‘Mesothelioma Litigation’ Category

Update – Increased Asbestos Concern Over Polaris Quad Bikes

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A Whistleblower within Polaris Claims that Children’s Quad Bikes Contaminated with Asbestos Number well over the 15,000 Recalled

A whistleblower within Polaris, a U.S.-based company, alleges that the recall of thousands of children’s quad bikes in Australia because of the potential for asbestos exposure does not cover all of the bikes with contaminated parts. Polaris announced a...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day – Continuing the Fight

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On National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, We Remember Those Who Lost Their Lives to Mesothelioma, and Continue to Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

Today is National Mesothelioma Awareness Day – a day to discuss asbestos and mesothelioma, remember those who have lost their lives to the deadly disease, and to continue the fight against asbestos exposure.

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Mesothelioma Victim Receives $7.55M Verdict

A Power Plant worker and his wife are awarded a multimillion-dollar verdict in a Massachusetts asbestos trial.

BOSTON – A Boston jury handed down a verdict of $7.55 million dollars to a power plant worker and his wife against New England Insulation (NEI), which sold, distributed, ripped out, and installed asbestos insulation material until the early 1970s. Gerald...

Polaris Recalls Quad Bikes Over Asbestos Concerns

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Asbestos Found in Multiple Service Parts Leads to Recall of Youth Quad Bikes

Polaris has recalled several models of its youth quad bikes, manufactured between 2001 and 2017, because asbestos was found in the brake pads, brake shoes, washers, and gaskets. The “powersports” company, which sells its products globally, is based in Minnesota and conducted the asbestos tests here in the...

Austin Airport Employees Exposed to Asbestos

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Renovations to Austin Airport Offices Exposed More than a Hundred Employees to Asbestos, Despite Prior Notice to Management of Possible Asbestos Contamination  

About 120 employees in Austin-Bergstrom International Airport’s Maintenance Complex Building have been exposed to asbestos – the result of office renovations in 2016 that went forward despite employees voicing concerns over...

Libby, Montana – Living and Dying at the Hands of Asbestos

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The Vermiculate Mine, Owned by W.R. Grace & Company, Employed Most of the Citizens in Libby, Montana, and Killed Them Too

Libby, Montana is the site of one of the worst cases of widespread asbestos exposure in recorded history. Nearly half of the town’s residents have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease – about 50 times the national average. The usual culprit was...

2016 Asbestos Filings Drop, but Mesothelioma Stays Constant

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2016 KCIC Asbestos Report Indicates that While Total Number of Asbestos Filings Decreased, Filings for Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Did Not

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Malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer claims are now making up an even greater percentage of asbestos claims, according to the 2016 KCIC asbestos report. KCIC, a mid-sized consulting firm for mass tort and other complex...

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...

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