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The events of Sept. 11 left Americans with, above all, questions. The recent 9/11 Commission tried to answer some of them, but rescue workers and New Yorkers worry their health is still in danger. A recently proposed bill could insure...
A West Palm Beach, Fla., woman is celebrating a $1.1 million victory against an asbestos manufacturer, but the happiness is bittersweet, as she must celebrate it alone. Her husband, who would have benefitted most from the lawsuit, died before it...
A federal locomotive safety law prohibits asbestos victims from making asbestos injury claims against train manufacturers in state courts, ruled the Ohio Supreme Court 5-2 recently. The decision upholds a lower court ruling that barred about 2,000 former railway workers...
Mesothelioma ? a type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos ? is fairly new and difficult to diagnose and treat. Current treatments are surgical removal of affected tissue, chemotherapy and radiation, depending on the stage of the disease. But...
British reinsurer Equitas has agreed to pay $118 million to EnPro Industries Inc. ? a manufacturing company based in Charlotte, N.C. ? in a dispute over insurance coverage for asbestos-related claims against EnPro, says the Charlotte Business Journal. About $30...
The number of deaths from exposure to asbestos has skyrocketed since the late ?60s and is projected to keep climbing through the next decade due to long-ago exposure to the substances that was widely used for insulation and fireproofing, says...
Four hundred bicyclists from across the globe took part in the 400-mile Cycling the Erie Canal Tour in mid-July to raise awareness for mesothelioma, a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, says R News. The sixth annual ride lasted eight...
Two of the world?s largest providers of products and services to the oil, gas, construction and engineering industries won court approval of a restructuring plan that allots a large chunk of money for asbestos-claims settlements, says Bloomberg. Halliburton Co.?s DII...
An Illinois circuit judge facing scrutiny from pro-business and pro-industry groups handed over his docket, asking that his county?s asbestos lawsuits be handled by another judge, according to a recent article in the Belleville News-Democrat. Nicholas Byron ruled the Madison...
In an attempt to end a legislative standoff, Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle recently proposed a $141 billion trust fund to compensate victims of asbestos exposure, says Bloomberg. The proposal includes $42 billion to be paid during the first five...