Vinyl Chloride Plants in New Jersey

Plants that made vinyl chloride monomer and other products.

Vinyl Chloride Related Diseases

There are many adverse health effects that can occur in persons who have been exposed to vinyl chloride, including angiosarcoma, liver cancer and disease, brain cancer, Raynaud's syndrome, and acro-osteolysis. The following list describes each of these ailments.

US Supreme Court declines to become involved in the automakers attempt to consolidate cases in federal bankruptcy court.

GM, Ford & DaimlerChrysler lost in their attempt to transfer State court cases and Federal cases into the Federal-Mongul Corp. bankruptcy action. 

Who Is Exposed to Asbestos - Who is At Risk?
 Many occupations and lifestyles have a history of exposure to high levels of asbestos fiber. If you have engaged in one or more of the following...
Beryllium Disease: Who is at Risk?

Workers, Family Members & Household Contacts and Bystanders 

The Asbestos Companies Try to Cook the Books to Avoid Payments

Asbestos, "The Miracle Mineral", was always advertised as indestructible. The intractable legacy that it has left upon the judicial system is like the mineral's everlasting physical properties and the incurable diseases that it causes. Late September 2002, only weeks before the close of the 107th Congress, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT.), then Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, held congressional hearings concerning the status of asbestos litigation in the United States. 

Defense Denied Medical Expert When Latex-Free Environment Not Guaranteed

Pennsylvania: Defense Denied Medical Expert Evaluation When a Latex-Free Environment Cannot be Guaranteed

Enbrel and Remicade Companies Sued for Infections and Deaths

In August one of the first cases was filed against the manufacturer of the biological product, Enbrel (etanercept). Enbrel (etanercept) was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on November 2, 1998, as a second-line agent for the treatment of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. At the time Enbrel was co-marketed by Immunex, Corp. 

Warnings Issued for Remicade (Infliximab)used For Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohn's

Remicade (Infliximab) is an immune-suppressing product manufactured by Centocor, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, which has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the use for Crohn's disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Remicade is a worldwide market share leader among tumor necrosis factor alpha therapies and is the only biologic drug indicated for the treatment of both Rheumatoid Arthritis and Crohns' disease.

Temporary Disability--When out of work and under authorized medical care for more than 7 days (retroactive), you are entitled to receive temporary disability benefits not to exceed 70% of the State Average Weekly Wage (SAWW).

Should Workers' Compensation Be Vaccinated Against Bioterrorism?

The current system faces endless medical costs and 
an expanding perimeter of liability.

Smallpox Vaccine Casualties: The New Workplace Hazard?

As the US and its allies prepare for war, the workers' compensation system faces a massive threat to its existence, the adverse consequences of vaccinating healthy workers with smallpox vaccine.

 US oil services firm Halliburton has agreed to pay $4bn to settle a rash of asbestos-related compensation claims.

 US oil services firm Halliburton has agreed to pay $4bn to settle a rash of asbestos-related compensation claims.

A Compendium of NIOSH Health Care Worker Research 2001

The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of current research projects that are conducted or funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) that focus on reducing work-related hazards in the health care industry.

Former Workers Sue Pantasote for PVC Exposure

Workers who were employed by plastic manufacturing giant Pantasote filed a class-action lawsuit against the defunct company Thursday in state Superior Court in Essex County, claiming that it conspired to hide the dangers of vinyl chloride and intentionally injured their health. 

The number of asbestos claims filed annually, the number and types of firms named as defendants in asbestos litigation, and the costs of the litigation to those defendants have all risen sharply in recent years. Given these trends, the authors examine the dimensions of asbestos litigation: How many claims have been filed? By whom? Against whom? For what kinds of conditions? At what cost and with what economic effects? And, if current trends continue, what will be the future costs of the litigation? 

The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings
The Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings to review the state of asbestos litigation and possible changes in remedies available for injured workers...
Workers' Comp Bill Targets Rule on 'Last Employers,' Helps Dependents

The Legislature will consider a bill this fall that could increase worker's compensation benefits to dependents after an employee's death and make it easier for workers suffering from occupational diseases, such as asbestosis, to obtain benefits.

The sole issue to be determined is whether the petitioner should pay any portion of the legal, medical, or other expenses incurred to prosecute his workers' compensation claim.

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