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Articles for 'asbestos'

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Workers Compensation Benefits for Consequences of Sun Exposure

The first days of summer brings attention to working outside, sun exposure and the risk of skin cancer.

 

 Risk of mesothelioma continues after exposure and does not diminish with age.

 At least 107, 000 workers die every year from diseases caused by exposure to asbestos

 Recently release statistics from the US Geological Survey brings some hope to reducing asbestos disease in the US. 

The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety today announce publication of a Rule that will allow for medical treatment coverage for 9/11 cancers suffered by 1st responders and residents of lower Manhattan as a result of September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

Diesel Exhaust Linked to Cancer

After a week-long meeting of international experts, the International  Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), which is part of the World Health Organization (WHO), today   classified diesel engine exhaust as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1), based on sufficient evidence  that exposure is associated with an increased risk for lung cancer. 


Support The North American Declaration to Ban Asbestos - Sign The Petition

 The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) which combines education, advocacy, and community to provide a unified voice for asbestos victims, today announced with the Canadian Voices of Asbestos Victims the release of the North American Declaration to Eliminate Asbestos-Related Diseases.

  A Delaware Bankruptcy Judge has approved a reorganization plan  for the former asbestos manufacturer, WR Grace.

  Cooper Industries has reportedly settled an indemnification  lawsuit. and agreed to pay Pneumo Abex asbestos trust $307.5 Million. The trust funds will be used to pay victims of asbestos exposure.

Lawsuit Filed By Former Hoffman LaRoche Employee Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former pharmaceutical maintenance specialist at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from asbestosis. 

Auto Mechanic Files Lawsuit Alleging Asbestos Related Disease

A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former auto mechanic, who worked in auto body shops throughout New Jersey, was exposed to asbestos fiber and suffers from lung cancer.

 

Bar Date Announced for Raytech  Asbestos Claims

TheRaytech Trust, encompassing the claims of The Raybestos Manhattan and Raymark Industries, Inc.,  has established a bar date for asbestos liability claims.

   The US House of Representative has passed a resolution designating September 26 as National Mesothelioma Awareness Day. The ac...
Veterans at Increased Risk for Mesothelioma

  The US Department of Veterans Affairs  has now recognized that veterans may be at an increased risk for the development of mesothelioma, a cancer associated with exposure to asbestos fiber.

 A lawsuit was filed alleging that a former chemical operator at Hoffman-LaRoche in Nutley, New Jersey was exposed to asbestos fiber and died of mesothelioma. 

Allianz Firemans Fund Increases Asbestos Reserves by $301 Million

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company a Division of Allianz has announced that it will increase its asbestos and environmental risks reserve by $301 Million. The company stated, "The move follows the completion of its regular independent external asbestos exposure review."

The occupational healthcare program embodied in the recently enacted legislation has the potential for being the most extensive, effective and innovated system ever enacted for delivering medical care to injured workers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting suggestions and comments concerning workplace safety. OSHA's concern is that, "No one should have to be injured or killed for a paycheck."

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