Asbestos-Related Illness

April 3, 2023

New Technology Promises Safer Conditions for Workers

Traditionally, asbestos surveying and detection has been reliant on samples of suspected asbestos-containing materials being sent to laboratories for analysis or consultants collecting samples on-site and performing a manual count of fibers. Collecting samples to test for asbestos is very risky. However, a recent innovation in technology has enabled workers to test for asbestos fibers in the air without having to be in the room. The Alert PRO 1000 is a portable warning device for airborne asbestos fibers that alerts anyone nearby of asbestos in the air. This allows workers to evacuate the area and instigate safety procedures without delay. […]
July 27, 2022

$3.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict Against Old Spice For Asbestos in the Product

Whittaker, Clark & Daniels, Inc. is being sued by a man who was exposed to asbestos through several products they supplied talc for. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2017 after being exposed to asbestos-laced talc in an Old Spice product that Whittaker, Clark & Daniels, Inc. supplied the talc for. The plaintiff said that the company’s officers and directors knew of the dangerous effects relating to talc but deliberately failed to prevent consumers’ exposure to asbestos. The company’s past vice president testified at trial about the company’s business and its distribution of talc. It was discovered that high-level employees […]
February 18, 2022

Yet Another Obstacle for Victims of Asbestos Exposure

A diagnosis of a disease caused by asbestos exposure is a life-changing moment that creates barriers for the patient and their family members facing an uncertain future. Asbestos exposure has been directly connected to severe health issues and mesothelioma diagnoses. Workers whose jobs involved contact with material used in insulation, roofing, tiling, and brake linings. [...]
November 5, 2021

Who is at most risk for an asbestos-related disease?

ERROR Exposure to asbestos can cause cancer and other severe lung diseases. However, despite the high risks of asbestos, many workers still handle it to carry out their work duties in the United States. The chemical and heat resistant properties of asbestos make it useful for different industries. However, the consequence for workers who have [...]
August 2, 2021

A Prominent Historical Figure Faces an Uncertain Future

Mesothelioma has touched countless lives. Because asbestos exposure is a common denominator in diagnoses, anyone who comes into contact with the deadly mineral can find themselves facing a challenging and uncertain future. Former South African President Frederik Willem de Klerk served as president of the country from 1989 to 1994. He is best known for [...]
October 20, 2020

How Long Will I Live After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

Ever since you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have been thinking about mortality. You sense it every time you cough, have difficulty breathing, experience chest pains and fatigue. You have had a well-led life, but now it is coming to and end due to a disease that lingered inside you for years without even knowing [...]
June 22, 2020

3 Statistics Asbestos Victims and Their Families Should Know

Late last year, a group of researchers from the Taussig Cancer Center in Cleveland published their findings on mesothelioma diagnosis and survival rates. The study reviews data from nearly 21,000 mesothelioma patients and reveals a few key details that mesothelioma patients and their loved ones need to know. 1. Treatment Rates For This Rare Cancer Have [...]
May 8, 2020

Understanding Asbestosis

Asbestos exposure is so often linked to the development cancer, particularly mesothelioma. However, it is also the cause of another disease, asbestosis. How do you get asbestosis? Asbestosis is typically caused by a long period of exposure to asbestos. When fibers of asbestos are inhaled, they can become stuck in the lung tissue. The fibers [...]
March 20, 2020

How Much Is Too Much Asbestos Exposure?

For decades, the presence of asbestos has changed the lives of those diagnosed with and suffering from mesothelioma. Hard-working professionals plied their trades over the years and decades, only to discover that their diligence and dedication has left them with a serious disease. Even everyday consumers who never worked a day in a risky environment [...]