Do you believe your employer is keeping you safe while you are on the job? Even though OSHA has strict rules and regulations requiring employers to keep workers safe from toxic substances like asbestos, many companies fail to do so. When this happens, workers' compensation laws can help employees recover lost wages, expenses for medical bills, and more.
When you get into a serious personal injury accident, one of the first things to run across the victim's mind might be to contact an attorney. Holding those responsible for your injuries could be essential, as you abilities to work and live comfortably may have been compromised greatly. The same is true for a mesothelioma victim who has been exposed to asbestos.
Recently, the New York Supreme Court's Appellate Division affirmed a $12 million verdict in favor of two consolidated asbestos cases. The companies Crane Co. and Tishman Liquidating Corporation (TLC) were held responsible for two workers' exposure to asbestos on the job, despite appeals from the defendants arguing otherwise.
Many people associate mesothelioma cancers with asbestos, but that is not the only disease that can develop after exposure has occurred. Without knowing it, most mesothelioma patients' diagnoses begin as asbestosis cases.
Asbestos was a substance used heavily within all branches of the United States military. Whether soldiers were enlisted in the Navy, Army, or Marines, there is a high chance that they might have been exposed during their time of service. Today, many veterans are compensated for asbestos-related diseases that remained hidden within their bodies for ten to fifty years.
After a 221-199 vote to pass The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act within the House of Representatives in November, the Senate's version of the bill has just been released last week.
An asbestos trial can be a beautiful thing: after years--and sometimes decades--of a defendant exposing a worker to a deadly substance that shortens lives and destroys families, they would finally be held responsible for their dishonest actions.