Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

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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Asbestos Diseases and Aluminum Workers

Posted on June 30, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The first aluminum was manufactured in France in the 19th century. It was so rare and highly prized that Napoleon III served his most honored guests using aluminum utensils. Aluminum was so rare and expensive it was even chosen as the capstone for the Washington Monument when it was completed in 1884. In 1888, the technology to manufacture aluminum was first brought to the United States. The process used to mass manufacture aluminum required extreme heat to create the molten metal.  Thus almost immediately a key concern in manufacturing aluminum was how to insulate various components of the manufacturing process. Asbestos is probably the world’s finest heat insulator. It is a naturally-occurring mineral and had been mined for centuries.  Unfortunately, it’s health effects were not yet appreciated fully. Asbestos miners in the ancient world did develop lung diseases. Because many of these miners were slaves (for example in the Roman…
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