Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Is Asbestos Found in Water Pipes?

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Do you know if there are aging water pipes leading into your home that contain asbestos? Recently, SurvivingMesothelioma.com had a story about asbestos containing water pipes that break down over time and may need repair. According to the website, in some older pipes, there are toxic fibers that can break down, and enter into water streams and the environment surrounding the pipes. SurvivingMesothelioma.com reported that asbestos cement was used in a mixture contained in water pipes for several decades. In fact, it reported that in the U.S., “millions of miles of asbestos cement pipes between the 1960s and the 1980s, many of which are now reaching the end of their 50 to 70 year lifespan,” were used in construction. The website reported that there is a risk that the asbestos fibers in these pipes can become “friable” and there is a potential mesothelioma danger for anyone who repairs them or…
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Secondhand Asbestos Exposure: Can I File a Lawsuit?

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Did you know that young people can suffer from mesothelioma? Unfortunately, many younger mesothelioma victims were exposed to secondhand asbestos at some point of their lives. Although it is well known that industrial workers were directly exposed to asbestos over the course of their job duties, there has been a noted increase in the number of mesothelioma cases caused by secondhand exposure. Secondhand exposure refers to people who were not in direct contact with a dangerous working environment, but whose family members unknowingly brought the asbestos fibers into the home. The San Antonio Express-News had an interesting story recently about a 37-year-old Bonham woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma when she was 22-years-old. According to the news source, doctors found cancerous tumors within Stephanie Harper when she was giving birth to her daughter 15 years ago. Harper lives with incapacitating pain. She has had to undergo two major surgeries, believing…
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Kilgore College Allegedly Broke Asbestos Laws

Posted on November 24, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

According to the Longview News-Journal, Kilgore College is under investigation after a recording of an official admitting to alleged asbestos violations was made public. The newspaper reported that Kilgore’s director of special projects and liaison to the board of trustees Dan Beach said in recordings that the violations the college committed were ‘gone’, even though the material is allegedly still present on campus. Facilities director Dalton Smith, who allegedly expressed concerns over asbestos-related issues for staff, secretly recorded Beach. The News-Journal reported that Smith was interviewed by investigators about potential asbestos violations in five campus buildings earlier this year. Smith allegedly maintains that visitors have been exposed to asbestos in campus buildings over a period of several years. The college is now working with a contractor to perform air quality tests. Smith allegedly claimed that he was ordered by Beach to “cover up the carcinogenic material’s existence over the past…
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