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HTMLAsbestos Removal Deadline in Rwanda to be met by 2016
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015
Today, there is nearly 800,000 square feet of asbestos roofing material being utilized in schools and hospitals in Rwanda, Africa. By 2016, the country aims to have eliminated it all.

 

HTMLFederal Warning Issued of Silica Danger in Stone-Countertop Industry
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 23, 2015, previously published on June 22, 2015
Federal agencies have published a new Hazard Alert for workers in stone countertop manufacturing and installation at risk of silica inhalation.

 

HTMLCalifornia Supreme Court to Determine When Asbestos Warnings Are Needed
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015
In California, individuals who are diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases have the right to go to court to seek damages from the companies or entities responsible for causing the asbestos exposure.

 

HTMLThousands of Lawsuits Filed Alleging Injury and Death from NuvaRing
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2015
On April 7, 2015, CNN published a major investigative piece about Merck and Co., Inc.'s, popular hormonal birth control device the NuvaRing and allegations that it puts users at elevated risk of dangerous blood clots and related conditions. Thousands of lawsuits in the U.S. have been filed so far,...

 

HTMLCalifornia Officials Taking Aim at Tobacco and Electronic Cigarettes
Alan R. Brayton; Brayton Purcell, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015
Within one week at the end of January 2015, the California Department of Public Health issued a Health Advisory about the risks of electronic cigarettes and two state legislators introduced separate bills, one that would raise the legal age for tobacco sale and purchase in the state to 21, and...

 

HTMLA Characterization Study, not an Exposure Study
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
Mark Twain noted that there are "Lies, damned lies and statistics." In the world of asbestos and mesothelioma studies, there are lots of statistics. The risk posed by asbestos exposure is terrifically difficult to gauge, because there is no known safe exposure level to asbestos fibers,...

 

HTMLFormer Executives to Pay $1.8 Million in Asbestos Case
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 4, 2015
It is not uncommon to hear about individuals hiring unlicensed professionals to remove asbestos from older buildings. Contractors and project managers overlook serious violations, every day. But it is unusual to hear about unlicensed high school students removing asbestos.

 

HTMLDo You Have Any Doubt Who Will Really Pay?
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 10, 2015
Doubt is an interesting thing. For decades, the tobacco industry was able to sell, unmolested, a product that kills people. But because it does not do it instantly, it is possible to raise doubt as to the exact causation.

 

HTMLResearchers Study Global Mesothelioma Epidemic
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 11, 2015
In a 2014 study, the Italian League Against Cancer set out to determine the trend of mesothelioma incidences around the world. Researchers compiled and studied recent data from several countries, and determined that the disease is likely to become more common as time goes on.

 

HTMLNew California Bill Would Raise Minimum Legal Smoking Age to 21
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
April 6, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
A new bill proposed by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-West Covina) has recently been introduced to the California State Senate, proposing to raise the legal smoking age to 21. Currently, smokers need to be 18 in order to purchase and consume tobacco products, but this law has failed to keep minors' use of...

 


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