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[Memorial Day] Remembering Our Fallen Heroes

If you have not paused lately to reflect on the many sacrifices American soldiers have made for our country, today is the perfect day to do so. Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States created to remember the people who have died in our country's armed forces.

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American Veterans Fought Enemies and Asbestos

With Memorial Day approaching next week, we thought this would be the perfect time to spread some awareness about the unseen dangers soldiers have faced in our military. While they battled our country's enemies on sea, land, and in the air, many military personnel were unknowingly exposed to asbestos during their time of duty.

If More Congressional Representatives Developed Mesothelioma?

"If more congressional representatives developed mesothelioma, maybe Congress would be more sympathetic to the concerns of the victims of asbestos-related illnesses, like mesothelioma," Susan Vento, the wife of the late Rep. Bruce Vento, writes in opposition to an Orwellian-titled bill currently working through the Congress. The bill is the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act), which the industry portrays as protecting the asbestos trusts from multiple claims by victims.

In reality, this is a solution in search of a problem, and the real purpose of the bill is to create numerous, complex procedural requirements that would make the process of filing a claim with an asbestos trust more difficult, in the hopes of frustrating the claimant or delaying claims until the victims have died.

[Sponsorship] Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk_to_End_Alzheimers.jpgBrayton Purcell LLP is a proud sponsor of the upcoming Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer's! We had a ton of fun raising awareness and funds at last year's event, and cannot wait to see what happens this year.

Asbestos Found in Baltimore Airport

It is not uncommon for asbestos to be found in public spaces. Public arenas, schools, and other commercial buildings were built with construction materials containing asbestos, so it is no surprise that the substance was recently found in the BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport during renovations.

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Tell Congress You Oppose These Two Bills!

We've been checking in with some recent bills passing through Congress as they make their way to the House of Representitives, but the time to take action is NOW! The markups of the Furthering Asbestos Awareness Transparency (FACT) Act and the TSCA (Toxic Substance Control Act) Modification Act are set to take place tomorrow, May 14th. 

American Miners and Potential Asbestos Exposure

Among all of the blue collar positions that Americans hold, mining is one of those most at risk for asbestos exposure on the job. Because asbestos and other natural minerals have been mined from our earth throughout the centuries, those that worked in those mines are very much at risk for asbestos related diseases today.

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We Only See What We Are Looking For, Pt. 1

It is more than a little ironic that someone would have to move into Libby, Montana, the Superfund site and location of a vermiculite mine that contained asbestos, and which contaminated much of the town and its people, in order to be diagnosed with asbestos scaring of your lungs.

Such was the case of a man who retired to Libby. You see, he had lived in Henderson, Nevada. He was police officer in Las Vegas, and he enjoyed outdoor activities, riding ATVs and mountain bikes.