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Smart Helmets are Making the Sport of Football Safer

With all the news about concussions and football players, it is becoming harder for parents to justify letting their children play football. It is a dangerous sport and multiple hits to the head can have long term effects on a child. It can even be hard for a coach or parent to tell if a […]

Attorney David P. Chervenick Celebrates 30 years at Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C.

PRESS RELEASE PITTSBURGH, PA – May 16, 2018 – Goldberg, Persky & White, P.C., (GPW) congratulates Shareholder David P. Chervenick, Esq. on celebrating 30 years with the firm.  Mr. Chervenick joined GPW in 1988 – when it was still known as Henderson and Goldberg – after beginning his career as an assistant district attorney in […]

Neville Island Residents Concerned About Asbestos After Recent Demolition Local Coke Plant

The Shenango Coke Works plant on Neville Island, which has been owned by DTE Energy (DTE) since 2008, demolished two smoke stacks and a concrete coal storage bunker by imploding them on May 8, 2018. It has already been closed and nonoperational since January 2016 when the last batch of coke came out of its […]

Statute of Limitations: When Can you File Your Asbestos Lawsuit?

Lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis are serious life-threatening illnesses caused by asbestos exposure. Those suffering from these illnesses may be entitled to compensation for their injury. This is because many that were exposed to asbestos were either unaware they were being exposed, or unaware of the dangers of the fibrous “miracle mineral” that was a […]

Asbestos Related Deaths Reportedly Double Previous Estimations In the United States

Since the dangers of asbestos exposure began to come to light over 40 years ago, regulations have been implemented to ban asbestos in most household products and to severely limit asbestos exposure in the workplace. Asbestos is a known carcinogen that causes lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other life-threatening diseases, and these regulations not only […]

Johnson & Johnson Will Appeal $117 Million Verdict in Mesothelioma Case

For the past few years, health giant Johnson & Johnson has been involved with over 6,000 lawsuits claiming its talc products – Shower to Shower and baby powder –  can cause of ovarian cancer. Earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson was faced with another lawsuit regarding their talc-based products being linked to mesothelioma – a […]

Hand-held Device Quickly Determines Asbestos Contaminants in Vermiculite Insulation

The United States Geological Survey (USGS )scientists have developed a new time-saving technique for determining if vermiculite insulation contains traces of asbestos. Vermiculite is a naturally occurring mineral that expands when heated – as much as 8-30 times its original size – is light-weight, heat resistant, and like asbestos, has been used in numerous products. […]

National Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – April 7, 2018

For the fourteenth consecutive year, April – April 7, 2018, has once again been named Global Asbestos Awareness Week by the U.S. Senate and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO). Since the conception of the ADAO in 2004, there have been 13 Asbestos Awareness Week Resolutions that have aimed to warn and educate the public […]

Demolition Costs in Pittsburgh Rise Due To Asbestos Regulations

In the past three years, the cost of demolishing condemned buildings in Pittsburgh have skyrocketed, jumping more than 550 percent between 2015 and 2017. In 2015 it cost on average $9,123, and just a year later, nearly $60,000. The cost has fallen to near half that price in 2017, but at $30,000, it is still […]

New Legislation Does More Harm Than Good for Asbestos Victims

In 2017, a bill was approved by the U.S. House Judiciary Committee that could damage the asbestos claims process and prevent victims of asbestos-related diseases from ever seeing any sort of monetary compensation before they pass. This bill, known as the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act, was written by the asbestos industry and is […]

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