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What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Exposure Cases

What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Exposure Cases

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In negligence cases, “damages” refers not to an amount of money but to a concept that victims should be restored to their condition before the negligence occurred; in this case, that negligence is exposure to dangerous asbestos. However, since no one on this earth has the power to turn back the clock to a time…Read the article
The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

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Almost all negligence cases — around 90 percent, by most counts — settle out of court before trial. In many negligence matters, such as some car crashes, liability is relatively clear and the damages, while significant, are not overwhelmingly large. But in mesothelioma lawsuits, liability is not always as clear, especially in ambient (indirect) exposure…Read the article
Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

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It is a well-established scientific principle that asbestos causes cancer. However, to establish a claim for financial compensation, victim/plaintiffs must do more than present well-established scientific principles. They must prove that a specific tortfeasor (negligent actor) was responsible for this exposure, and they must also prove that their claim is legally recognized. The obstacles to…Read the article
What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

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Cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses, affecting as many as 1.3 million Americans each year. In most cases, the doctor either fails to identify cancer altogether or fails to diagnose the right kind of cancer. Lots of doctors miss lung cancer in general, and mesothelioma in particular. Perhaps more so than other…Read the article
Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

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The Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed six mesothelioma cases, a decision which attorney Paul J. Napoli says underscores the difficulties inherent in winning ambient exposure cases. The underlying dispute goes back to 1952, when Owens-Illinois Inc. registered a patent for a lightweight fire door; the door contained cement laced with asbestos. Subsequently, Wisconsin-based…Read the article
How Much Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma?

How Much Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma?

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Although many people smoke for decades and never develop lung cancer, prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the leading risk factors, so smoking and many types of lung cancer are inexorably linked. Likewise, many people live or work near asbestos for years or even decades and never show any pericardial mesothelioma symptoms. But…Read the article
Obtaining Compensation In Asbestos Exposure Cases

Obtaining Compensation In Asbestos Exposure Cases

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A single asbestos fiber can trigger a serious illness later in life, and these fibers are usually more than 1,000 times smaller than human hairs. Fibers this small are very easy to inhale through the lungs. In fact, among some asbestos exposure victims, the fibers entered the body through the eyes or ears, or even…Read the article
I Was Diagnosed With Mesothelioma… What’s Next?

I Was Diagnosed With Mesothelioma… What’s Next?

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Over 600,000 Americans each year die from cancer, making this disease one of the leading causes of death in the United States. The good news is that the death rate has steadily declined since 1991, and while the drop in mesothelioma fatalities may not be as steep, it is nevertheless significant. People diagnosed with this…Read the article
A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly type of cancer that is most commonly caused by prolonged exposure to asbestos. Because the cancer can develop years or decades after exposure, and because its symptoms can mirror those of a number of other conditions, it can be difficult to diagnose. Consider the following about how mesothelioma is…Read the article
Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Where Were You Exposed?

Mesothelioma and Asbestos: Where Were You Exposed?

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Mesothelioma is a very deadly type of cancer, although it is very rare. The primary risk factor for developing mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, which is a collection of six, naturally-occurring minerals. Asbestos was once used frequently in the United States, primarily in building, industrial, and insulation materials. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma,…Read the article

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