 7, 1941, the American Army and Navy base in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii was attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy.

The attack came as a surprise to the American Army and Navy and led to great loss of life and equipment.

In Remembrance of…

Every year on December 7, the United States remembers and honors the 2,403 service members and civilians who were killed...

Premises Liability and Asbestos: Turning the Tide of Take-Home Exposure Liability

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Premises liability “refers to the liability of certain persons for injuries and damages to others arising from the ownership or possession of real property.” (Paul et al., Cal. Civ. Prac. Torts (2017) § 16:1.)

How far does this duty extend?

This fundamental question has been litigated for decades, encompassing many different areas of potential liability for...

When Safety Isn’t a Priority, Tragedy Will Follow

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The Bhopal Disaster in India, One of the Worst Industrial Accidents Ever, Shows What Can Happen When an Industry Goes Unchecked

On the night of December 2, 1984, the world witnessed one of the worst industrial disasters in recorded history. By the end of the first night of the Bhopal Disaster in India, nearly 4,000 people lay dead.  A total of 10,000 people would die within the first...

Lingering Asbestos Leads to Long Term Safety Issue

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As the temporary cleanup phase ends in a northwest Montana Community where health professionals say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos exposure, the focus now moves on to the long-term issue of keeping residents safe.

An advisory team established by the state legislature is working on ways to prevent continued exposure to asbestos that is still under the soil and in the...

Honolulu Fire Department Violates Safety Standards

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Two and a half months later, the Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) is being fined over asbestos exposure concerns from the fire that tore through the Marco Polo high rise in Moiliili, Oahu.

An investigation conducted by the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health Division (HIOSH) found that HFD violated workplace safety standards by failing to reduce the level of potential asbestos exposure...

Honoring Veterans for Battles of the Past and Present

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As We Honor Veterans for their Past Service, We Cannot Ignore the Battle with Mesothelioma that Many Veterans Now Face

On the 11th day of the 11th month each year, we celebrate those brave men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces. These veterans risked it all – some making extraordinary sacrifices, to ensure that Americans are safe and free. When we think of the battles...

Asbestos: The Hidden Catastrophe in Hurricane Cleanup

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Hurricane Cleanup is Taking Place in Houston, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

As Americans come together to rebuild and help our neighbors after hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the last thing on one’s mind to worry about may be a hazardous material like asbestos. The reality is that it should be a concern at the forefront of our thinking, and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization...

Asbestos Exposure Still a Clear and Present Danger

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During the 1970s, the U.S. government enacted strict regulations that led to the end of widespread use of asbestos. Yet, according to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control, exposure to asbestos continues to be a clear and present danger for many in the United States.

Before being banned, the fiber, used mainly for its insulation and fire-retardant properties, could be found...

The Great Smog of Donora – The Beginning of Clean Air

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The 20 Dead and Thousands Left Sick by the 1948 Great Smog of Donora were the Spark to Ignite the Clean Air Movement and Corporate Responsibility

In 1948, in the small town of Donora, Pennsylvania, the last week of October could have been the scene of a horror movie. A dark, thick fog descended on the city and remained there for five days. By the time it finally vanished, 20 people were...

Pittsburgh Board of Ed. Can’t Escape Asbestos Liability

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Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Ruling that the Pittsburgh Board of Public Education Cannot Hide Behind Governmental Immunity to Avoid Asbestos Liability

In January of this year, a Pennsylvania Appeals Court affirmed the ruling of the trial court that Pittsburgh’s Board of Public Education (“PBPE”) will not be able to use governmental immunity to escape liability for the death...

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