When asbestos was first integrated into use in industrial business, it was seen as an extremely effective, and extremely cost-effective substance. As a result, asbestos was used in the manufacturing of thousands of buildings in the United States and elsewhere. Eventually, however, it was discovered that exposure to asbestos was directly linked to horrible diseases, such as mesothelioma. Although there has been a major cutback in the use of asbestos in the manufacturing sector, instances still arise in which workers are exposed to the harmful substance. Sometimes, this exposure is entirely accidental, but other times an employer or company fails to properly inspect the area. In such a situation, it would be wise to contact an expert asbestos injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
In a more unusual claim relating to asbestos, a California man claims that he developed cancer due to an asbestos plant that operates several miles from his home. According to the lawsuit, the plant emitted “airborne asbestos emissions” that traveled the distance from the plant to the plaintiff’s home. The lawsuit is directed against two former asbestos manufacturers.
While asbestos cases generally involve an exposure more proximate than several miles, a three-judge panel in the 6th District California Court of Appeal found that the companies do owe a duty of care that extends beyond the premises of the plant. This decision overturned a grant of summary judgment in the lower court in favor of the asbestos manufacturers.
If you or a loved one has been injured as a 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 Boston injury attorneys today at 617-787-3700 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your free and private consultation. Your needs are our top priority!
Because of the scientifically established link between asbestos and mesothelioma, as well as other deadly diseases, there are numerous regulations governing its use, the goal being to decrease incidents of asbestos exposure as much as possible. Accordingly, construction companies and other building maintenance organizations must be careful to adhere to these regulations. For one, the safety of their employees should be a priority. Second, violation of such regulations can have major consequences. If you or a loved one is injured due to asbestos exposure, it would be wise to contact an expert asbestos injury attorney at 617-787-3700.
An air pollution complaint filed in mid-August alleges that two contractors hired to do work on the Mira Costa High School in Manhattan disturbed asbestos-containing material while renovating a storage room. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has subsequently served violation notices to the school district. Included in the violations were failures to perform an asbestos survey, which likely would have revealed that the storage room contained asbestos.
Because students and teachers were present during the alleged acts by the contractors, further investigations are needed to determine if anyone was actually exposed to the asbestos. Investigators have confirmed that the contractors were using a power grinder on the floor of the closet, which in turn caused a significant amount of asbestos to be released.
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.