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Asbestos victim awarded $2M in mesothelioma lawsuit

December 21st, 2011

A New York man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in December 2010 was awarded $2 million in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed against his former employer. Gerald Failing received the verdict after a jury found a materials company for responsible for exposing him to cancerous asbestos fibers. (more…)

Settlement reached in Missouri mesothelioma lawsuit

December 15th, 2011

A mesothelioma lawsuit filed against U.S. Engineering Co. in Missouri has been settled for $10 million. Nancy Lopez filed the lawsuit alleging that the company failed to follow proper procedures in removing asbestos from the courthouse where she worked. (more…)

British university fined for alleged asbestos exposure

November 17th, 2011

The University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom has been fined for failing to take adequate steps to remove asbestos from four of its buildings. The British Health Service Executive fined the university more than £22,000 after it was discovered that officials at the university took four years before ordering asbestos removal from the buildings. (more…)

Colorado man files mesothelioma lawsuit

October 25th, 2011

A Colorado man has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against companies he alleges are responsible for his asbestos exposure. Jerry Henderson claims he was exposed to asbestos as a laborer and electrician from 1954 to 1979. (more…)

Concerns rise over cancer-causing mineral

October 7th, 2011

A fibrous mineral prevalent in the western half of the United States has been linked to cases of mesothelioma. Erionite — which is found in states such as North Dakota, Wyoming, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and California — is the only other mineral besides asbestos known to cause the rare cancer. (more…)

Family of football legend Merlin Olsen settle mesothelioma lawsuit

September 20th, 2011

The family of Merlin Olsen says that it has settled the football great’s mesothelioma lawsuit against several asbestos manufacturers. Olsen was a member of the Los Angeles Rams during the 1960s and was later elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982. (more…)

Warren Buffett agree to take on AIG asbestos risks for $1.65B payment

August 24th, 2011

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway agreed to assume the asbestos liability of American International Group in exchange for a payment of $1.65 billion. Berkshire Hathaway agreed to assume liability for asbestos claims for CNA Financial Corp. and under a previous 2010 agreement. (more…)

West Virginia couple names 85 companies in mesothelioma lawsuit

July 6th, 2011

A West Virginia couple filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against 85 companies alleging that the man received a mesothelioma diagnosis due to workplace asbestos exposure. Vincent and Antoinette Scriptunas filed the suit in Kanawha County in June 2008. (more…)

Indiana fines developer $132K over asbestos violations

May 23rd, 2011

The Indiana State Department of Labor has fined a building developer $132,000 for 16 violations of health and safety regulations stemming from asbestos contamination on his property. Dean Ford’s Lumber and Building Supply Company—as well as a contractor, James Reed—were also found in violation of other regulations by the state’s Department of Environmental Management over asbestos found at the former Jefferson Proving Grounds property. (more…)

Tornados make create asbestos exposure risk for cleanup crews

May 13th, 2011

Health officials have warned that homeowners and crews sent to clean-up after a recent string of tornados in the South and Midwest may face health risks from asbestos debris found in materials from older buildings. They advised anyone working around this debris to be care in how they handle it because of the potential risk of asbestos exposure. (more…)

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