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Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Claims

Survivors of toxic exposure at work have legal recourse — a wrongful death suit — against the manufacturer of the substance, even years after employment ends and the business has gone bankrupt. Spouses and children of deceased workers with or around asbestos-containing construction materials, auto parts, insulation or fireproofing in the mid-20th century may have Read More

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Children and Spouses Affected by “Take-Home” Toxins

The simplest and seemingly innocent things such as hugging children after a long day at work or wives washing clothes can lead to adult-onset diseases for spouses and children of laborers, mechanics, builders, plumbers, roofers and maintenance workers, according to a study conducted by a the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Microscopic Read More

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Photodynamic Therapy Gives Mesothelioma Patients New Hope

According to Medical News Today, only four of every ten mesothelioma patients survive more than a year after being diagnosed. However, a study conducted by the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program (PMPP) may significantly change this prognosis. The study suggests that photodynamic therapy can extend a patient’s life by approximately one year. University of Pennsylvania Read More

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Pennsylvania Courts Reject “Any Breath” Theory in Asbestos Cases

Last year, a Pennsylvania high court made it significantly more difficult for asbestos-exposed victims to prove a causal link between the exposure and the disease by discounting expert testimony stating that every breath establishes a causal link to the disease. However, this year brings new clarity to the ruling: The May 2012 ruling in Betz Read More

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The Sooner You Take Action the Better

People who contract mesothelioma or asbestosis after prolonged direct or secondary exposure to toxic substances are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering — if they can prove their cases in court. In New Jersey and Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date you discovered your injury to file Read More

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For Your Best Chances in an Asbestos-Related Lawsuit, Go Local!

If you or a loved one is newly diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, it’s hard to know where to turn. Once your medical needs are addressed, you’ll need to get the wheels in motion to seek compensation from those responsible for your disease. You probably have seen the television commercials about asbestos claims and may Read More

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Handymen Beware: Protect Your Family From Asbestos

If you considered yourself a “Mr. or Ms. Fix-It,” there was probably almost nothing you could not tackle with a little help from the local hardware store. The problem is, up until the early 1980s, asbestos-containing materials could be found in everything from roofing and siding shingles to vermiculite insulation, vinyl flooring, textured paint and Read More

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What is a Medicare Lien and How Does it Work?

A Medicare lien results when Medicare makes a “conditional payment” for healthcare, even though a liability claim is in process that could eventually result in payment for the same care, as is the case with many asbestos-related illnesses. The conditional payment keeps the Medicare-covered victim from having to pay for care while the liability claim Read More

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Even If Your Asbestos Exposure Was Decades Ago, It Is Not Too Late to File a Claim

Symptoms of and diseases caused by asbestos exposure may not arise until decades later. In 2012, a Pennsylvania couple filed an asbestos mass tort claim for injuries sustained as a result of the husband’s asbestos exposure that began in the 1950s. Some important aspects of this case include the following: The plaintiff worked as a Read More

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What Exactly Is Asbestos?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “asbestos” is a commercial term for six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals have qualities that make them ideal for certain commercial products. Asbestos is resistant to chemical and thermal degradation. It is also fire proof and basically indestructible. As a result, it has been Read More

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