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February 2018 Archives

Many closely following asbestos litigation in another state

Opening arguments were recently heard in a courtroom in a state not far from South Carolina. The statements are part of asbestos litigation connected to a particular man's cancer, more specifically, the claim that his illness was caused by exposure to asbestos through use of talc products. The man in question worked for a tile company more than three decades ago.

Mesothelioma: A slow-developing disease that may be work-related

Many readers in South Carolina know what it's like to feel a bit off in relation to their overall health conditions, but unable to place their fingers on the exact causes of their problems. Some suspect their feelings of fatigue, nagging coughs or chest pains have something to do with their working environments. In fact, many people currently suffer from mesothelioma or other respiratory illnesses and cancers that are direct results of having been exposed to asbestos on the job.

Where does your job lie on asbestos exposure risk lists?

Dangers associated with asbestos have been well known for a long time now. That doesn't necessarily guarantee all workers and homeowners from potential asbestos exposure risks, however, as many people (including some in South Carolina) continue to live and work in high-risk zones. To be as fully informed as possible, it's helpful to research what types of jobs are most dangerous when it comes to asbestos-related injuries and illnesses.

Steps taken to protect public from asbestos exposure

In 1943, a  memorial visitor center was opened in another state to greet visitors interested in learning more about the childhood of Abraham Lincoln. The Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial preserves the farm land where the former president lived in the early to mid 1800s. The visitor center, located on the grounds, is slated to be closed from February through mid-March to protect people from possible asbestos exposure. Similar projects may be scheduled in some older South Carolina buildings as well.

Asbestos litigation may change if bill is enacted into law

Another state is currently considering legislation that may adversely affect those filing claims regarding asbestos-related injuries. If that particular state or others begin to adapt such laws, victim advocates say the asbestos litigation process will be set to indefinitely delay justice. Many critics of a newly proposed bill have come forward to say it unjustly places favor in the hands of asbestos litigation defendants. South Carolina asbestos injury victims will no doubt be interested in this situation as it continues to unfold.

Legal claim filed citing wrongful death by asbestos exposure

Following a South Carolina man's death, a special administrator of his estate has filed a lawsuit against several parties. The claim states that the man's employer and other defendants should be held legally accountable for his death. A central focus of the case is that the man's death was associated with asbestos exposure; the estate administrator is hoping to obtain compensation for damages due to the defendants' alleged negligence.

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