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HTMLContractor Claims Asbestos Violation was a Set-Up
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 23, 2015
Albert Dickson, a project manager for an asbestos removal project in Atlanta, GA, recently pled "guilty" to charges of knowingly making a false statement in a document required to be filed under the Clean Water Act. But Mr. Dickson also claimed the situation was a "set-up" by a...

 

HTMLNew Study: Minnesota Miners at High Risk for Mesothelioma
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015
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 1990's. Since then, eighty cases had been previously found. These...

 

HTMLSome Receive a $1.8 Million Fine, Others a Life Sentence
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 4, 2015, previously published on February 24, 2015
The final stage in criminal prosecution was reached in Fresno Monday when a federal judge fined three men $1.8 million who had operated a nonprofit business that was designed to help high school student gain work experience and job skills. The fines were imposed because the men employed the high...

 

HTMLNo One is Safe from Asbestos, Part 2
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 23, 2014
What is remarkable about asbestos is that it just doesn't go away. No, we don't mean the fact that the mineral, which is in the form of needle-like structures that can become friable and then airborne in dust, waiting to be inhaled and settle deep in your lungs.

 

HTMLWhat are the Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Diseases?
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 24, 2014
Did you know that the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases are often misdiagnosed for other illnesses? Mesothelioma cancer is often mistaken for respiratory conditions such as pneumonia, the flu, or bronchitis in patients. Without knowing your complete work and health history, your doctor might...

 

HTMLNo One is Safe from Asbestos
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 16, 2014
Asbestos is easy to forget about. If you do not work with materials that contain asbestos, you could believe that it is no longer a problem at all. You could think that it was banned decades ago and that there are only a few older workers from industrial plants, shipyards and similar occupations...

 

HTMLHow Many Times...
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 30, 2014
In what was described as the "worst case scenario," asbestos materials in a building were disturbed by a demolition process, and workers could have been exposed to asbestos by the demolition.

 

HTMLCan I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 22, 2014
Are you considering filing a mesothelioma lawsuit? Mesothelioma is a devastating disease caused by asbestos exposure that affects individuals all over the country. The question is not "Who is going to let me?" It is "Who is going to stop me?"

 

HTMLAre My Parents at Risk for Mesothelioma?
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 15, 2014
Do you worry about your mother or father being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma? Because of the long latency period of the illness, 75% of mesothelioma victims today are senior citizens. There are many factors that might contribute to a mesothelioma diagnosis. Let's find...

 

HTMLThe Effect of Tincher v. Omega Flex on Equipment Defendants in Asbestos Litigation in Pennsylvania
Joshua Scheets, Esq.; Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman Goggin P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 26, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
The landscape of product liability law in Pennsylvania changed dramatically with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Tincher v. Omega Flex, Inc., 2014 Pa. LEXIS 3031 (Pa. Nov. 19, 2014), overruling Azzarello v. Black Bros, Inc., 391 A.2d 1020 (Pa. 1978). Now, in Pennsylvania,...

 


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