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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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How Common Is a Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that typically develops after exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material often used in insulation and fire-resistant materials. Because mesothelioma typically doesn’t appear until decades after the asbestos exposure and has no early symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose correctly. A mesothelioma diagnosis usually begins with 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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What to Expect When Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure, you may consider filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure. Those who suffer from mesothelioma after working with asbestos typically have a very good chance of recovering significant money damages — either from an asbestos victims’ trust fund/insurance company designated 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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What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer Misdiagnosis

Lung cancer can be caused by a number of factors — most commonly cigarette smoking, asbestos exposure, and radon gas exposure. Sometimes, lung cancer can be difficult to correctly diagnose, largely because most people have no symptoms of the disease when it’s in its early stages. This lack of symptoms makes it easy to miss Read More

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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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