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August 2013 Archives

Asbestos causes almost 3 million years of lost life expectancy

Asbestos exposure can eventually lead to asbestosis and mesothelioma, two diseases that frequently results in the death of the victim. They develop from the inhalation of asbestos fibers, which become trapped in the lungs and cause damage to the lining. The progression is often from asbestosis and then deadly mesothelioma,...

Mesothelioma Caused by Secondary Asbestos Exposure

If you have been keeping up with the facts on our website, you might already be aware of the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma, a rare and incurable cancer that most often develops in the linings of the lungs, abdomen, and heart. While asbestos was once widely used and praised...

Judge recommends new plea for asbestos case

We discussed this case a few months ago, but this week, the federal judge hearing the case recommended a new plea agreement, as he characterized the current purposed sentence as being "excessive." The case involved three men who ran a business that provided at-risk high school youths the opportunity to...

Choosing an Asbestos Attorney

Being exposed to asbestos and finding out that you are now waging a tough battle against an asbestos-related illness is never easy. That is why Brayton Purcell LLP works to defend the rights of those affected by asbestos, and their families. Here are some key points to choosing an asbestos...

Asbestos: always an unwelcome guest

For some, it probably doesn't seem that long ago. The year was 1968, the town, Gary, Indiana. A new 14-story hotel was opening in the downtown. Like most new buildings, it was constructed with the latest in modern techniques. The timing was, shall we say, not the best. Gary, like...