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Asbestos Exposure-Related Disease: Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a heat- and fire-resistant insulating material that has been used in many industries over the course of almost 200 years. But the material can cause a number of lung diseases when the fibe... Read more

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Presented by Mesothelioma lawyers, Belluck & Fox. The mineral asbestos has a long history, and was widely used in the construction and ship building industries from the late 19th Century and w... Read more

Avoiding Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma1 is a type of cancer that can be caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma occurs when tumors form in the lining of an internal organ (the mesothelium). There are different t... Read more

Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

The main cause of mesothelioma cancer, or malignant mesothelioma, is asbestos exposure.1 In people who develop mesothelioma but were never exposed to asbestos, the cause of the tumor is unknown.2 H... Read more

Evaluating Employees for Asbestos Exposure

What is asbestos exposure? And how can employers identify that it has occurred? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are currently no tests available that ca... Read more

Asbestos Exposure in Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a series of guidelines for how to handle asbestos in schools and prevent diseases such as mesothelioma. Asbestos cleaning procedures must b... Read more

Asbestos-Contaminated Products: Is My Home Safe?

Asbestos exposure can cause cancer. It does not necessarily mean you will develop cancer, though. Your risk depends on the type and level of exposure. For example, if you stand outside a house and tou... Read more

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk of asbestos-related diseases if you are exposed to asbestos at work or elsewhere. Asbestos can cause pulmonary cancer, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, an... Read more

A Chronic Illness May Mean Long-Term Workers Comp

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain or illness, meaning it really never heals or goes away, but rather continues for years or even a life time. When it comes to workers' compensation (worke... Read more

Mesothelioma in Non-High-Risk Patients

Mesothelioma1 is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining (mesothelium) of certain body organs. Mesothelioma causes tumors to form in the lining of the lung, abdomen or heart and is an aggressive... Read more

Protecting Your Family from Mesothelioma

An initial look at the long list of home products containing asbestos may make you feel concerned for your family’s health. However, you are unlikely to be exposed to asbestos fibers from most of thes... Read more

Risk Factors for Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the tissue (mesothelium) that lines your lungs, stomach, and other primary organs. Mesothelioma is rare. Doctors diagnose approximately 3,000 people each year in the United... Read more

Workers' Compensation: Covered Injuries

Workers' compensation laws provide benefits for workers who get injured while on the job. The laws vary from state to state, but generally there are four types of injuries covered by workers' comp: ... Read more

Types of Lawyers and Areas of Law Definitions

Have a problem but are unsure whom to turn to? Talking to the right type of attorney at the start cuts down on a lot of time and missteps. Find out what type of attorney you need and what area of la... Read more

Worker Safety Measures that May Prevent Mesothelioma

If you are an employer seeking to prevent mesothelioma-related lawsuits or a worker seeking compensation, you aren’t alone. Mesothelioma is a cancer that usually results from asbestos exposure. Many o... Read more

Myths and Misconceptions About Mesothelioma

Despite an increasing number of news reports, the American public remains unaware of the various causes, impact, dangers and treatments for mesothelioma. Although mesothelioma is considered a rare can... Read more

The Effects of Mesothelioma on the Body

Mesothelioma1 is a form of cancer that involves the cells lining the lungs, abdominal organs, and heart. The disease is relatively uncommon. Doctors diagnose between 2,000 and 3,000 new cases each yea... Read more

New York Personal Injury Law

If you were injured in an accident, you may have a legal remedy against the party who caused it. A personal injury claim asserts that someone’s negligent, unlawful, or intentional conduct caused your ... Read more

Buying Your Colorado Home

Finding the perfect house is only the first step in the home-buying process. Now you need to negotiate a good price, get an inspection, and make sure the property's title is clear. Before you begin lo... Read more

Toxic Air Suits Can Come from Problem Indoor or Outdoor Air

Toxic air lawsuits are a relatively recent development in personal injury law. This type of lawsuit comes in two varieties: cases involving outdoor air pollution and cases involving indoor air quality... Read more

Federal Acts That Protect Our Environment

Our environment - air, water, land and animals - are under constant attack from many factors, including itself, but mostly man. Global warming, vicious storms, oil and other toxic spills contribute to... Read more

Mesothelioma Cases

Asbestos1 is a group of natural minerals. It is possible to separate asbestos fibers into thin, very durable threads. Asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and fire. They are also resistant to many ch... Read more

Injured at Work: Workers Comp or Lawsuit?

Some workplaces are dangerous places. Each year, nearly 3 million workplace-related injuries and illnesses are reported. Workers who are most-often injured are laborers; nursing aides, orderlies and a... Read more

Delaware Statutes of Limitations Definition

Every state has statutes of limitations, the time within which civil lawsuits must be filed or criminal proceedings must be brought against an individual. These laws are designed to keep frivolous law... Read more

Employers Cannot Retaliate for Whistle-Blowing Actions

You shouldn't have to fear loss of your job or retaliation from your boss and co-workers for notifying authorities of illegal activity or safety hazards at your workplace. When you disclose this type ... Read more

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