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April 2014 Archives

Worker's $980,000 asbestos verdict affirmed

Asbestos cases are focused on how an individual was exposed to asbestos and later developed an asbestos-related illness, such as asbestosis or mesothelioma. We know asbestos fibers, when inhaled into the lungs, will eventually cause mesothelioma, a deadly variant of lung cancer that typically leaves its victims with only months...

That's the sound of the men working on the asbestos gang?

Once upon a time, many prisoners in state jails and penitentiaries were seen as having few rights. In some states, inmate labor was used to run various industrial and agricultural concerns. Chain gangs were employed to punish inmates and provide some services, such as road maintenance or field work for...

High School Students Exposed to Deadly Asbestos Fibers

Written by James P. Nevin   Two men convicted of exposing high school students to asbestos were sentenced to 24 and 27 months in federal prison. The men were executives of the now-defunct nonprofit Firm Build. The men used the high school students to remove the cancer-causing substance from a...