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October 2014 Archives

Former Shipyard Worker Files Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit

A former shipyard worker has filed a lawsuit in New Orleans, alleging that his lung cancer diagnosis was caused by his exposure to asbestos. Mr. Otis W. Burmaster was employed by Avondale Industries and worked in a Westwego, Louisiana shipyard from 1965-1971.

What Diseases Can Arise After Asbestos Exposure?

There are a few common diseases that can develop after exposure to asbestos. Since the naturally-occurring mineral is a carcinogen, it is a hazard to human health. In many cases, patients are diagnosed with a respiratory disease or a fatal cancer after they have been exposed at work or at home.

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit

Some victims of asbestos exposure have little idea about what to do after they receive an asbestos-related diagnosis. Asbestos-related diseases are rare, incurable illnesses that affect not only the exposed individual, but their family and friends as well.

3 Places to Look for Asbestos in Your Home

If you are remodeling or renovating your home, you might be wondering where you will run into asbestos. Asbestos building materials and products are likely to be present in homes built before 1980, since the fibers have great strengthening and insulating properties.

Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos Fibers

There are several occupations in which asbestos exposure is still a serious problem on the job. Firefighters are some of those most at risk for coming into contact with the substance while at work. But why?