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Honeywell Sues Asbestos Victims’ Trust

Honeywell International Inc. sued a trust for victims of asbestos poisoning, claiming the fund’s managers are wrongly paying people who say they were harmed by the toxic industrial substance, as reported in Bloomberg news. The lawsuit is reportedly the result of years of acrimony between Honeywell and a trust set up to resolve the bankruptcy Read More

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Defendant Company’s Request To Have Investigation Shut Down Denied By Louisiana Court

The family of the late Raymond Hutchins, Jr. filed suit claiming his work for a shipbuilding company put him in close proximity to repair work conducted by Dixie Machine & Welding Company where his family alleges that he was exposed to asbestos. Mr. Hutchins died of malignant mesothelioma. Dixie Machine filed to have the claim Read More

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Asbestos Exposure Concerns At Philadelphia Schools Spark Parent and Teacher Calls To Double Check Asbestos Remediation

As Philadelphia prepares to fully reopen its public schools for the first time in 18 months, the spotlight is again on facilities woes, reports WHYY public TV/Radio on their website. At the center of the storm is one of the district’s most selective magnet schools — Julia R. Masterman — where a group of parents Read More

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J&J Talc Claimants Seek to Pre-Empt Company’s Bankruptcy Strategy

A committee representing talc-injury claimants asked for a restraining order forbidding J&J from carving out talc-related liabilities from the rest of the business. J&J has told personal injury lawyers it is considering bankruptcy for a subsidiary as a way to resolve lawsuits and future claims stemming from talc, The Wall Street Journal reported last week. Read More

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Attorneys for 35-Year Old Woman With Mesothelioma Point to J&J’s “Indifference” to Claims of Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson should pay a terminal mesothelioma patient “tens of millions” after ignoring decades of red flags about asbestos in its talc baby powder, a lawyer for the California woman told a jury in closing arguments Monday, as reported on Law360. Christina Prudencio, 35, has suffered through surgery, hemorrhage, and other medical issues, and Read More

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Veterans At Risk For Mesothelioma

Each year, some 10,000 veterans die from asbestos-related diseases. Veterans account for nearly one-third of the mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year, especially those who served in military occupations where asbestos was present. While all branches of the military uses asbestos, it was used extensively in naval vessels. Asbestos Attorneys Experienced In Veterans Mesothelioma Cases Since Read More

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Plumbers At Greater Risk for Mesothelioma Due To Frequent Asbestos Exposure

It has been generally known that plumbers are at greater risk to contract mesothelioma because of their exposure to asbestos products. Their proximity to asbestos in cement pipes, pipe wrap insulation and joint compound puts them at increased risk. In a recent case the family of the late plumber Robert Swanson were awarded $5 million Read More

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Clinical Trials for Malignant Mesothelioma Facilitate Extended Survival for Vets

Although mesothelioma clinical trials have been generally unavailable to veterans through the VA in the past, this has changed in recent years. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) program is a partnership between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Affair (VA) to Read More

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California Man Awarded $4.8 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

AP News reported that a Vietnam War veteran and retired school bus driver, Willie McNeal, Jr., was awarded $4.8 million by a California Superior Court jury that determined asbestos-contaminated talc led to his diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma. Whittaker, Clark & Daniels, a longtime talc supplier was ordered to pay McNeal $1.8 million in compensatory damages and $3 Read More

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When Buying Old Homes Be Aware of Asbestos Risk

“Asbestos. The name has its origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s.” So says an article on the web page of This Old House. It’s true that many people love Read More

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