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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Penn State Has Larger Implications

Penn State professor Peter Lebosky died in 2014 of mesothelioma after teaching at the university for more than two decades. A lawsuit filed on his behalf is opening up a potentially larger issue regarding the presence of asbestos in university buildings across the nation.

According to the Lebosky family representatives; “Almost every college and university have older buildings and these older buildings during their construction in the ’40s, in the ’50s, in the 60s, in the ’70s contained asbestos containing building materials like floor tile, ceiling, tile, pipe insulation, HVAC duct work and ceiling sprays.”

Penn State, like many other schools around the country, is alleged to have became aware of the asbestos presence in its buildings around the time that asbestos exposure can lead to malignant mesothelioma.

Read the full story on PennLive here.

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