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Clearing Up the Complexities of Asbestos Law

Clearing Up the Complexities of Asbestos Law Clearing Up the Complexities of Asbestos Law since it is so complex. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 2,500 people have died each year between 1999-2010 as a result of a losing battle with mesothelioma, a malignant cancerous tumor that forms in the lungs. This disease is a result of asbestos exposure, particularly among certain individuals who worked in construction-related occupations, steel mills, chemical plants and power generating stations with direct contact to the material or were engaged in shipbuilding activities. Individuals suffering from the effects of long-term asbestos exposure resulting in...

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Mesothelioma Legal Advice

Why Mesothelioma Legal Advice is important? Mesothelioma legal advice is important. Mesothelioma, as well as other forms of asbestos-related diseases, occur at an alarming rate, not only in the United States, but across the world. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), around 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States alone each year. In most instances, victims of these types of diseases were negligently exposed to asbestos, usually while working at a job site that once used asbestos heavily in a myriad of parts, machinery, and equipment. Our West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers are highly trained. Consequently, people who’ve...

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What You Should Know About West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyers

ASBESTOS & MESOTHELIOMA Mesothelioma cancer has made a great deal of news in the recent years, considering that the consequences of asbestos in properties and industrial use have come to light. You may need West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers to help your situation. In the wake of thousands of tragic stories, the affected and public alike are looking for answers. Not necessarily just from their doctors, but also from West Virginia mesothelioma lawyers. WEST VIRGINIA MESOTHELIOMA LAWYERS   [x_video_embed type="16:9"][/x_video_embed] Law Firms like our own have worked to become experts in these particular classifications of cases, which is critical. Mesothelioma cases possess their own set of legal background...

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A Nontoxic Pill to Replace Chemotherapy? It’s Possible

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A cure for cancer: It’s the holy grail of medical challenges, and researchers want nothing more than to finally crack the code. It’s widely known that chemotherapy (the use of toxic drugs to treat cancer) has debilitating side effects. Chemotherapy drugs cannot differentiate between cancer cells and normal cells – so they destroy both.   Patients undergoing chemotherapy can become weak and ill. Even when cancer is cured, the treatment itself may have lasting side effects. But what if a pill could replace chemotherapy? What if that pill were nontoxic, had minimal to no side effects and carried a success rate near 100 percent? It...

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Railroad Workers: Do You Know Your Rights?

The development of railroads during the Industrial Revolution played an important part in the growth and expansion of the United States, which at that time, was a relatively young country.  Arguably, one of the most important inventions was the steam engine, which powered locomotives that revolutionized transportation and commerce during that time period. Steam engines use large amounts of heat; using fire and water to create steam that allows for the wheels of the locomotive to turn. Asbestos was beginning to become a popular building material at the time; its heat -resistant qualities paired with its abundance and affordability, allowed the...

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Regulatory Accountability Act: Extinguishing Hopes of Banning Asbestos

Last year, President Barack Obama signed into law a long awaited bill that places stronger regulations on toxic chemicals but unfortunately, a recent piece of legislation that has already swept through the House could tear it all down and undermine the work of The Clean Air Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act, and The Occupational Safety and Health Act. The Regulatory Accountability Act (RAA), which now sits in the Senate, will impose greater restrictions and requirements on the aforementioned agencies by requiring them to conduct more research, analyze more data, and conduct public hearings for major regulations. The concern from those...

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Improper Asbestos Removal Reported at Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company, later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation was founded in 1886 by George Westinghouse. It soon became one of the largest and most successful electric companies in the United States, rivaling Thomas Edison’s electric company (later known as General Electric). Two of the largest factories under the Westinghouse name were in East Pittsburgh and Lester, PA, where they made turbines, light bulbs, welding rods, generators, and motors; all for the transmission for use of electricity.   Asbestos in Westinghouse Asbestos was a popular building material and used extensively throughout most of the 20th century.  Dubbed the “miracle mineral,” asbestos is heat resistant,...

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From Shipyards to Floor Tiles, Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos was a popular building material that dates back thousands of years, but it was not extensively mined until the 19th and 20th centuries, when its versatility became useful throughout the Industrial Revolution and World War II.  Its heat resistant qualities and tensile strength meant that asbestos-containing products were standard in the industry. Steel mills, chemical plants, power plants, etc., all contained asbestos equipment such as blast furnaces, coke ovens, basic oxygen furnaces, continuous rolling mills, electric arc furnaces, and open hearth furnaces. World War II ships contained asbestos in pipes, gaskets, valves, insulation, and throughout construction in the shipyard. However,...

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Asbestos Trust Money is Already Waiting

For decades, the carcinogenic qualities of asbestos have affected hard working individuals who worked in industrial, chemical, electrical, and other trade settings. Airborne asbestos fibers are easily inhaled and can lead to many asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.  The long latency period between asbestos exposure and illness not only results in difficult treatments, but also means you or a loved one may be entitled to compensation years after initial exposure.   Bankruptcy Trust Once the dangers of asbestos became known companies were forced to admit their awareness and responsibility. This resulted in many filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection...

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Asbestos Exposure Linked To Doll Manufacturers

The first uses of asbestos date back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that its use became rampant not only because of its versatility, but also because of the mineral’s unique characteristics; it’s durable, heat resistant, and abundant.  Occupational exposure to this carcinogen is one of the main contributing factors in those who are suffering from asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis. Steelworkers, chemical plant workers, tradesmen, and even those who worked in shipyards were most likely exposed to asbestos due to the nature of their work, but as time has gone on,...

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