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Mesothelioma Case Verdict Upholds Important Asbestos Law Principles

In March 2013, a California Appellate Court made the decision to uphold two important principles regarding asbestos law. The case involved Patrick Scott, the former owner of a service station, and Ford Motor Company. According to court records, Scott developed asbestos mesothelioma after being consistently exposed to asbestos-containing Ford Motor Company car parts, such as Read More

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Lawsuits

Lawsuits related to asbestos exposure technically fall into the category of personal injury. If you are considering filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit, it’s important to understand your state’s statute of limitations, which sets strict time limits on taking your case to court. A statute of limitations is essentially a very strict deadline. Depending on the Read More

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Allows ‘Any Breath’ Testimony to Stand

In February 2013, the Pennsylvania Superior Court made the decision to uphold a $950,000 judgment against a welding products company in an asbestos injury case. The company, Lincoln Electric Co., filed an appeal seeking a modified verdict or new trial after a doctor testifying on behalf of the plaintiff argued that every breath the plaintiff Read More

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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Case Could Pave the Way for Employee Lawsuits

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a decision that could increase employers’ risk of new lawsuits from former employees exposed to asbestos who later developed mesothelioma. The decision in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. addressed the question of whether the Commonwealth’s Workers’ Compensation Act (or WCA) applies to occupational diseases that do not show symptoms Read More

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Asbestos Law Firm Howard, Brenner & Nass, P.C. Moves Philadelphia Office

Nass Cancelliere, P. C., a prominent mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestos injury and personal injury law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has relocated its Philadelphia offices to 1515 Market Street, Suite 2000,  Philadelphia, PA  19102. “The new office is bigger, brighter and just as inviting to clients as the old office,” said firm Read More

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Does Smoking Cause Mesothelioma? Answer No!

There is a common misconception that smoking causes mesothelioma. In fact, smoking is NOT linked to a higher incidence of mesothelioma. A study published in American Family Physician in 2007 found that smokers were at no higher risk of contracting the disease than nonsmokers. Rather, exposure to asbestos, either directly, as a bystander or from Read More

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Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Claims

Survivors of toxic exposure at work have legal recourse — a wrongful death suit — against the manufacturer of the substance, even years after employment ends and the business has gone bankrupt. Spouses and children of deceased workers with or around asbestos-containing construction materials, auto parts, insulation or fireproofing in the mid-20th century may have Read More

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Children and Spouses Affected by “Take-Home” Toxins

The simplest and seemingly innocent things such as hugging children after a long day at work or wives washing clothes can lead to adult-onset diseases for spouses and children of laborers, mechanics, builders, plumbers, roofers and maintenance workers, according to a study conducted by a the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Microscopic Read More

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Six Asbestos-Related Diseases You Should Know About

According to the Mayo Clinic health website, workers exposed to (primarily) airborne asbestos before the late 1970s — including asbestos miners, refinery workers, shipyard workers, auto mechanics, construction workers, demolition workers and electricians — are at risk of asbestos-related illnesses. According to the Mayo Clinic, the six most common asbestos-related illnesses are mesothelioma, lung cancer, Read More

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Photodynamic Therapy Gives Mesothelioma Patients New Hope

According to Medical News Today, only four of every ten mesothelioma patients survive more than a year after being diagnosed. However, a study conducted by the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program (PMPP) may significantly change this prognosis. The study suggests that photodynamic therapy can extend a patient’s life by approximately one year. University of Pennsylvania Read More

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