Lung Cancer & Mesothelioma

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property

Man Sentenced for Illegal Asbestos Removal at his Property The man who illegally removed asbestos at his Westinghouse facility has been sentenced in court. He was sentenced to one month of prison, nine months of house arrest, and three years of probation. The man is a resident of Mt Lebanon and is a commercial and […]

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health

Talc Needs to be Tested More Thoroughly to Ensure Consumers’ Health Talc is sold as a healthy and safe product, but this is not always the case. Talc can sometimes be found alongside asbestos, and when it is mined to be put in many different products, the talc can become contaminated with asbestos fibers. People […]

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer People diagnosed with lung cancer who were exposed to asbestos could be eligible to receive compensation. Asbestos companies profited while endangering people’s lives, with many people becoming sick later in life from their work related asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that can be found in […]

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is sometimes mistaken for lung cancer, even though they are completely separate cancers affecting different organs. The main difference between the two is their location. Lung cancer originates and occurs in different areas of the lungs while mesothelioma occurs in the mesothelium, which surrounds the lungs and other areas of […]

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Lung cancer is a problem for residents of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Estimated new cases of lung cancer for Pennsylvania in 2019 are 79,890 and new cases for West Virginia are 12,440. Industries like steel mills contribute to this problem, causing lung cancer in workers just […]

How Asbestos Trusts Work

How Asbestos Trusts Work To create trusts, asbestos companies filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. This allowed them to reorganize to pay out to asbestos victims. This does not hurt the company, but instead helps protect it from future liability related to asbestos. Companies can pay those suffering from asbestos related diseases over time instead of […]

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos Johnson and Johnson has voluntarily recalled its baby powder because 33,000 bottles were contaminated with asbestos. All bottles with the lot number 22318RB were produced and shipped within the United States this year. To protect human health, the FDA continually tests products that contain talc to […]

Lawsuit Alleging BOP Implosion Endangered Lives

Lawsuit Alleging BOP Implosion Endangered Lives The Basic Oxygen Plant in Weirton, West Virginia, once deemed the plant of the future, was demolished by implosion in March. The building was first completed in 1967, and brought basic oxygen steel production, vacuum degassing, and continuous casting together into one operation. Before the plant, the steps were […]

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