Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma: Victim’s Family Left Asking Questions

Posted on October 6, 2014 by Daniel Fearson

Did you know that it could take several decades for the symptoms of mesothelioma to appear in a victim?  It should be noted that plural mesothelioma, which affects the linings of a person’s lungs, has many of the same symptoms as smoking-related illnesses like lung cancer. Victims may experience problems with breathing, heavy coughing, tiredness, perspiration and pain. Interestingly, Philly.com an article recently about a man who died from mesothelioma, less than eight months after he was feeling fine and not experiencing issues. The man, Joe Amento, lived in Ambler, Pennsylvania. When he was 53, he started to experience pain in his chest that would keep him awake at night. Soon, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, dying shortly after. Amento’s family was confused as to how he was exposed to asbestos, the primary cause of mesothelioma diagnoses. He reportedly never worked in a factory, although Ambler was the home to…
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Which Auto Parts Contained Asbestos? Were Mechanics Exposed?

Posted on September 29, 2014 by

If you were a mechanic or worked in an auto parts plant during the 1970s or previously, there is a good chance that you could have been exposed to asbestos. Unfortunately, many auto parts, including brake linings and pads, contained asbestos prior to the overhaul of dangerous manufacturing practices. Sadly, asbestos exposure has been linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and throat cancer. Recently, a Tampa jury awarded a man $37 million in an asbestos lawsuit after he was exposed to the product by working with a brake-lining manufacturer’s parts. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Gary Hampton, who worked in Tampa as a mechanic, was awarded the large sum of money after a two and a half-week trial. A jury found Pneumo Abex LLC 75 percent liable for Hampton’s mesothelioma diagnosis. He said he worked with brake linings produced by the company and Ford Motor Co. in the 1970s. The…
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Can Someone Face Criminal Charges for Exposing Employees to Asbestos?

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

If you work for an employer that has recklessly exposed you to asbestos, not only could the owner be held liable through a lawsuit, he or she could also face criminal charges. Employers have a duty to protect workers from being exposed to harmful materials—those who own construction, demolition or debris removal business are expected to understand the dangers of asbestos exposure, which has been linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and throat cancer. Unfortunately, many older buildings contain asbestos insulation and products—crews who work in these buildings performing construction or demolition are expected to be notified and have extra measures taken on their behalf to ensure that they are not exposed to asbestos fibers. Sadly, a man in New Jersey was recently sentenced to five years in prison after he ran an asbestos removal business and never bothered to obtain licenses to do the work, failing to remove many materials…
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