Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Asbestos Warning: Claire’s Pulls Makeup Products

Posted on December 28, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Claire’s has pulled some makeup products off the shelf after they were allegedly found to contain asbestos.  According to the Chicago Tribune, the mother of a child in Rhode Island had her daughter’s makeup sent to an independent lab for testing after becoming suspicious of the contents, which revealed the presence of tremolite asbestos. The affected products allegedly include the Pink Glitter Cellphone Makeup Compact and Bedazzled Rainbow Heart Makeup Set. Claire’s said that it is investigating the products and has hired an independent lab to run an analysis on them. It also said it would refund any concerned consumers and recalled certain products, releasing a list of items that can be found here: http://www.claires.com/us/product-and-safety.html Asbestos Exposure Can Result in Mesothelioma Asbestos exposure is taken seriously by the government and industrial producers because it has been linked to mesothelioma, colon cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer and kidney cancer. It is always shocking to hear…
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City of Austin Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on November 9, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

An alarming report by KXAN-TV in Austin earlier this month suggests that up to 200 city employees may have been exposed to asbestos.  According to the report, investigations into city records discovered that there were a string of asbestos contaminations dating back nearly two years in multiple departments. Some Austin Water Utility workers claim they were exposed to asbestos after they were asked to remove ceiling, furniture and sweep at a utility building in 2016. They say they were not given proper equipment to do the cleaning. “I wore my dust mask for the majority of the day, but I did take it off from time to time during breaks. I guess that doesn’t really matter since they aren’t approved for asbestos,” one employee said, according to KXAN. “By the end of the day, I was drenched in sweat. My jeans and shirt were both dripping and completely covered in…
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Asbestos Exposure: Oregon Couple Wins $5.4 Million Verdict

Posted on September 24, 2017 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

A jury in Oregon awarded a couple $5.4 million after a man was exposed to asbestos at work for decades and now suffers from mesothelioma.  According to Oregonlive.com, the verdict may be reduced due to state laws regarding punitive damages and the fact that one of the man’s employers, the U.S. Navy may be immune from certain responsibility. The man, now 75, was exposed to asbestos while serving in the Navy for four years during the 1960s. He worked with gaskets that contained the material during his service, manufactured by John Crane Inc. Additionally, during his employment as a pipefitter following his military service, he was also exposed to asbestos. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2015. Oregonlive reports that jurors determined that John Crane Inc. must pay $3 million in punitive damages relating to his diagnosis and health problems. Attorneys were able to argue that the company knew about…
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