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HTMLAvoiding Asbestos Exposure at Work
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on November 26, 2014
You know to stay away from areas that are marked with asbestos danger signs, but you might be unaware that most of today's exposure happens to workers while at their own place of work. Many blue collar trades are at risk for asbestos exposure every day on the job, and employers are required to keep...

 

HTMLNew Report: Firefighters Still Suffer Asbestos Exposure
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 8, 2014
While the number of injuries on the job are down for firefighters these days, asbestos still remains a major threat to these workers' health.

 

HTMLAsbestos--Unending Responsibility
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 17, 2014, previously published on December 9, 2014
The asbestos industry and the industry of defense lawyers who are very well paid to protect that industry, like to create the impression that they are victims.

 

HTMLDid School District Forge Asbestos Report?
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on December 2, 2014
This fall, there was news that a school district in Huntington Beach, California had been involved in potentially dangerous asbestos abatement at their facilities, with some of the potentially dangerous actions being carried out while students may have been in the buildings.

 

HTMLHiring an Asbestos Abatement Professional
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on December 3, 2014
Hiring a professional to take care of asbestos in your home is the only way to ensure that you do not expose yourself or your family to deadly asbestos fibers. Many homeowners run into asbestos in the process of buying an older home, or during a remodel or renovation to a home they have lived in...

 

HTMLAsbestos Fibers in Fake Snow
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 8, 2014, previously published on December 1, 2014
From the mid-1930's to the 1950's fake snow contained dangerous chrysotile asbestos fibers. Where was this fake snow used?

 

HTMLStudy: Modified T Cells Successful Against Mesothelioma Tumors
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 18, 2014
Asbestos is a significant public health hazard for at least two reasons. First, it is everywhere. During the last century, it was employed in thousands of uses, in millions of locations, ranging from kitchen potholders to insulation on industrial steam boilers. Thousands of workers across decades...

 

HTMLEPA Risk Assessment Slow to Arrive
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 25, 2014
Because asbestos is a mineral, it never goes away or breaks down. It may remain undisturbed for a long time, whether in a floor tile, steam pipe insulation or in the ground. But once it has been disturbed, what to do with the material becomes a larger problem.

 

HTML3 Ways Asbestos Follows You Home from Work
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 19, 2014
If you work around asbestos or with asbestos products, you should be concerned about first and second-hand exposure. Not only does your risk for developing an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma increase--so does your family's.

 

HTMLA Judge Receives a Sentence from Asbestos
Brayton Purcell LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
December 1, 2014, previously published on November 14, 2014
Asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, are often seen as a product of our industrial past. Those who were most at risk were the industrial workers in the mining, shipbuilding and manufacturing business of the past.

 


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