Legal News

September 1, 2017

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Suit?

When a loved one dies because of the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or entity, you may be able to file a type of civil lawsuit known as a “wrongful death claim.” For example, if your family member’s death is linked to a dangerous or defective product — such as asbestos or other [...]
March 23, 2017

Part II: Types of State-Law Regulation of Asbestos

In today’s post, we revisit the topic of state regulation of asbestos. We recently began this discussion in a previous post that looked at the huge role of federal law in regulating health and safety issues related to asbestos. We talked about the current political climate in which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or EPA [...]
May 18, 2016

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, you might be wondering what legal options are available to you and your family. Asbestos lawsuits are complicated and no two are alike, making the selection of a mesothelioma lawyer a key factor in your efforts to receive justice for your condition. Mesothelioma is [...]
May 4, 2016

Asbestos Defendants Mislead Court with Fabricated Evidence

A New Jersey lawsuit accuses talc product manufacturer, BASF, and their attorneys, of conspiring to destroy and fabricate evidence in thousands of asbestos injury cases. In 2009, after a former BASF researcher admitted to knowing that the company’s talc contained asbestos, the deception was brought to light. BASF, with the help of their attorneys, procured [...]
April 12, 2016

Bills That Threaten Consumer Justice

You may not realize it, but there is a flurry of activity happening within our state government that can affect Californians’ access to justice. Behind the scenes, bills are being accepted and rejected, and new laws are being prepared to be put into place. As attorneys who fight for consumer rights, Brayton Purcell LLP is [...]
February 25, 2016

Johnson & Johnson Loses millions in Lawsuit Over Dangers of Talc

If you have read this blog before, you may remember previous posts we have written about talc. The substance that is the basis of baby powder and many similar products is benign on its own, but is sometimes contaminated with asbestos. Most American manufacturers of personal care products claim that their talc is asbestos-free, but [...]
January 28, 2016

Lawsuit highlights the risks of second-hand asbestos exposure

We have previously written about the dangers of second-hand exposure to asbestos. It is already known that people who work with or near asbestos are at risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. But when these deadly fibers attach to a worker’s clothing and travel home with him, that worker’s family is also at [...]
December 14, 2015

When Should I File my Asbestos Lawsuit?

Many victims of asbestos exposure wonder when it is the right time to file an asbestos lawsuit. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, the answer is sooner than later. Filing a lawsuit cannot be done until you have been diagnosed with a condition related to your exposure. But once a diagnosis is [...]
November 14, 2015

Work with Experienced Asbestos Attorney to Receive Compensation

Workplace injury and illness can come in a wide variety of forms, including everything from broken bones to persistent lung issues, to fatal diseases. Ordinarily, of course, employers will pay benefits to employees who suffer from work-related injury or illness, but sometimes employers or their insurance carriers don’t cooperate and an injured employee or the [...]
October 9, 2015

Time Limits for Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits and Claims

If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your condition. Oftentimes, exposure can be the result of a negligent asbestos company whose products caused significant harm to you or a loved one. Your eligibility to file a lawsuit or claim [...]