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HTMLThe New "Bad Reality" of the Old Asbestos
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 20, 2014, previously published on October 14, 2014
We all live with asbestos every day. Luckily, for most of us, the deadly fibers of the ubiquitous mineral are usually encapsulated within some material. Unluckily for a growing number of us, that material is aging.

 

HTMLCargo Net Playgrounds Pose Strangulation Hazard
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges parents to check outdoor play equipment with a cargo net feature before allowing children to play. Some nets have openings with a perimeter length of between 17-28 inches which could allow a child's head to pass through it causing head entrapment...

 

HTMLRemembering Swimming Pool Safety as Summer Ends
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 25, 2014
From Memorial Day through Labor Day 2014, at least 174 children between the ages of 1 and 14 drowned in swimming pools or spas, according to the USA Swimming Foundation. Of the 174 reports, 112 victims were children younger than age 5. During the same period in 2013, 202 children between the ages...

 

HTMLPG&E Penalized $1.4 Billion For Violations
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 16, 2014
Earlier this month, PG&E was penalized $1.4 billion by the California Public Utilities Commission in relation to the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno, CA. The company was found to have violated nearly 3,800 state and federal laws. The fine is meant to "send a strong message to PG&E,...

 

HTMLTwo Deaths Prompt Bean Bag Recall
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 30, 2014
Ace Bayou Corp., of New Orleans, La., announced the voluntary recall of about 2.2 million bean bag chairs following the deaths of two children. A 13-year old boy from McKinney, Texas died and a 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. died after suffocating from lack of air and inhaling the chair's foam...

 

HTMLRecord Setting Verdict of $73 Million in Mesh Case
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on September 18, 2014
Boston Scientific, a Massachusetts-based medical device company, was ordered to pay $73 million after a jury found that it was liable for leaving a woman in severe pain following a vaginal mesh implant. The award was comprised of $23 million in compensatory damages and $50 million in punitive...

 

HTMLFinding Asbestos in Your Home
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on OCtober 13, 2014
Asbestos exposure can happen in many places, even your own home. Since asbestos fibers have been worked into construction materials and consumer products of all kinds over the years, many US homeowners and renting families are experiencing exposure today as the materials break down over time.

 

HTMLAsbestos Removal Occurred While Children Were In Schools
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 19, 2014, previously published on October 7, 2014
In the U.S., in many communities, you can find a great variety of building styles and ages. In California, however, there tend to be fewer older building than in some eastern states.

 

HTMLTypes of Mesothelioma Cancers
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on October 1, 2014
For some Americans, September 26, 2014 marked the first day they had heard the word "mesothelioma." Mesothelioma is a disease caused by asbestos exposure that is almost always fatal. Many blue collar workers are at risk for developing the disease after handling the substance for years, or...

 

HTMLMesothelioma Awareness Day: Mesothelioma Overview
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
October 8, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
Many American individuals are unaware of what mesothelioma is, let alone how it develops within the human body over time. Friday, September 26, marks Mesothelioma Awareness Day, so we thought it might be the perfect time to spread some awareness and post an overview of this asbestos-related disease.

 


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