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Chrysolite Asbostos Imports Rise In US As EPA Ban Approaches

According to E&E News, advocates are reiterating calls for a national ban on one of the world’s most notorious carcinogens, with data showing imports for asbestos are on the rise this year despite ongoing regulatory action. Tracking by the U.S. International Trade Commission shows that 114 metric tons of raw chrysotile asbestos have been imported Read More

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Canadian Study Identifies Asbestos Occupational Exposures

According to a report in CAREX Canada,approximately 235,000 Canadians are exposed to asbestos in their workplace. The largest industrial groups exposed are construction-related (specialty trades and building construction contribute about 67% of all exposed workers). Other important industries include public administration, schools, and hospitals. When examining exposure to asbestos by occupation, the largest exposed groups Read More

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California Women Awarded $43 Million In Compensatory Damages

A 64-year-old California woman diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma was awarded $43 million in compensatory damages by a Los Angeles County jury. Deanne Warren and her husband Craig blamed Algoma Hardwoods Inc. for her fatal condition, accusing the company of negligence related to asbestos in its fireproof doors. It is one of the largest asbestos verdicts Read More

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CDC Reports Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths Among Women

In a recent study published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers analyzed the incidence of malignant mesothelioma mortality in females in the US. The research team identified deaths related to mesothelioma from 1999 to 2020 and also included any death certificates having the International Classification of Diseases, Tenth Revision (ICD-10) code for Read More

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EPA Proposes Groundbreaking Ban On Using Chrysotile Asbestos

April 2022 EPA’s Proposed Ban of Ongoing Uses of Asbestos will, if finalized, protect American workers and families by prohibiting ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently imported into the U.S. to address the unreasonable risk found to human health in the December 2020 chrysotile asbestos risk evaluation. The proposed rule would Read More

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Insurance Company Ordered by Court To Pay Mesothelioma Claim

A claim was filed by David Rollins, who blamed his malignant mesothelioma on exposure to asbestos brought home on his stepfather’s clothing. Rollins’ stepfather had worked at the Bowater Paper Mill, where Covil Corporation’s asbestos-contaminated thermal insulation and building materials had been installed. Rollins filed suit against Covil seeking compensation for his illness. Though Covil’s Read More

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Goodyear Must Face Former Carpenter Over Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer

Ferdinand Catapano worked as a carpenter for almost 40 years at commercial and residential properties. Among the projects to which he was assigned included installing Goodyear floor tile. Now suffering from lung cancer, Mr. Catapano recalls that the tiles that he worked with came in a box that was specifically marked “vinyl asbestos tile.” Recently, Read More

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Fraud Case Allowed to Proceed Against Johnson & Johnson

A New Jersey bankruptcy judge recently ruled that the ongoing Chapter 11 case in which Johnson & Johnson seeks to avoid personal injury liability by creating a separate subsidiary should not stop a fraud lawsuit against the company. The judge’s decision specifically addressed another case: a class action fraud claim led by the family of Read More

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DE Supreme Court Reverses Decision In Favor Of Mesothelioma Victim’s Wife

Shelley Droz alleged that her husband, Eric Droz, used an arc grinding machine to resurface brake drum shoes that contained asbestos. She claimed the arc grinder manufacturer, Hennessy, knew that the grinding process generated asbestos dust, and Hennessy had a duty under Washington State law to warn about the dangers of asbestos dust exposure. The Read More

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GA Court of Appeals Reverses Decision In Favor of Mesothelioma Victim

Kevin Sinyard developed malignant pleural mesothelioma following a 25-plus year career as a pipefitter. Three of the defendants include premises defendants (Georgia Power, Ford Motor Company, and Piedmont Hospital), where Sinyard worked from 1975 until 1989. The trial court granted summary judgment to all three defendants. However, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed the decision. Read More

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