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Four-month asbestos trial ends in $12.5 million verdict

Many trials only last a few days. In some cases, the material may be straightforward enough to be tried in the space of one day. On the other hand, cases that are more complex demand much more time. Antitrust litigation against IBM lasted decades, due to the very complex nature of antitrust law and voluminous documentation necessary to demonstrate relevant facts of the case.

A recent asbestos trial in New York was of this complex nature. Three construction workers had contracted mesothelioma as a result of their jobs. One worked as an insulator during the construction of buildings for Consolidate Edison. The second man was a steamfitter and worked on the construction of the World Trade Center in the early 1970s. The third man was an electrician.

Lloyd "Butch" LeRoy Named in Top 100 Appellate Attorneys in California

Despite the known dangers that asbestos poses to human health, many asbestos companies deny that their products have anything to do with the deadly diseases that can arise in workers after they have been exposed to the substance.

What asbestos dangers lurk in your home?

This is Asbestos Awareness Week, and during this time, many entities are attempting to raise the public's knowledge of the dangers posed by asbestos. One news release was from the Minnesota Department of Health (DOH), and while that state is far away from California, the risks faced by California residents and workers are the same.

Asbestos is mistakenly believed by many to be a problem from the past. They may think that only old shipyard workers from decades ago who develop mesothelioma, and that because they work in a high-tech, "modern" job, they do not need to worry about asbestos-related illnesses, such as lung cancer, asbestosis or mesothelioma. 

Brayton Purcell Sponsors Three Non-Profit Events in April

NOVATO, CA, April 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Brayton Purcell, L.L.P., is pleased to announce that it will be sponsoring three non-profit events in the month of April. Each event has been planned with the purpose of supporting a worthy cause and will take place on the evening of April 26, 2014:

Death Toll from Medical Negligence Reaches New High

Do you put complete trust in your doctor? Many patients who are admitted to hospitals believe that the medical professional in charge of their treatment is providing it in a competent and responsible way. Most are unaware that an estimated 200,000 to 400,000 patients die each year from medical errors, and even more are subjected to malpractice and live to tell about it.

Global Asbestos Awareness Week Begins!

Did you know that April 1st through 7th marks 2014's Global Asbestos Awareness Week? While it is usually only a national week of observance in the U.S., the awareness is spreading across many different countries this year. This is not a surprise, seeing as how so many people in the world are affected by asbestos exposure everyday.

Whistleblowers Protected from Retaliating Employers

Many people believe that America is the land of the free - a place where someone can buy their own land, build their own home, and even start their own business. Citizens are encouraged to partake in free enterprises, but some take advantage of the systems put in place by the government to help them succeed.

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