Asbestos Concerns Force Louisiana Students Into Temporary High School.

The threat of illness from asbestos is something that Americans all over the country are aware of, and take great measures to guard against. Despite the fact that it is illegal to use asbestos in manufacturing in many countries, however, asbestos is still used in the U.S. for roofing and fireproofing materials. But asbestos causes slow growing diseases that may ultimately prove fatal, and exposure to asbestos may result from the negligence of a home manufacturer. In such a situation, it would be wise to call an expert asbestos attorney at 617-787-3700.

Last year, students and parents of the Lafayette Academy in New Orleans, Louisiana, were shocked to learn that their students would be moved into a new building until further notice. This was  due to an asbestos disturbance in the Lafayette school. As of now, there is no indication that anyone suffered contamination from the asbestos at the old school, and school officials hope to re-open Lafayette Academy for the 2019-2020 school year.

However, parents have recently raised concerns that there is an asbestos contamination at the new school as well. According to reports, a construction project on the new school caused an asbestos disturbance. First Choice, who runs this particular charter school, claims that it has done all of the proper testing and that students are entirely safe from exposure to asbestos.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert asbestos injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our Massachusetts injury lawyers today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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New EPA Policy May Allow Wider Use Of Asbestos In Products And Homes.

The negative medical effects of asbestos have been well-documented for a long period of time. The links between asbestos and mesothelioma and lung cancer are clearly established, and over 60 countries have banned the use of the substance outright. Health concerns have certainly reduced the use of asbestos in America, but it still exists in older buildings and structures, which means that the risks of exposure remain very real for many Americans. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert asbestos attorney at 617-787-3700.

The Environmental Protection Agency, backed by President Donald Trump, has recently authored a new policy that may mean asbestos will make a sharp comeback in the United States. The policy reportedly will approve the use of asbestos in roof coatings, sealants, adhesives, millboard, and other unspecified building products.

Since the 1970’s, the use of asbestos has been denounced by scientists and medical professionals, citing its established links with deadly cancers. Asbestos reportedly kills roughly 15,000 Americans every year, and that is with its limited use. If American manufacturers do intent to use asbestos in their products, that number could certainly rise.

It is entirely possible, however, that American firms will not want to import the material at all. Because of the known risks, these firms would be opening themselves up to potential lawsuits, which could cost them enormously financially. There have reportedly been 100 asbestos-using firms that are now bankrupt, at least some of it due to notoriety for using the substance.

If you or a loved one has been injured as the result of asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact an expert asbestos injury attorney here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call our injury attorney specialists today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com  for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Johnson & Johnson Pay $21.7 Million In Damages In Asbestos-Related Lawsuit.

When people think of the dangers of asbestos, it is generally in the context of old buildings that may have an increased risk of exposure. One of the deadliest consequences of asbestos exposure is mesothelioma and other cancers, which can obviously prove fatal. If you or a loved one has developed cancer as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to significant monetary relief. Act now and contact one of our expert asbestos attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to discuss your potential claim. Call us today at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

In the second such jury trial in two months, Johnson & Johnson was deemed to be responsible for causing mesothelioma in California woman Joanne Anderson, who was exposed to baby powder laced with the carcinogen found in asbestos. A California state court awarded Anderson $21.7 million and must decide if punitive damages are to be awarded as well. Trace amounts of asbestos were found in J&J’s iconic baby powder, and the jury decided that J&J knowingly exposed Anderson to the deadly powder. Anderson was represented by attorney David Greenstone of Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC of Dallas, Texas.

Johnson & Johnson currently faces lawsuits from over 9,000 people claiming that asbestos in the baby powder has led to diseases, primarily ovarian cancer. J&J maintains that asbestos is not, and never has been, used in their products.

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