Latest Asbestos and the law Stories

2014-07-23 00:20:44

Court orders insurer to pay $500 million in asbestos-related settlements MT. PLEASANT, S.C., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit put to rest the "private hopes and dreams" of insurer Travelers Cos. Inc., in its attempt to avoid its obligation to thousands of asbestos victims. The Second Circuit confirmed that the Settlement Agreements Travelers agreed to in 2004 were binding and enforceable contracts between the parties,...

2014-06-19 23:17:53

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is calling attention to a recent National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health as wake up call for individuals who worked in the manufacturing sector between 1969 and 2000, because it indicates asbestos was present in what the Center considers to be a clean workplace. As the Mesothelioma Compensation Center would like to explain with one call to 866-714-6466, the “clean” work group mentioned in this study was still vulnerable to asbestos...

2014-06-09 23:09:41

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "In a recent report published on the US Consumer Products Safety Commission's website the agency has released an important informational guide for homeowners on how to avoid being exposed to asbestos, as many older homes still contain asbestos. While we may be one of the better known advocates for diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, and their compensation, as we would like to explain to homeowners with one call to 866-714-6466 asbestos can be...

2014-06-06 23:09:04

The Mesothelioma Compensation Center is commenting on a recent American Cancer Society study that says,“The time between first exposure to asbestos and diagnosis of mesothelioma is usually 30 years or more," and adding that individuals who may have been exposed to asbestos decades ago often worked in a work environment that did not regulate asbestos dust. For an unsurpassed service focused on making certain diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, get the best...

2014-05-21 23:12:18

Kazan Law Convinces a California Court of Appeal that a Dismissed Case Can Now Move Forward to Trial Oakland, California (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 In a landmark decision that offers hope for justice to all victims of take home asbestos exposure, a California Court of Appeal has ruled that a case of take home asbestos exposure that had been dismissed now can be reinstated and move forward to trial. Kazan Law is pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court’s ruling...

2014-05-16 23:10:17

This week the Mesothelioma Victims Center is urging homeowners whose home was built prior to 1985 to be extremely cautious about disturbing asbestos in their homes attic, drywall, or insulated plumbing lines, because of the risk of exposure to asbestos. As recently pointed out in a statement by the US Surgeon General, "There is no known safe levels of asbestos exposure." http://MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "This...

2014-05-07 23:11:30

The Defense Asbestos Litigation Seminar (DALS) is an exclusive conference for defense lawyers and clients’ set for June 4 – 6, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. For the full story and registration information go to the DALS website at http://www.dals2014.com. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 DALS announces the latest updates for the three-day conference, A Practical Guide for Winning Lung Cancer Cases at Trial: UPDATE 1: Information regarding the conference can be...

2014-04-29 23:17:23

Law Firm Endorses Baylor College of Medicine's New Treatment Center Houston, TX (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the protective lining of several body cavities, is linked to exposure to asbestos. And pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of this very rare but very lethal disease. Recognizing this, Shrader & Associates, LLP, just announced new resources for compensation regarding this particular variant of mesothelioma. Although...

2014-04-01 23:30:30

MRHFM comments on new study showing associations between all levels of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lung cancer and laryngeal cancer. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs where they may remain for a long period of time. A recent study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (JOEM) in January 2014, reported that even small amounts of asbestos can remain in the body and cause a number...

2014-03-31 23:01:36

During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) will observe Asbestos Awareness Week while raising awareness of the deep damage inflicted by asbestos’ use and the overdue need for life-saving treatments and a cure for those who have already developed, or who will develop, mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer known to be caused by exposure to asbestos. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 During the first week of April, the Mesothelioma...

Latest Asbestos and the law Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 12:16:31

Asbestos (Greek a-, "not"; sbestos, "extinguishable") is a group of fibrous metamorphic minerals. The name is derived for its historical use in lamp wicks; the resistance of asbestos to fire has long been exploited for a variety of purposes. It was used in fabrics such as Egyptian burial cloths and Charlemagne's tablecloth, which, according to legend, he threw in a fire to clean. When asbestos is used for its resistance to fire or heat, the fibers are typically mixed with cement or woven...

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