Occupational Asbestos Exposure

April 27, 2022

The BBC Settles with 11 Families over Mesothelioma Deaths of Former Employees

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has recently paid several families £1.64 million for the deaths of 11 former staff who were exposed to asbestos and died from mesothelioma, and asbestos-related cancer. The BBC staff that was exposed to asbestos held positions such as: make-up artists, engineers, riggers, set builders, studio managers, and television producers from 1959 through 1998. Staff were exposed at several BBC locations including Broadcasting House in London, Pebble Mill studio in Birmingham, Bush House in London, Alexandra Palace in London, and Television Center in London. In 2006, the BBC warned employees that they could have been exposed […]
September 9, 2015

Was I Exposed to Asbestos at Work?

As we mentioned in Monday’s post, workers in many different blue-collar trades are at risk for being exposed to asbestos at work. Construction workers, shipbuilders, even teachers can be at risk while on the job. While asbestos is a known carcinogen and has been classified as a hazard to human health, limited exposure is still [...]
May 13, 2015

American Miners and Potential Asbestos Exposure

American Miners and Potential Asbestos Exposureby Brayton Purcell LLP | May 13, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | Among all of the blue-collar positions that Americans hold, mining is one of those most at risk for asbestos exposure on the job. Because asbestos and other natural minerals have been mined from our earth throughout the [...]
April 29, 2015

Asbestos in Older Vehicle Parts

Asbestos in Older Vehicle Partsby Brayton Purcell LLP | Apr 29, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | Whether you are an employed auto mechanic or an at home DIYer, repairing vehicles can be a dangerous task. Given that asbestos was used in brake and clutch assemblies, gaskets, and mufflers within older vehicles, mechanics risk exposure [...]
March 30, 2015

Exposure to Asbestos During House Fires

Exposure to Asbestos During House FiresOn Behalf of Brayton Purcell LLP | Mar 30, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | Even though asbestos products and materials within older homes are not considered dangerous unless they are breaking down or falling apart, an event like a house fire could turn a relatively safe home into a [...]
March 16, 2015

Kentucky Woman Blames Asbestos-Covered Clothing for her Cancer

Kentucky Woman Blames Asbestos-Covered Clothing for her Cancerby Brayton Purcell LLP | Mar 16, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | Asbestos is a dangerous substance that affects many different kinds of individuals. You mostly hear about workers in many blue collar trades being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases after being exposed on the job, but their [...]
February 27, 2015

Minnesota Miners at High Risk for Mesothelioma

New Study: Minnesota Miners at High Risk for Mesotheliomaby Brayton Purcell LLP | Feb 27, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | Recently, twenty-one new cases of mesothelioma have been diagnosed among Minnesota mine workers. The Minnesota Department of Health and the University of Minnesota have been studying a group of 69,000 workers since the late [...]
February 4, 2015

Sports Star Fears Asbestos-Related Disease

Sports Star Fears Asbestos-Related Diseaseby Brayton Purcell LLP | Feb 4, 2015 | Occupational Asbestos Exposure | No matter if you are an automobile mechanic in the United States or a football star in the United Kingdom, workers across the world need to be made aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure on the job. [...]
June 25, 2014

Garlock Accused of Fraud after Controversial Trial

You might recall one of our May blog posts touching on the controversial Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case that took place earlier this year. Many worry that the results of that controversial trial might make it more difficult for victims of asbestos exposure to gain compensation in the future, but victims are not ready to [...]