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2014-08-14 23:04:47

Material Still Found in Thousands of Structures Across the Country, Can Cause Mesothelioma DALLAS (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 On July 10, The New York Times published a story stating that a session of the U.S. House of Representatives had to be pushed back due to concerns over the potential risk of exposure to asbestos in a portion of the Capitol Building, the mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. Asbestos abatement work was being performed and there was a possible release of the...

2014-08-13 08:29:30

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After nearly a decade of doing everything possible to ensure a diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family the best possible compensation the Mesothelioma Victims Center has come up with a top three list as to why many diagnosed victims of mesothelioma never get compensated, and the top three reasons are the age of the victim, waiting too long to begin the mesothelioma compensation process, and fear of attorneys. The Mesothelioma Victims...

2014-08-04 23:05:52

Senators From 28 States Send Staff Members to Learn More About the Dangers of Asbestos and the Need for a Ban LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) held a briefing on July 17 with staff members representing senators from 28 states to educate them on the dangers of asbestos and the need for reform, the national mesothelioma law firm of Baron and Budd reports. More than 60 people attended, according to the ADAO, and 31 senators were...

2014-07-30 23:14:21

The San Diego personal injury law firm, The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C., is announcing that it is now offering case evaluations for individuals who have suffered as a result of asbestos exposure. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 The San Diego personal injury lawyers of The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock A.P.C. are announcing that they are now offering free case reviews for individuals that have suffered from the negative effects of asbestos exposure. “Symptoms of...

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...


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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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