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Seattle Renovation Companies Ordered to Pay Nearly $800K In Fines for Asbestos Violations

Despite knowing the dangers of asbestos, renovation companies throughout the nation continue to ignore the risks and put workers, homeowners and residents in danger. However, justice is being served in Seattle where two companies have been ordered to pay $789,200 in fines due to their negligence in violating asbestos regulations. James Thorpe and Chris Walters,…

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Jury Awards Widow $2.38 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Union Carbide

A jury has recently awarded a widow $2.38 Million in a landmark mesothelioma lawsuit against Union Carbide Corporation. Union Carbide is an asbestos supplier and subsidiary of Dow Chemical Company that shipped its asbestos products to the victim’s employer for more than four decades. The lawsuit was brought forth by Thomasina Fowler, who lost her…

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First Mesothelioma Patient Undergoes “CA-170” Immunotherapy Drug in Clinical Trial

A mesothelioma patient has received a first dose of the CA-170 immunotherapy drug in a Phase 1 trial looking at patients with various advanced tumors and lymphomas, including a mesothelioma cohort (a group of mesothelioma patients). Curis, Inc. — a biotechnology company that focuses on treatments for cancer — announced that the first mesothelioma patient…

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What Are The Top Reasons Some Mesothelioma Lawsuits Fail?

Filing a mesothelioma claim can help victims receive the compensation they deserve for the harm caused by negligent companies. However, mesothelioma lawsuits can fail when the victim is unable to provide sufficient proof to support their claim against the asbestos-containing product producers. Media Attention Highlights Varying Verdicts in Mesothelioma Trails Recently, Johnson & JohnsonRead More

Montana Court Gets 6 New Judges to Handle Libby Asbestos Cases

Libby, Montana, is synonymous with asbestos exposure. Over the years, thousands of residents have been exposed to extreme levels of asbestos through the natural vermiculite mines in the town, resulting in thousands of pending claims against the company in charge, W.R. Grace. Montana’s Supreme Court has appointed 6 additional judges to handle Libby asbestos cases…

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Asbestos Claim Against Ford Moves Forward in Former Mechanic’s Exposure Case

An asbestos claim against Ford Motor Co. and manufacturer Cummins Inc. moves to trial where a jury will decide whether a former Ford mechanic developed peritoneal mesothelioma as a result of working with the companies’ asbestos-containing brake linings. Former Ford Mechanic Develops Peritoneal Mesothelioma Victor Michel worked a career as an engine mechanic at Ford…

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