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Asbestos litigation far from over: Worker says he was bribed

At an old Westinghouse Research and Technology Center in a location several states away from South Carolina, workers were given the task to remove insulation containing asbestos from a particular area where it was surrounding pipes. One man, who had been employed as a painter for five years by the company overseeing the project, says he walked into the room and noticed that what the workers were doing did not appear to be in line with regulations regarding asbestos removal. Various events unfolded from there and have led to a highly acrimonious asbestos litigation situation.

Controversy rises regarding asbestos exposure and halted project

Affluent neighborhoods exist in South Carolina just as they do in other parts of the nation. Those who live in or frequent such locations typically understand the emphasis placed on visual presentation. No one wants to go shopping in one of the most highly rated ends of a particular town only to find a half-constructed/half-demolished building that many believe will never be completed. That somewhat describes the scene in one state where possible asbestos exposure has thwarted builders' plans to finish a construction project.

A reminder to review our Mesothelioma patient guide

The diagnosis is mesothelioma and not COPD or pneumonia after persistent flu-like systems would not go away. What happens now? Recently, we wrote some resources (a white paper and slide share summary) for patients and families facing this situation. They answer the below questions and more.

Several combined treatments may help mesothelioma patients

Trying to achieve as high quality a life as possible when suffering from a chronic, adverse health condition is a challenge that may seem insurmountable at times. Even if one is not directly affected but is a primary caretaker of a South Carolina loved one who is, life may never be the same. Where certain conditions are concerned, such as mesothelioma, there is no known cure, the knowledge of which often adds to the stress of a particular situation.

Teachers may be concerned with this asbestos exposure situation

When South Carolina schools reopen to students and faculty each year, it's typically assumed that school administrators have checked to make sure school buildings and surrounding premises are safe. Officials in another state have issued an urgent statement that has many teachers and families gravely concerned regarding an apparent asbestos exposure incident that occurred while maintenance was going on at the school. School administrators say they're doing all they can to be forthright and quick-acting to keep their staff and student-body as safe as possible.

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