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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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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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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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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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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Case Could Pave the Way for Employee Lawsuits

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a decision that could increase employers’ risk of new lawsuits from former employees exposed to asbestos who later developed mesothelioma. The decision in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. addressed the question of whether the Commonwealth’s Workers’ Compensation Act (or WCA) applies to occupational diseases that do not show symptoms Read More

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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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Six Asbestos-Related Diseases You Should Know About

According to the Mayo Clinic health website, workers exposed to (primarily) airborne asbestos before the late 1970s — including asbestos miners, refinery workers, shipyard workers, auto mechanics, construction workers, demolition workers and electricians — are at risk of asbestos-related illnesses. According to the Mayo Clinic, the six most common asbestos-related illnesses are mesothelioma, lung cancer, 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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Mesothelioma — Not Your Grandpa’s Disease

September 26th was National Mesothelioma Awareness Day, and one of the key points to be emphasized is that this is not “your grandpa’s disease.” Mesothelioma risk remains a concern as asbestos exposure — particularly in the workplace — continues. Some 3,200 “new” cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year, but because of the latency period Read More

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