Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Do American Schools Contain Harmful Asbestos Materials?

Posted on August 26, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

As your children return to school this fall, it may be scary to think that some campuses still have issues with asbestos exposure. Recently, there was an alarming story on Mesothelioma.com based on expert interviews, indicating that asbestos products continue to hinder American campuses, placing students and employees at risk. “It’s a significant problem,” said Alex Formuzis, of the Environmental Working Group (EWG), according to website. “Any school built before 1981 is presumed to contain asbestos materials.” Experts note that although schools may contain asbestos materials, parents should not panic, as the products do not pose an immediate danger to people unless they are disturbed through repair work or movement.  To avoid issues with this, many districts schedule construction projects including abatement for summer months, and have protections in place for workers who may be present while asbestos-containing products could be disturbed. However, some schools still have issues with friable…
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Asbestos Wallboard Products Victim Awarded $8.75 Million

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The Associated Press reports that an Oregon jury has awarded a man $8.75 million after he developed mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in the 1970s. According to the news outlet, David Hoff, a former construction worker, contracted the incurable form of cancer after working with wallboard products, as particles from the products became airborne when they were sanded down at jobsites. Sadly, Hoff is only expected to live another year and a half. Hoff and his wife sued Kaiser Gypsum, the manufacturer of the wallboard products, which stopped making the materials in 1975. During the trial, Hoff was able to prove that the company knew about the dangers associated with the products as early as 1975. The jury awarded Hoff $750,000 for medical expenses, $4 million for pain and suffering, as well as $4 million to his wife. The verdict came down in May. I Have Mesothelioma. Can I Sue…
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Colon Cancer Due to Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Does asbestos cause colon cancer?  Many people call our office with this question.  They know that mesothelioma is amongst the most common types of cancers as a result of asbestos exposure.  In fact, mesothelioma is even referred to as “asbestos cancer” as it’s only known cause is asbestos exposure.  Many callers also know that lung cancer is a very common type of cancer that can be caused in part by asbestos exposure.  Indeed, it is estimated that occupational asbestos exposure has led to 5-7% of the lung cancer cases in the United States. But many potential clients simply do not realize that asbestos exposure can also cause colon or colorectal cancer. This type of tumor is a gastrointestinal cancer that causes cancer of the large intestine or rectum and it is one of the most common forms of cancer in the country.  It is estimated that deaths due to colon…
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