Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

In Remembrance of John O. Roark

Posted on January 27, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

We have some tragic news to pass along to our readers. On Saturday, January 23, 2016, John O. Roark, one of our attorneys, passed away at the age of 75.  This loss is sad news for the people of Central Texas, who Roark championed in law and in life. Aside from his legal activities, Roark was longtime leader with the Texas Horsemen’s Partnership Chairman and National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association (NHBPA). Roark had an extensive background in law when he began working with our firm. He was a was a member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the American Board of Trial Advocates and a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a municipal court judge in Nolanville. For more information about Roark’s life, you can view his obituary by clicking here. We are forever grateful for…
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Were Nashville Electric Workers Exposed to Asbestos?

Posted on December 4, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

A Nashville television station reports that an electric provider allegedly exposed workers to asbestos, resulting in a lawsuit. According to WZTV-TV, the Nashville Electric Service has been sued for allegedly putting workers in harm’s way. Several workers who say that they were exposed to asbestos while performing duties like splicing underground cables have sued the company. The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration allegedly performed an investigation into exposure claims in 2014, citing Nashville Electric Service for 17 violations for allegedly exposing its workers to harmful products. Violations included, “not providing HEPA vacuums to collect the dust and debris, not providing employees with half-mask air purifying respirators and not instituting an asbestos training program consistent with EPA requirements.” The lawsuit filed by workers seeks damages, as well as compensation for medical costs. It was filed after the TOSHA inspections. Most occupational examiners take asbestos exposure very seriously, as it has…
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It is National Asbestos Awareness Week

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

In March, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution designating the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week. This is the 11th time the Senate has done this. As a part of the resolution, the US Surgeon General’s Office has been asked to warn and educate people about the health dangers associated with asbestos exposure. We appreciate this measure. We have worked with mesothelioma victims and families who have been greatly impacted by dangerous asbestos exposure. Can I File a Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit? Unfortunately, mesothelioma is directly related to asbestos exposure. A list of manufacturers who made asbestos-containing products and when those products were used is available here. Families of victims can hold companies liable if their loved ones died due to asbestos exposure. In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure has been linked to colon cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer and kidney cancer. Our lawyers have the ability to investigate a person’s work history…
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