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BPB Celebrates Meso Awareness Day Sep 26, 2018

Our staff here at Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman would like to take a moment today to recognize Mesothelioma Awareness Day. This day is observed every September 26, and was started in 2004 by community members of the Meso Foundation. According to ...

Texas Appeals Court Tosses Judge James Farris' Asbestos-Related Wrongful Death Suit Sep 7, 2018

A Texas appeals court tossed out Ellarene Farris’ suit against Jefferson County, accusing it of grossly negligent conduct in exposing her husband, Judge James Farris, to asbestos while he worked there. The appeals court stated that Jefferson County ...

California High School Reopens Two Weeks After Contractors Disturbed Asbestos Tiles Sep 4, 2018

Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, CA reopened parts of the building less than two weeks after closing those areas off when contractors disturbed asbestos tiles in a library storage room. According to officials, the contractors used a power ...

Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference Aug 13, 2018

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman attorney Aaron Heckaman is scheduled to speak at the HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, MO on Thursday, September 6. He will focus his presentation on ...

Philadelphia School Classroom Filled With Asbestos, Lead Dust Jun 18, 2018

The Philadelphia Inquirer recently published an article detailing the terrifying state of Room 106 at A.S. Jenks Elementary. According to the article, the teacher who uses that classroom, Maria Greco, dealt with crumbling plaster, suspicious black ...

U.S. Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Crane Co.'s Appeal, Securing Victory for BPB Client Mar 26, 2018

The United States Supreme Court announced on Monday, March 26 that they will not hear Crane Co.’s appeal of the Missouri appellate courts’ decision to uphold the original $11.5 million jury verdict in favor of Jeanette Poage, whose husband died in ...

First Week of April Recognized as National Asbestos Awareness Week by the U.S. Senate Mar 26, 2018

A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators introduced a resolution that would declare the first week in April as “National Asbestos Awareness Week”. This is an incredibly important action, especially in light of the fact that recent data published by the ...

Asbestos Discovered in Second Building in Bastrop County Mar 14, 2018

An inspection revealed the presence of asbestos in a second Bastrop County building earlier this month. Employees are set to receive asbestos awareness training in response to this discovery. Asbestos was discovered in the county’s jailhouse just ...

BPB Client's Asbestos Wrongful Death Case Moves on to the United States Supreme Court Feb 28, 2018

BPB attorneys representing Jeanette Poage recently filed a brief with the US Supreme Court in opposition to Crane Co.’s latest appeal of the $11.5 million jury verdict. Jeanette Poage, the widow of James Poage, received $1.5 million for wrongful ...

Attorney Aaron Heckaman to Speak at Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference Feb 26, 2018

Bailey Peavy Bailey Cowan Heckaman partner Aaron Heckaman will speak at the Perrin Conferences ’ Cutting-Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference, held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. ...

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 ...

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