Category Archives: Stomach Cancer

I Developed Cancer after Being Exposed to Asbestos at Work. Can I File a Lawsuit?

Has your employer exposed you directly to asbestos? Have your family members suffered from secondhand asbestos exposure? You should take action, as this could have a profound effect on your health and the health of your loved ones. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should file a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and make sure your health was not compromised, as exposure can result in mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, including stomach cancer, throat cancer or kidney cancer. In our blogs, we like to discuss asbestos cases making the news nationally, where employees or people in the public are exposed to materials in a careless fashion. Many people who have worked on construction or maintenance projects have been exposed to asbestos due to the number of older buildings that contain the material. This was especially true in the case of several inmates who were allowed…
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Former YMCA Building Owner Charged with Asbestos Violations

According to the Associated Press, the owner of the former YMCA facility in Sioux City, Iowa has been indicted on several charges including asbestos removal violations. The news outlet reported that Larry Wolf has been charged with nine counts of work practice standards violations and one count each of failing to notify state and federal agencies of his intent to do renovation work and making false statements to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Wolf’s indictment claims that he had insulation containing asbestos removed from pipes inside the former YMCA building, and did not follow proper removal and disposal procedures. He was scheduled to be arraigned last week. Wolf declined to comment about the matter, but said that he did not renovate the building. According to the AP, a court document indicates that Wolf denied removing any asbestos and told investigators he removed only metal pipes that had no insulation attached….
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Were You Exposed to Asbestos Through a Garlock Product? Bankruptcy Fight Continues

According to the Associated Press, asbestos lawyers are accusing Garlock Sealing Technologies of committing fraud in its ongoing bankruptcy case. The news outlet reported that the Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants has filed a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to revisit a ruling early this year about Garlock’s financial obligations to people suffering from asbestos-related health claims. “Garlock has committed a fraud upon the court,” the committee wrote in a memorandum, according to the AP. The group said that the company has cherry-picked evidence to present to the court, which is similar to a claim made against the attorneys by Garlock. In January, the court ordered Garlock to pay no more than $125 million to settle any current and future mesothelioma claims against it, after attorneys for plaintiffs argued for more than $1 billion. Garlock, which has been a defendant in thousands of mesothelioma lawsuits, filed for Chapter…
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