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Texas Appeals Court Pressed to Drop Jefferson County Asbestos Death Suit Nov 27, 2017

Attorneys representing Jefferson County told a Texas appeals court to drop the lawsuit brought by the widow of James Farris, a former judge who died of mesothelioma reportedly caused by the asbestos that filled the courthouse he spent his career ...

Jeanette Poage Jury Verdict Upheld by Missouri Supreme Court Oct 6, 2017

The Missouri Supreme Court recently upheld the original $11.5 million jury verdict won by Jeanette Poage after hearing an appeal by Crane Co. Poage filed her lawsuit after her husband, James Poage, died of mesothelioma back in 2012. He was a ...

2,100 Tons of Asbestos Removed from Abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant Sep 21, 2017

A considerable amount of environmental waste remains at the abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, IL after 2,100 tons of debris containing asbestos was already removed from the site. “We still have a lot of other contaminants throughout the ...

Makeup Sold at Popular Youth Clothing Store Tested Positive for Asbestos Jul 31, 2017

Researchers recently discovered that Just Shine Shimmer Powder makeup, sold at Justice, a national youth retail chain, tested positive for asbestos. The Scientific Analytical Institute (SAI), based out of Greensboro, NC found that tremolite asbestos ...

CDC Reports That Deaths Caused by Asbestos Exposure Remains a Public Health Concern May 24, 2017

Despite the implementation of regulations and restrictions intended to limit dangerous exposure to asbestos in the United States, thousands of people are still dying from mesothelioma every single year. The Occupational Safety and Health ...

While We Know the Dangers of Asbestos, It Remains In Use May 10, 2017

Asbestos, once among the most popular materials to use in construction, is now banned from use in flooring, paper and insulation products, as may not be used in any new products without a history of using asbestos in the manufacturing process – ...

Court Upholds Jury Verdict in Favor of Jeanette Poage May 4, 2017

Attorneys Aaron Heckaman and Robert Cowan successfully secured an $11.5 million jury verdict in St. Louis, Missouri Circuit Court for Jeanette Poage, the widow of James Poage, who died of mesothelioma in May of 2012. $10 million was awarded for ...

Demolition of Anaconda Wire Building Resulted In Numerous Asbestos-Related Violations Apr 26, 2017

According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, Press's LLC failed to properly contain the old Anaconda Wire building during demolition, resulting in numerous asbestos-related violations. "The subject property had been partially ...

Removal of Asbestos from Abandoned Pillsbury Mills Plant Begins Mar 2, 2017

Cleanup crews finally began the cleanup of the abandoned Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, IL after more than 15 years of disuse. The 18-acre facility first opened its doors in 1929 and produced products like baking flour, grits, yellow and white ...

Lack of Regulatory Oversight Puts Georgia Residents at Risk of Asbestos Exposure Feb 21, 2017

A number of laws in Georgia are intended to keep the public safe from asbestos exposure, but how much protection does a law provide when officials fail to enforce it? According to a recent investigation conducted by 11Alive , an NBC affiliate, the ...

Doctors Are Making Progress in the Battle Against Mesothelioma, But the Cure is Still Out of Reach Jan 11, 2017

Thousands of people across the country are exposed to asbestos every year, and thousands more begin showing symptoms of mesothelioma – a process that can take decades before patients become aware of the life-threatening cancer. Those exposed to the ...

$4 Million Project to Remove Asbestos from Montana Federal Courthouse Jan 10, 2017

After years of disuse, the former James F. Battin Federal Courthouse located in downtown Billings, MT will be stripped clear of asbestos during renovations to turn it into an office space. WC Commercial, LLC, an Alaska-based company, bought the ...

Concerns Over Scientific Journal's Decision to Retract Decision to Retract an Ethically and Scientifically Flawed Article on Asbestos Dec 19, 2016

Back on August 10 of this year, the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene’s (JOEH) Board of Directors voted to retract an article, which has since been withdrawn by the article’s authors , after numerous scientists called for its ...

Companies Can Be Held Liable When Asbestos Dust Sickens Workers' Families Dec 13, 2016

The California Supreme Court unanimously voted on Thursday, December 1 that companies can be held liable when people get sick from asbestos dust brought home from a job site. Following this ruling, people who contracted mesothelioma from asbestos ...

EPA Selects Asbestos for Evaluation, May Result in Restriction or Ban Dec 1, 2016

Following months of speculation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected asbestos as 1 of the 10 substances they will evaluate under the recent powers granted to them under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The act was ...

Denver Apartment Renovations Near Broncos Stadium Released Asbestos During Multiple Playoff Games Nov 23, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges in the United States District Court in Denver, CO against Willmax Capital Management Inc., the company that owns an apartment complex close to the Denver Broncos’ stadium, as well as John ...

Do You Know How to Find out If There's Asbestos in Your Home? Nov 8, 2016

Asbestos is a well-known cause of mesothelioma , a devastating cancer that can take decades to appear. Unfortunately, this knowledge only became common knowledge relatively recently, which means that if your home was built before 1979, there’s a very ...

Asbestos Remains In Buildings Across The Country Nov 4, 2016

Asbestos was used for decades as one of the most popular building materials for construction projects across the nation, and inspectors are still discovering its presence in new locations every year. Despite our growing knowledge about the deadly ...

Senator Barbara Boxer Introduces Proposed Ban on Asbestos Oct 12, 2016

Continuing her ongoing fight to protect asbestos victims across the United States, California Senator Barbara Boxer introduced the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2016 , co-sponsored by Montana Senator Jon Tester, to the Senate on September ...

Aaron Heckaman Invited to Speak at Asbestos Litigation Conference Sep 28, 2016

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman’s own Aaron Heckaman was invited to speak on the topic of “Special Issues in Asbestos Depositions and Settlements” on Friday, September 23 at Harris Martin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference in St. Louis, MI. ...

Largest Importer of Asbestos May Need To Find A Replacement Sep 22, 2016

Chlorine and caustic soda manufacturers may need to make some major changes to their use of asbestos now that the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) has been amended. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act amended the TSCA ...

Jefferson County Asbestos Death Suit Nearing Conclusion Sep 16, 2016

After a 2014 Texas Supreme Court decision limited asbestos manufacturer’s liability in mesothelioma cases, the family of the late District Judge James Farris faces what may feel like a never-ending struggle for justice. Ellarene Farris, the wife of ...

Construction Company Fined for Allegedly Importing Workers to Remove Asbestos Aug 31, 2016

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proceedings against Kehrer Brothers Construction have been put on hold now that federal officials are looking into possibly pressing criminal charges against the company. The ...

School Janitor Awarded Over $193,000 In Damages Jul 14, 2016

A school janitor was awarded over $193,000 in lost wages and damages after the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that the district retaliated against her after complaining about asbestos exposure. The complaint ...

Elementary School Asbestos Removal Bids Came In at $190,000 and Higher Jun 30, 2016

Two weeks ago, the bids for an asbestos and lead abatement project at Lacon’s Midland Elementary School came in reaching $190,000 and higher. The bidding process was required prior to the old building being demolished and officials were set to ...

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