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What to Know About Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

What to Know About Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Pennsylvania

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a disease that affects the tissue in your internal, vital organs. Eight out of ten people with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos, a common material found on construction sites and in various industries before the 1980s. Unfortunately, it can take decades before affected persons realize they have the disease, and by that time,…Read the article
Can You Sue Your Employer for Asbestos Exposure?

Can You Sue Your Employer for Asbestos Exposure?

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos exposure can be a serious threat to your health. If you have been exposed to asbestos at work and have developed an illness as a result, can you sue your employer? In many cases, yes. Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees. If they fail to do so and someone suffers…Read the article
Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

Does Talcum Powder Cause Cancer?

| Pharmaceutical Litigation
Talc, the main ingredient in talcum powder, is a claylike mineral that is mined from deep underground. Because of its water resistant properties and softness, it is a flexible mineral that is often utilized in consumer products. Most notably, it is used in talcum powder and cosmetics, such as blush and eyeshadows. Talc has been…Read the article
9/11 Related Illnesses

9/11 Related Illnesses

| World Trade Center
Mesothelioma, an aggressive and rare form of heart-lung cancer, is probably the most common health effect of asbestos exposure. The minimum mesothelioma latency period is around twenty years. So, many 9/11 victims who were exposed to asbestos might just now be beginning to experience some mesothelioma symptoms, such as chest tightness, overall lethargy, and trouble…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that gets its name from the fact that it originates in the mesothelium, which is a thin layer of cells that line the organs of the body. This cancer most commonly forms in the lining of the lungs but can also be found in the lining of the heart…Read the article
FDNY Firefighter Comments on 9/11 VCF Extension

FDNY Firefighter Comments on 9/11 VCF Extension

| World Trade Center
In a move which ended years of financial and other squabbles, on July 29, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a bill to extend 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund eligibility and payments for the next seventy-three years. Prior to the reauthorization, Senators had voted 97 to 2 to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund…Read the article
Disturbing Link: Cosmetic Products and Serious Injuries

Disturbing Link: Cosmetic Products and Serious Injuries

| Personal Injury
Every year, thousands of young children are too near toxic household products. Every year, these close encounters send thousands of victims to the emergency room. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the vast majority of these victims are children under 5. Many of these injuries happen after children were exposed to products that…Read the article
Automobiles and Asbestos Use

Automobiles and Asbestos Use

| Mesothelioma
In the past, automobiles and parts were frequently made with asbestos-containing materials. Before it was known how dangerous it was, asbestos was used for durability, insulation, heat resistance, and fireproofing- all things that are very important when working with intricate and vital automotive components. Many car parts have to endure high friction or intense heat situations…Read the article
Checking For and Dealing With Asbestos in the Home

Checking For and Dealing With Asbestos in the Home

| Mesothelioma
Even though it is a naturally occurring substance, asbestos can be quite dangerous and poses many health issues after being exposed. The most well-known illness associated with asbestos is known as mesothelioma. This disease attacks the lining of the organs in the body and predominantly attacks the stomach, heart, or lungs and causes pain, troubles…Read the article