In another promising step forward, new Michigan legislation has been introduced with the aim to protect construction workers from being exposed to asbestos at work. The collection of bills was brought about due to reports over the last several years that highlighted dangerous gaps in workplace safety enforcement by the City of Detroit. The city’s […]
It’s important to educate yourself about the dangers of asbestos exposure—this insidious material has been the cause behind a range of illnesses in those that have been exposed to it. Mesothelioma is just one of the diseases that can be caused by asbestos exposure. Many people who have worked with asbestos-containing products, lived in homes […]
This February, we saw a federal judge crack down on the reckless and negligent handling of asbestos removal by a Pillsbury plant owner based in Springfield, Illinois. Joseph J. Chernis IV was sentenced to 3 years and 1 month in prison for the illegal removal of asbestos at his plant. Placing the Public at Risk […]
Although there are a wealth of mesothelioma law firms genuinely invested in seeking justice for asbestos victims, the unfortunate truth is that there are also some legal professionals who are purely interested in profit—sometimes at the expense of innocent families. This type of situation occurs in all fields, but here at the Mesothelioma Justice Network, […]
It’s a widespread but false impression that asbestos is banned in the U.S. Many Americans may have heard that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) banned most asbestos uses and products in the 1970s and 80s. Unfortunately, this was overturned by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1991, allowing the asbestos industry to reign on. […]
For people who crave the scenic beauty of living by the sea in a home that has stood the test of time, the chance to buy an old lighthouse may seem like a dream come true. But when it comes to remodeling one, the dream may become a nightmare. Lighthouses, like many older structures, need […]
Turmoil is brewing in Lexington-Richland School District Five in South Carolina, and parents aren’t happy. Fitsnews reports that in mid-April, workers in protective gear were seen removing asbestos from Chapin High School during school hours. When a school board member called to inquire about this, she was told that no asbestos removal was taking place. […]
It’s an old story, but one that we’re hearing more and more these days–and about which more and more of us are getting justifiably angry in these days of little corporate accountability and oversight.
When corporate defendants settle lawsuits, it is often for one or more of three reasons: The corporation realizes it can’t win. The corporation may very well win, but the cost of litigation would make it a Pyrrhic victory. The corporation is concerned about its public image.
With news of school shootings every year sensationalized by the corporate media, it’s all too easy to overlook the far greater and much more common danger in our schools–toxic buildings. Faculty at two high schools in Fullerton, California, reported at the end of the last academic year that school district administrators failed to issue warnings […]