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Mesothelioma and The Shipbuilding and Seafaring Industries

A recent Danish study showed that shipbuilders and seafarers had elevated mesothelioma risk. This mirrors a similar scenario in the US where those who worked in the shipbuilding industry or those who served in the US Navy are at higher risk of contracting malignant mesothelioma. For decades, the US Navy used asbestos throughout its fleet Read More

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Automotive Repair Workers Can Be At Risk for Mesothelioma

A common cause of mesothelioma is through exposure to Chrysotile asbestos, a form of the mineral which is an insulant and is very strong. Automobile brakes and clutches often include chrysotile asbestos, which means anyone who repairs or installs these parts could be at risk. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s nearly impossible to Read More

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Can Malignant Mesothelioma Be Found Early?

Mesothelioma is rare, and there are no recommended screening tests for this cancer in people who are not at increased risk. (Screening is testing for cancer in people who don’t have any symptoms.) For people who are known to have been exposed to asbestos, some doctors recommend regular imaging tests, like chest x-rays or computed tomography Read More

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Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness

Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness Pennsylvania state law allows plaintiffs with nonmalignant asbestos-related diseases to file a second lawsuit and recover damages if they later develop an asbestos-related cancer. Should you or a loved one suffer a second asbestos related cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. This issue recently brought to greater attention when the state legislature in Virginia Read More

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Who Is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals containing thin microscopic fibers. Resistant to fire, heat, and chemicals, these fibers have been mined and widely used in a variety of automotive and construction industry products, such as car clutch pads, brake shoes, and ceiling/floor tiles. If asbestos particles become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, Read More

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Understanding Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber composed of six different minerals. Due to its favorable heat and chemical resistance qualities, in addition to its durability, it has historically been widely used in a number of industrial and consumer products. These include the following: Heat-resistant fabrics Paints Roofing materials Floor and ceiling tiles Car parts Plastics Read More

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Employers Are Responsible for Monitoring Asbestos in the Construction Industry

Asbestos is a fiber composed of a set of six naturally occurring minerals. Historically, it was mined and used to produce industrial and insulating materials because of its resistance to fire, heat, and chemical damage. It is also affordable to produce and has desirable sound absorption and tensile strength properties. However, as early as the Read More

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What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that develops in the tissue that covers most of the body’s internal organs — that tissue is called the mesothelium. Due to its aggressive nature, mesothelioma is generally a deadly type of cancer. Exposure to asbestos, a microscopic fibrous mineral used in a variety of products, drastically increases Read More

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Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material composed of a group of minerals. Due to its resistance to heat and flame, and its durability, asbestos has been mined and widely used in various occupations and industries for many years — most commonly in the automotive and construction sectors. Asbestos exposure occurs when products containing asbestos 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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