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The Rate of Malignant Mesothelioma is Increasing for Women

The epidemic of asbestos-related disease continues, and the rate of mesothelioma, a rare cancer associated with the inhalation of asbestos fiber, is increasing in women.

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The epidemic of asbestos-related disease continues, and the rate of mesothelioma, a rare cancer associated with the inhalation of asbestos fiber, is increasing in women.

$3.5 Billion Pittsburg Corning Corporation Asbestos Trust Fund Is Now Operating

Asbestos Litigation

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After 16 years of bankruptcy, the $3.5 Billion asbestos trust of Pittsburg Corning Corporation (PPG) opened for the business of paying asbestos victims and their families. PPG announced that the payment plan provided for under the asbestos companies bankruptcy reorganization plan effective April 27, 2016. PPG has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has been operating under asbestos-related Chapter 11 protection since April 16, 2000.

After 16 years of bankrutcy, the $3.5 Billion asbestos trust of Pittsburg Cornning Corporation (PPG) opened for the business of paying asbestos victims and their famiies. PPG anounce that that the payment plan provided for under the asbestos companies bankruptcy reorganization plan ffective April 27, 2016. 

Lawsuit Filed Alleging Asbestos Exposed Chemical Worker Suffered Fatal Mesothelioma

Hoffman LaRoche

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 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. 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. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos Litigation

Asbestos Litigation

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Resolution of an asbestos claim may involve several avenues: litigation (individual or consolidated with other cases), a class action, a court-approved settlement, an administrative claim or settlement, or a claim filed in bankruptcy.

For over 3 decades, Jon Gelman has represented thousands of individuals who have become ill as a result of exposure to asbestos fiber. He is the author of a nationally recognized treatise, now in its 3rd edition, on the subject. He has lectured extensively on asbestos litigation. On behalf of his clients he has successfully brought claims against the suppliers, manufacturers and health research groups of asbestos fiber and products. These types of claims are usually referred to as product liability cases.

History of Asbestos and the Law

Asbestos Litigation

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A historical review of knowledge leading up to the causal relationship between asbestos and disease.

Asbestos-related disease was reported in industry more than 70 years ago. Dr. H. Montague Murray in 1906 at the Charing Cross Hospital in London testified before a governmental commission inquiry about occupational disability that he had seen a man in 1898 who was very short of breath and who had worked in an asbestos factory. The man's lungs at autopsy were badly scarred. It was Dr. Murray's prediction that since the hazards of this exposure were now known, very few similar cases would occur in the future, and there was no need to provide compensation benefits.

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