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2014-03-24 23:24:49

Nationally Known Pioneers in Asbestos Litigation Recognized for Results Oakland, California (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, a Professional Law Corporation, is pleased to announce that the firm’s June 5, 2013 jury verdict which completed the award to plaintiffs Rose-Marie and Martin Grigg of $27,342,500 in damages for Mrs. Grigg’s asbestos-caused malignant mesothelioma made The National Law Journal's list of Top 100 Verdicts for 2013. The case...

2014-03-24 16:24:20

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization Celebrates 10 Years with 10th Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference ALTON, Ill., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Simmons Law Firm, a nationwide leader in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation, has renewed its commitment to support asbestos awareness in the United States and beyond as a Platinum Sponsor of the "Where Knowledge and Action Unite" 10(th) Annual International Asbestos Awareness Conference. (Photo:...

2014-02-21 23:22:46

Asbestos found in one Denver apartment complex forced the relocation of residents, said a report. To help detect it early and avoid similar incident, Florida asbestos testing company AGC Environmental shared a tip. Denver, CO (PRWEB) February 21, 2014 Asbestos was discovered in an apartment complex in Denver. And according to a report from 9news.com, Florida asbestos testing company AGC Environmental gave out an advice how others could early detect its presence and avoid the same...

2014-02-11 23:27:31

The Long Island law firm of Rudolph F. X. Migliore, P.C. announces a high risk alert to people born in the 1940’s and 1950’s. A combination of asbestos exposure and being a part of the baby boomer generation creates a high risk for various lung related illnesses including lung cancer and mesothelioma. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 One of the most deadly forms of lung cancer is known as mesothelioma and it is no stranger to the post World War II baby boomer generation. There has been an...

2014-02-11 23:26:18

Litigation firm Flood Law Group explains the importance of education on the dangers of mesothelioma and other asbestos related illnesses within the United States. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 In response to a newly released study by the Mesothelioma Center at Asbestos.com, Flood Law Group LLP, a nationally respected personal injury litigation firm, believes education on mesothelioma and other asbestos related illnesses are more important than ever. The law group encourages...

2014-02-03 08:28:14

The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "One of the toughest things about mesothelioma, more specifically an individual who has been diagnosed with this rare form of cancer, is typically the exposure to asbestos took place decades ago. What we would like to explain to a diagnosed victim or their family with one call to 866-714-6466, is there are simple ways to rekindle those memories, because the best possible mesothelioma compensation claim hinges on the victim's ability to recall specific...

2014-01-28 23:20:57

Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) Remains A Driving Force Behind Efforts to Ban Asbestos Use DALLAS (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 For the 10th consecutive year, the first week of April will be designated as National Asbestos Awareness Week, thanks to a resolution passed by the U.S. Senate. Senator Max Baucus led the effort to pass Senate Resolution 336 on January 16, 2014, to raise the public awareness concerning both the dangers of exposure to asbestos and the prevalence of...

2014-01-24 23:22:03

Flood Law Group to Review Claims on Behalf of People Who Have Taken Actos and Also Had Bladder Cancer Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 With bellwether trial dates approaching, the nationally respected personal injury litigation firm Flood Law Group, LLP is now available to investigate potential Actos lawsuits on behalf of patients who have taken Actos and who been diagnosed with bladder cancer. Actos is a prescription drug used to treat diabetes and has seen widespread use in the...

2014-01-13 23:03:49

Outdated actuarial models systematically underestimate exposures. Madison, NJ (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 In forecasting serious asbestos-related claims, some of the country’s largest insurers and consultants appear to be ignoring relevant changes in medical knowledge, demographics and even social media. As a third wave of costly asbestos-related claims strikes the nation in the years ahead, many insurers will be swamped with “unexpected” reserve charges, according to “A Third Wave...

2013-12-22 23:01:48

A study of nearly 60,000 men finds that even low levels of asbestos exposure in the work environment may be enough to trigger mesothelioma and other cancers. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 22, 2013 Surviving Mesothelioma is reporting on new research that suggests that industrial workers at the lowest levels of the asbestos exposure spectrum may still be at risk for deadly mesothelioma, lung cancer, and laryngeal cancer. The study, published recently in the Journal of Occupational and...


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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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