Wrongful Death Lawsuit On Behalf Of Mesothelioma Victim Settles Five Years After Filing.

People who are exposed to asbestos, either through direct or second-hand exposure, are at risk for inhaling harmful mesothelioma-causing fibers, which is the leading cause of lung disease in the United States. Asbestosis and mesothelioma are developed by breathing in loose asbestos particles from the air, which results in scar tissue formation inside the lungs. Often, the symptoms of the disease may not develop for more than twenty years after the initial asbestos exposure. Due to the symptoms occurring years or even decades after exposure, it is important for victims to turn to an experienced asbestos personal injury attorney expert here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide them through the complicated litigation process inherent in these cases.

A wrongful death lawsuit filed nearly five years ago by a woman on her late husband’s behalf came to a close Thursday in St. Lawrence County, New York Supreme Court with a confidential settlement. The lawsuit was filed by Patricia A. Langevin, following the September 21, 2013 death of her 80 year-old husband, Frank P. Langevin. The suit was brought against foreign and domestic companies, including R.T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc., which has a mineral division manufacturing facility, and Newton Falls LLC.

Mr. Langevin had worked at Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. in Star Lake, New York. According to the complaint filed with the St. Lawrence County Court Clerk’s office, the asbestos victim died from mesothelioma as a result of his exposure to products that contained asbestos and asbestiform fiber which were distributed through the named parties.

If you or a loved one have been subjected to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. Our Boston law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our Boston asbestos lawyer experts or wrongful death attorneys at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!

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25.6 Million Pounds Of Asbestos Waste Removed And Disposed Of In 2015 Alone And That Number Continues To Rise.

Asbestos removal is an important aspect of preventing asbestos-related diseases. Most of the asbestos in the United States today can be found in what were once uses, especially in older buildings and homes. Removing the toxin can greatly limit exposure for families living in these homes or workers who do their jobs in older buildings.

In the 1970s, reports show the United States used more than 800,000 tons of asbestos in just one year, which frequently could be found in construction of these older buildings as well as in many consumer products. With such heavy past use, thousands of buildings, homes, and schools throughout the nation still contain asbestos. In an asbestos scoping document from the summer, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that over 25.6 million pounds of asbestos waste was removed and disposed of just in 2015. The amount of asbestos waste has been increasing each year. But there is still a long way to go to remove the remnants of all past uses of the toxin.

Though asbestos is not considered a risk as long as the materials are undisturbed and in good condition, any damage to the materials–including general aging, construction or renovation, or even damage from storms–can lead to the release of asbestos fibers into the air. Exposure like this can develop into a number of serious health risks over time, including mesothelioma. While abatement can help protect families, it is not always an available solution. Asbestos abatement can be quite expensive, and a cost that many lower or middle-income families cannot easily afford. This leaves many at risk of being infected without even knowing it.

If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. The Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates has been nationally recognized for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our expert asbestos personal injury lawyer specialists by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com 24/7. We are here to help you. Your needs are our top priority!

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Insurance Company Ordered By Judge To Pay $43 Million Of State’s Asbestos-Related Settlements Due To Their Negligent Policies In Failing To Cover Injuries.

There have been significant increases regarding safety protocols over the last few decades with regards to the handling and insulation of asbestos-related materials. Nevertheless, many victims’ exposure to the deadly mineral occurred well before then and they are suffering the often deadly consequences. A problematic aspect of asbestos exposure is that you may not have any symptoms from the exposure for many years. But all the while, potentially cancerous diseases may already be in your body. Time may be a factor, so it is important for victims to turn to an experienced asbestos personal injury attorney expert here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates who have decades of experience fighting for the rights of our Massachusetts based clients.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s National Indemnity Co. has to pay more than $43 million of Montana’s asbestos-related settlement costs, a state judge has ruled. Montana had reached a $43 million settlement in 2009 with people injured by asbestos at a vermiculite mining operation in Libby, Montana. The victims claimed the state had knowledge of unsafe conditions at the mine for decades but failed to protect workers.

National Indemnity provided general liability insurance to the state between 1973 and 1975. It argued those insurance policies didn’t cover the asbestos-related claims. Judge Holly Brown said in a state district court ruling on March 1 that National Indemnity breached its duty to defend the state from lawsuits related to the Libby mine. Berkshire, a conglomerate run by billionaire Warren Buffett, has taken on growing responsibility for asbestos-related insurance claims in recent years.

If you or a loved one have been subjected to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have endured. Our Boston, Massachusetts law firm has an exceptional reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our Boston asbestos personal injury lawyer experts or our personal injury attorneys by phone at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. We are here to help you. Your needs are our top priority!

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