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July 2012 Archives

Types of Workers Susceptible to Asbestos-Related Illness

While the danger of asbestos exposure in the workplace has decreased as its health risks have become public knowledge, many workers were exposed to the dangerous substance before safety regulations were established. As it can take decades for asbestos exposure to result in an asbestos-related disease, it is critical for...

$48 Million Jury Award for Man who Contracted Mesothelioma

A Los Angeles jury recently awarded $48 million to an 86-year-old man and his wife after determining multiple companies were liable for the man's mesothelioma. During his career, the man worked in the construction industry. Reportedly, he worked as a cement contractor and construction superintendant from 1947 until 1980, during...

Avoid Asbestos Exposure After Severe Storms

As those of us on the Pacific coast are now in the midst of hurricane season, it is a good time to discuss some tips to avoid asbestos exposure in the wake of a storm or natural disaster. Property damage is common following a severe storm, requiring people to get...

Secondary Exposure Can Lead to Mesothelioma for Women

Although men are much more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma than women, studies show that women have also been victim to this dangerous disease. It is more common for men to develop mesothelioma, as they more frequently have been employed in positions with exposure to asbestos. Despite the irregularity...