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Asbestos Litigation: What Took So Long?

Suspicions of asbestos fibers being tied to pulmonary problems date back thousands of years, when a first century Greek geographer mentioned a lung sickness in his slaves who worked weaving asbestos fibers into cloth. Centuries passed, and it wasn’t until 1906 that the first asbestos related death was officially documented. A post-mortem examination performed by […]

Railroad Workers: Do You Know Your Rights?

The development of railroads during the Industrial Revolution played an important part in the growth and expansion of the United States, which at that time, was a relatively young country.  Arguably, one of the most important inventions was the steam engine, which powered locomotives that revolutionized transportation and commerce during that time period. Steam engines […]

Regulatory Accountability Act: Extinguishing Hopes of Banning Asbestos

Last year, President Barack Obama signed into law a long awaited bill that places stronger regulations on toxic chemicals but unfortunately, a recent piece of legislation that has already swept through the House could tear it all down and undermine the work of The Clean Air Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act, and The Occupational […]

Improper Asbestos Removal Reported at Westinghouse

Westinghouse Electric Company, later renamed Westinghouse Electric Corporation was founded in 1886 by George Westinghouse. It soon became one of the largest and most successful electric companies in the United States, rivaling Thomas Edison’s electric company (later known as General Electric). Two of the largest factories under the Westinghouse name were in East Pittsburgh and […]

Asbestos Exposure Linked To Doll Manufacturers

The first uses of asbestos date back thousands of years, but it wasn’t until the 20th century that its use became rampant not only because of its versatility, but also because of the mineral’s unique characteristics; it’s durable, heat resistant, and abundant.  Occupational exposure to this carcinogen is one of the main contributing factors in […]

Asbestos Trust Money is Already Waiting

For decades, the carcinogenic qualities of asbestos have affected hard working individuals who worked in industrial, chemical, electrical, and other trade settings. Airborne asbestos fibers are easily inhaled and can lead to many asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.  The long latency period between asbestos exposure and illness not only results in […]

Keurig Reaches Settlement Three Years After Product Recall

In 2014, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) placed a recall on close to 7 million Keurig MINI Plus Brewing systems distressing millions of caffeine drinkers all over the county.  Three years later, a settlement was finally reached as Keurig agreed to pay a $5.8 million civil penalty in hopes to resolve the issue that […]

From Shipyards to Floor Tiles, Asbestos in the Home

Asbestos was a popular building material that dates back thousands of years, but it was not extensively mined until the 19th and 20th centuries, when its versatility became useful throughout the Industrial Revolution and World War II.  Its heat resistant qualities and tensile strength meant that asbestos-containing products were standard in the industry. Steel mills, […]

Nintedanib and Pembrolizumab – Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

The latest findings in cancer treatments for the often fatal mesothelioma have scientists and researchers hopeful that they are one step closer in finding a consistent, effective treatment for the asbestos-caused cancer. The LUME-Meso Phase II trial for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma focused on the administration of the triple angiokinase inhibitor called Nintedanib. This oral […]

New Law Proposed to Protect Nursing Home Residents

After the death of a nursing home resident last year in Erie County, a new law has been proposed in hopes to insure the safety and health of nursing home residents and prevent injury and death across the country. “Ruthie’s Law,” is named in honor victim Ruth Murray, who was fatally beaten by another patient in […]

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