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January 2013 Archives

Asbestos removal errors lead to OSHA penalties

Last week we reported on a California company that faced more than $100,000 in fines due to mishaps while removing materials that contained asbestos fibers. Essentially they failed to water down such materials to prevent fine particles from being ingested by workers.

Accident victim's husband files wrongful death lawsuit

Families in Cleveland and beyond may find it difficult to move forward with their lives after they lose a loved one in a car accident. Fortunately, as one recent news story shows, families can pursue legal action to hold negligent drivers accountable for their actions.

Demo crews could be liable for improper asbestos removal

When construction companies are hired to demolish or renovate buildings, a great deal of care must be paid to removing asbestos from such sites. Specifically, it is an beneficial (and accepted practice) to determine the presence of materials containing asbestos fibers, and to wet them before they are removed.

Truths about mesothelioma

As we begin our next post of 2013, we want to revisit (and debunk) many of the myths associated with asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. We believe that by educating our readers, those suffering from undiagnosed cancer may take the time to get screened (and treated) before it becomes terminal.

Urine test could be used as future cancer screening tool

In our previous posts we noted that many mesothelioma patients cannot benefit from early detection or screening methods. This often leads to the terminal nature of the disease. However, a new clinical testing endeavor suggests that future patients can have their cancers detected earlier through a simple urine test.

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