The Italian-born widow of an American man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma while living in Italy has been granted a $9 million asbestos verdict…but only because the Italians stepped in and provided evidence that definitively proved his exposure to asbestos at the hands of a U.S. company.
After an OSHA inspection that discovered four repeat violations at an Indianapolis area postal facility, the US Postal Service has been fined nearly $50,000 for failing to protect its employees from asbestos exposure.
Health experts, labor groups, and those directly affected by asbestos diseases are unhappy that – a year after taking office – the Liberal party hasn’t yet made good on their promise to ban asbestos in Canada.
In a case that truly involves adding insult to injury, a study has shown that the people of Libby, Montana, victims of the worst asbestos-related environmental catastrophe in the world, may not only be more apt to develop mesothelioma but may also be prone to developing autoimmune diseases, including arthritis, lupus, and scleroderma.
Kaiser Gypsum Company, a former manufacturer of a variety of building products that once contained asbestos, has filed bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court of the Western District of North Carolina, overwhelmed by the number of asbestos-related lawsuits filed against them over the last four decades, reports a spokesperson for the company.
A treatment that was recently “fast tracked” by the FDA for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has now received the same status for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma patients.
While renovating a building at the Canandaigua VA Hospital, workers were exposed to dangerous asbestos levels, according to union representatives for the men, who had previously appealed to managers to allow them to cease working in those hazardous conditions.
Investigators who’ve been trying to figure out the cause of a New Jersey Transit train crash that killed one and injured more than 100 others are being hindered by the fact that they can’t gain access to the front cab of the train because the asbestos levels are too high on site.
Neighborhoods in Detroit are dotted with abandoned houses and many of them present a danger to those living nearby. Locals rejoice when the city decides to take down those vacant houses.
An Indiana appeals court allows asbestos suit for a lifelong electrician to continue against his former employers, who the man says were responsible for his recent diagnosis of malignant pleural mesothelioma.