Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

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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Can Someone Face Criminal Charges for Exposing Employees to Asbestos?

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

If you work for an employer that has recklessly exposed you to asbestos, not only could the owner be held liable through a lawsuit, he or she could also face criminal charges. Employers have a duty to protect workers from being exposed to harmful materials—those who own construction, demolition or debris removal business are expected to understand the dangers of asbestos exposure, which has been linked to mesothelioma, lung cancer and throat cancer. Unfortunately, many older buildings contain asbestos insulation and products—crews who work in these buildings performing construction or demolition are expected to be notified and have extra measures taken on their behalf to ensure that they are not exposed to asbestos fibers. Sadly, a man in New Jersey was recently sentenced to five years in prison after he ran an asbestos removal business and never bothered to obtain licenses to do the work, failing to remove many materials…
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Is Naturally Occurring Asbestos a Hazard in Road Construction?

Posted on September 22, 2014 by

Mesothelioma Attorneys Look at an Unusual Situation When we hear about asbestos in our environment, many of us are understandably worried. It has been drilled into our heads that asbestos, which was once used in building materials, is a terribly dangerous material and we must do everything we can to get it out of our schools, offices and homes. This is all true. Additionally, we must also remember asbestos is not some horrific chemical abomination dreamed up by evil scientists in labs and unleashed upon an unsuspecting populace. Asbestos occurs in nature, with active mines everywhere from Russia to Brazil. Asbestos is identifiable by its long, slim, white fibers, and has desired properties like excellent sound absorption and resistance to fire, heat and chemical damage, as well as being very abundant and affordable. However, asbestos causes respiratory problems like scarred and inflamed lungs and a form of cancer called mesothelioma….
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