Recently twelve cable splicers employed by Nashville Electric Service filed a lawsuit against the utility after it was discovered that they were exposed to high levels of asbestos while removing fireproof wrapping on underground conductors. The men's supervisors had originally told them that the wraps were asbestos-free or contained a safe amount of the substance.
A federal appeals court has reinstated the case of Carl Brasmer, who passed away from mesothelioma during his fight for justice. Mr. Brasmer served in the United States Air Force from 1969 to 1973, working as an assistant crew chief and crew chief. He was responsible for maintaining and repairing F-4E Phantom jets.
Did you know that asbestos can be found in a wide variety of products, including talcum powder? The powder, which has been used for decades by individuals, can be contaminated with asbestos fibers. The prolonged use of the product can lead to fatal, asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma.
There are many victims of asbestos exposure who wonder about receiving compensation for their illnesses. Are you one of them? If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to exposure, you might be eligible to file a claim against those responsible for your condition.
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.
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.
San Francisco City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, recently filed suit to hold a construction contractor and permit expediter accountable for asbestos exposure in multiple locations throughout the city during renovations.
For decades, asbestos companies have been fighting relentlessly against the victims of exposure in the court room. While victims and their families blame deadly asbestos fibers for their illnesses, many companies deny any wrongdoing or knowledge of the dangers of asbestos. Recently, BASF Catalysts, LLC has been accused of concealing and destroying evidence to avoid thousands of asbestos lawsuits.
The wife of a St. Clair County man who died of asbestos-related lung cancer has filed a lawsuit against dozens of different companies, including Toyota Motor Sales USA Inc. Janis Baker is seeking over $50,000 in damages for the wrongful death of her late husband, Alfred Baker.