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Posts tagged "asbestos in the workplace"

Firefighters More at Risk of Mesothelioma from Asbestos Exposure

While it has been known for some time that asbestos exposure is a risk for firefighters, only more recently has research started to quantify and qualify the increased chance that firefighters may develop mesothelioma as a result. Buildings throughout the country often contain building compounds and materials with asbestos components....

Oregon Jury Awards Carpenter $8.75 Million in Mesothelioma Case

The victim alleged exposure to asbestos at work by breathing fibers released from sanded spackling compound. A Multnomah County Circuit Court jury after an almost month-long May 2016 trial awarded a 65-year-old retired carpenter suffering from fatal mesothelioma $8.75 million in damages in his personal injury lawsuit. According to The...