Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

California Asbestos Scare: School Closed For Testing

Posted on October 13, 2014 by Daniel Fearson

Government agencies, schools and businesses have a duty to keep people safe from asbestos exposure. The failure to do so could have disastrous consequences as direct exposure has been linked to mesothelioma. Recently, the Lost Angeles Times reported that an asbestos scare forced the closure of a Huntington Beach school, with Ocean View School District officials saying that every building district-wide would be examined for asbestos particles. The paper reported that the school closed its Lake View Elementary. The campus will be closed for five to 10 weeks while asbestos abatement is completed. Parents have expressed frustration, as the district needs to come up with alternative school options for students. According to the Times, district officials have known that the campus contained asbestos for decades. Parents, however, became outraged when the district weighed removing the material as part of a modernization project while students were present. In response, the district…
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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, 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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