Toxic Torts

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 […]

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos Eleven attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not protecting people from asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral used industrially due to its fire and heat resistant properties. Once in the air people can inhale the microscopic fibers and develop lung […]

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists The advice of scientists and lawyers was ignored when the Environmental Protection Agency created its new asbestos rules regulating but not outright banning the substance. Asbestos fibers are very strong and good at resisting heat, making them ideal for insulation and construction. The main problem […]

Another Claire’s Makeup Product has Been Found with Asbestos.

Another Claire’s Makeup Product has Been Found with Asbestos. Asbestos was discovered in tween star JoJo Siwa’s line of makeup at Claire’s, forcing the company to recall it. This is not the first time this has happened to the company. Earlier this year, asbestos was found in another Claire’s makeup product and it refused to […]

People of Town Affected by Wildfire now have Benzene in Water Supply

People of Town Affected by Wildfire now have Benzene in Water Supply People in a California town damaged by the deadliest wildfire in California history are now dealing with contaminated water. The 1,500 people who are left cannot use their tap water because benzene, a known carcinogen, was found in it. Of the 500 water […]

Governor Tom Wolf Asked to Look into Fracking and Childhood Cancers

Governor Tom Wolf Asked to Look into Fracking and Childhood Cancers More than 100 organizations and 800 individuals have signed a public letter asking for the State Health Department to investigate shale gas drilling and its potential links to large amounts of childhood cancer. The letter was delivered to Governor Tom Wolf and Dr. Rachel […]

Reasons why Large Verdicts are Overturned or Reduced

Reasons why Large Verdicts are Overturned or Reduced Johnson & Johnson is facing more than 13,000 lawsuits due to its talcum powder products while Bayer has assumed liability for over 11,000 cases due to Monsanto’s glyphosate herbicide. The cases for these different products follow a pattern where a jury returns a guilty verdict and awards […]

Cleanup Finished on a Section of the Libby Superfund Site

Cleanup Finished on a Section of the Libby Superfund Site A section of the Montana asbestos cleanup site was removed from the Superfund list by U.S. officials, pointing to the 17 year cleanup coming to an end. The 45 acre area five miles north of downtown Libby is the first of eight units of the […]

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