November 9, 2012

Elderly Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Should File a Claim ASAP

Older individuals who have developed Mesothelioma should not ignore the possibility of receiving some compensation for their disease. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This cancer often leads to the deaths of those who develop it. The asbestos exposure occurred over a wide range of industries and many different products. The [...]
August 15, 2012

New Study Will Address How to Handle Naturally-Occurring Asbestos

While we typically hear about the dangers of asbestos when related to its inclusion in various man-made products, such as insulation and roofing materials, asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that can cause harm when people have frequent contact with the toxin. Due to the concern over naturally occurring asbestos, one town in Washington state [...]
July 11, 2012

Avoid Asbestos Exposure After Severe Storms

As those of us on the Pacific coast are now in the midst of hurricane season, it is a good time to discuss some tips to avoid asbestos exposure in the wake of a storm or natural disaster. Property damage is common following a severe storm, requiring people to get outside to clean up the [...]
February 13, 2012

Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in North America (and Spreading)

February 13, 2012 — The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News Network’s “Fatal Deception” documents the concealment of the Canadian asbestos industry’s knowledge of the dangers of asbestos and the involvement of prestigious McGill University. The video highlights how Ivan Sabourin–President of Canada’s Conservative Party and lead attorney for the asbestos consortium–hid diseased lungs of deceased [...]
January 25, 2010

Asbestos Host Rock Serpentine Removed as CA State Rock

Success for the Drop the Rock Campaign – SB 624 Passes to Remove Serpentine as California State Rock Key Facts About Asbestos and Serpentine: Asbestos claims the lives of more than 10,000 Americans each year. Serpentine is found in 49 of California’s 58 counties (including Los Angeles). California and specifically Los Angeles County have the [...]
June 19, 2009

New Chrysler Fails to Protect Consumers

Chrysler Bailout, Bankruptcy and Sale – The Aftermath: Effect on Those Injured by Defective Products and Asbestos-Containing Brakes June 19, 2009 — After a flurry of legal activity in the Chrysler bankruptcy to try and halt the sale of Chrysler to Fiat SpA, Chrysler was sold to Fiat on June 10th creating a “new” Chrysler [...]
June 4, 2009

Chrysler Bankruptcy Ruling Absolves Accountability, Hurts Consumers

Bankruptcy Judge Relieves Chrysler of Accountability to Consumers–National Consumer Groups File Appeal June 4, 2009 — In a move to protect consumer rights, national consumer groups filed an appeal late Tuesday in response to the bankruptcy court’s May 31st ruling in the Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings. The bankruptcy ruling concerned the sale of assets to the [...]
May 26, 2009

Mesothelioma Interests Represented by Brayton Purcell

Mesothelioma Victim’s Widow, Represented by Brayton Purcell, Named to Chrysler Bankruptcy Committee Appointed to the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors in the Chrysler bankruptcy proceedings is the widow of a mesothelioma victim represented by Alan Brayton and Christina Skubic of Brayton Purcell, LLP. The appointment was announced on May 5 and filed with the U.S. [...]
April 9, 2009

Asbestos Exclusion Language Clarified by Court

“Asbestosis Exclusions” in Insurance Policy Apply Only to Asbestosis, Not Other Asbestos Diseases Insurance policies sold by Fireman’s Fund to copper mining company ASARCO LLC in the 1980s, contained a provision that excluded coverage for “asbestosis” claims. In a motion filed with the 105th District Court of Nueces County, Texas, ASARCO requested that the “asbestosis [...]
January 29, 2009

GM to be Free & Clear of Future Asbestos Claims

GM Bankruptcy Plan to Address Future Product Liability Claims, Leaves Asbestos Claimants in the Dust January 29, 2009 — Unlike fellow bankrupt automaker Chrysler, General Motors (GM) has agreed to take on future product liability claims. This includes new claims arising from vehicles built by the “old” GM–a significant difference in comparison to the Chrysler [...]