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December 2013 Archives

Partner Post: Deadly Guardrails

Highway Guardrails Endanger Drivers Written by James P. Nevin   Instead of protecting people, new highway guardrails are slicing through cars, injuring and killing vehicle drivers and passengers. According to recent lawsuits, guardrails have become more dangerous since guardrail head models were changed in 2005. ABC15 interviewed multiple people about...

New Mesothelioma Medical Treatments

While mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer, many patients are open to experimenting with the latest treatment options available. While many patients are only given a year to live after diagnosis, some go on to live five or ten years passed that estimation. Cutting-edge treatments can result in a...

Is it Too Late for an Asbestos Attorney?

Is it safe to say we have all seen the commercials? You know, the ones with different mesothelioma attorneys urging you to call them the instant you have been diagnosed? While you shouldn't trust just any attorney to handle your mesothelioma case, you should certainly consider getting one started with...

Happy Holidays from Brayton Purcell, LLP!

Happy Holidays from everyone here at Brayton Purcell, LLP! We wish you and your family a warm and relaxing 2013 holiday season. How has asbestos affected your holiday season this year? Feel free to share your story with us in a comment below....

Students tell judge of asbestos exposure

We have discussed this case before, as it is one of the more egregious examples the danger presented by the existences of asbestos in buildings, homes, and other sites throughout California. This incident involved high school students who were part of a job-training program. However, the "training" involved removing materials...

Vintage Asbestos Advertisements

Do you remember when asbestos was used in a wide array of consumer goods? Originally thought to be a "miracle mineral," asbestos was taken from its natural state in the earth and repurposed for many different reasons throughout the world, especially in America. If your memory doesn't take you back,...

Partner Post: Johnson & Johnson "Misplaces" Documents

Lawyers Contend Johnson & Johnson Lost or Destroyed Vaginal-Mesh Files Written by James P. Nevin   Johnson & Johnson officials destroyed or misplaced documents regarding its vaginal-mesh implants and therefore should be barred from relying on some defenses in upcoming trials, according to patients' lawyers. J&J's Ethicon unit made the...

Partner Post: Portable Gas Can Dangers

Gas Cans May Carry Risk of Explosion Written by James P. Nevin According to NBC News Investigations, the common red plastic portable gas can poses a rare but real explosion hazard to American consumers. Americans purchase approximately 20 million gas cans each year and according to industry estimates there are...

Fake Snow Made from Asbestos

Remember when we took a closer look at some of the products that asbestos could be found within throughout our history? In the past, asbestos fibers had been worked into 3,000-5,000 consumer products. It seems only fitting that we would find some of this toxic substance within vintage holiday decorations...

Partner Post: Chicago Mayor Introduces E-Cigarette Legislation

Chicago Mayor Accepts Award for Cigarette Regulation Legislation Written by James P. Nevin Chicago Mayor Rahn Emanuel accepted an award from an Oakland, California based anti-tobacco group for his cigarette regulation efforts. The mayor recently attempted to ban e-cigarettes wherever smoking is prohibited and block sales to minors, but the...