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The World Trade Center and Asbestos Exposure Claims

The World Trade Center and Asbestos Exposure Claims

On September 11, 2001 The World Trade Center (“WTC”) Towers in New York City were attacked by terrorists. Years after these attacks, health threats now loom for both first responders and people who lived or worked nearby the Ground-Zero site. This is because the destruction of the Towers caused what environmental and medical experts believe […]

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The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The Different Types of Pleural Disorders

The pleura provides protection for your outer lungs and chest cavity. This membrane is made up of two thin sheets of large body tissue that wrap around both the chest cavity and outer lungs. In between the body tissue sheets is the pleural space, which is full of fluid and allows the two pleural layers […]

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The Duty to Warn in Asbestos Cases

The Duty to Warn in Asbestos Cases

A recently decided asbestos cases in the California Appeals court serves as an excellent example of the legal considerations taken by a court when determining whether there was a duty to warn about hazardous substances such as asbestos. The California Appeals Court determined that the duty to warn of potential asbestos-containing exposure should be extended […]

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Sometimes Asbestos Exposure is Not as Hazardous As It Seems

Sometimes Asbestos Exposure is Not as Hazardous As It Seems

A recent asbestos discovery in the soil at Islip, New York has the town members on high alert. However, the asbestos discovered in the soil most likely will not present the health hazards that asbestos-exposure usually holds. Concerns about asbestos-exposure must focus on the location, amount and type of asbestos found because all factors can […]

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Asbestos Exposure and U.S. Service Veterans

Asbestos Exposure and U.S. Service Veterans

U.S. service members account for a huge chunk of the U.S. citizens who suffer from asbestos-exposure related illnesses. In fact, U.S. military veterans account for almost a third of all mesothelioma cases. Sadly, U.S. military veterans are at a way higher risk for asbestosis, mesothelioma and other asbestos exposure related illnesses than the general population […]

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