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Asbestos and its link to mesothelioma and other cancers

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that most commonly affects the outer lining of the lungs. Mesothelioma can also affect the lining of the abdomen, the lining of the heart, and the testicles.

While Mesothelioma is rare, it is highly linked to asbestos exposure. The American Cancer Society writes that people are most often exposed to asbestos at work or through living with someone exposed regularly to asbestos.

Motion for new trial denied in Union Sugar case

On October 24, 2017, attorneys for Hillshire Brands Co. failed to get a new trial in the Union Sugar plant asbestos case.

In August 2017, an Alameda County jury held Hillshire Brands Co. (now part of Tyson Foods) liable for the death of 61-year old Mark Lopez in 2015. The jury awarded $13 million to the family of the late Mr. Lopez, who contracted mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in debris dumped near the plant.

RPWB named 2018 Best Law Firm by U.S. World & News

The asbestos law firm of Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman was recently named a 2018 Best Law Firm by U.S. News & World Report.

A rigorous evaluation process is conducted to determine which law firms are chosen. Client reviews, peer reviews, evaluations from leading attorneys in each respective practice area, and additional information is evaluated.

Asbestos litigation settlement achieved by Colgate-Palmolive

A woman in another state suffered adverse health effects that included mesothelioma, an incurable lung disease. She claimed her condition was caused by asbestos contained in talcum products made by Colgate-Palmolive company. The situation led to asbestos litigation that was recently settled to avoid a trial. There may be South Carolina readers currently facing similar legal challenges.

Colgate-Palmolive is not the first company to be accused of failing to warn customers about potential asbestos hazards associated with its products. In fact, talcum product manufacturer Johnson & Johnson has faced more than 5,500 claims regarding ovarian cancers in women who say they acquired their diseases from using talcum powders made by the company. Nearly 200 of those cases list asbestos exposure as possible causes for ovarian cancer.

When mesothelioma is misdiagnosed

Mesothelioma is a serious type of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. For those with the disease, an early diagnosis is key to having the best possible results in terms of treatment. However, mesothelioma can be hard to diagnose, especially in the beginning stages of the disease.

A doctor should be advised anytime a patient has been exposed to asbestos, even if that exposure occurred decades ago. It can take several decades after asbestos exposure for mesothelioma to develop.

In need of support regarding asbestos litigation?

There are many old buildings in South Carolina, including schools, libraries and various factories and housing structures. While such buildings are often quite ornate and beautiful, they also could contain potentially dangerous health hazards. This is because a lot of paint, floor and ceiling tiles, insulation and other products used long ago contain asbestos. Cases of asbestos litigation continue to increase as years go on and people suffer non-curable diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.

Much has been learned in recent years regarding health risks associated with asbestos. Employers are now obligated to inform their workers of existing asbestos on worksites. They must also provide proper training and safety equipment in all situations where employees may be at risk for adverse health conditions due to asbestos exposure.

The importance of diet following cancer

A healthy diet can help prevent many types of cancer and other diseases. We all know the importance of eating a healthy diet – but for many, it takes a health scare to change eating habits. For others, a health scare doesn’t prompt a change in nutritional habits.

A study by Drexel University and Johns Hopkins University found that many cancer survivors are not following a diet that could help them avoid future cancer risk.

Town has plans to overcome asbestos exposure problems

South Carolina contains many old buildings, from libraries to schools, churches and even some homes. A continuing problem that often arises in such structures has to do with risks associated with possible asbestos exposure. A town in another state is facing current issues and has developed a potential plan to resolve the problem.

The town recently conducted an asbestos abatement experiment on an 800 square foot home in the area. This particular residence had been condemned. It also was known to contain asbestos. When officials estimated how much it would cost to eliminate asbestos danger in the home, the total estimated price exceeded $50,000.

School in another state at risk for asbestos exposure

One of the factors that suggests possible health-related hazards for South Carolina school students and faculties is how old their school buildings happen to be. In another state, the answer seems to be, "very old" in general, with the average public school building standing 50 years or longer. This places everyone who enters such buildings at great risk for asbestos exposure.

When the Baby Boomer generation "boomed," various consequences occurred, one being that it prompted a need for more school buildings to house the ever-growing population at the time. The problem is that many states still operate such schools, which have been standing for decades and often contain dangerous microscopic particles that can make people extremely ill. Back then, it was quite common for floor tiles, insulation and other building products to be heavily laden with asbestos.

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