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Yet another health danger associated with asbestos exposure

Most South Carolina residents are aware of the risks associated with the microscopic fibers often found in ceiling tiles, flooring, cabinetry and other construction materials; still, new information continues to surface as more and more people report symptoms of ill health. Asbestos exposure is now believed to cause laryngeal cancer, a rare disease that begins in a person's larynx, otherwise known as the voice box. The larynx is located high in the trachea and the first sign of such illness is often a voice change.  

Asbestos exposure a concern for South Carolina parents, others

Most parents of preteens and teenagers in South Carolina and beyond have heard of or have visited Claire's and/or Justice jewelry stores. Bangles, earrings, cool clothing and cosmetics are all available. However, news headlines say consumers may also be getting something else with their purchases: asbestos exposure.

University in South Carolina reports asbestos exposure risk

In South Carolina and all states, university officials are obligated to do whatever they can to keep students, faculty and visitors to their campuses as safe as possible. Carolina Coastal University recently announced that it has temporarily shut down its auditorium due to an asbestos exposure risk. Administrators say all events scheduled to take place in the auditorium are being canceled, postponed or moved to other venues.  

Support is available for those suffering asbestos exposure injury

The dangers associated with naturally occurring fibrous materials known as asbestos were not always so widely known. In fact, many industries regularly used asbestos in construction and to manufacture various products. Asbestos has flame retardant properties that made it a desirable component in the manufacture of insulation and other types of materials, sometimes even including clothing. Asbestos exposure continues to pose great risks to workers and residents in South Carolina and beyond.  

Lung cancer patient files asbestos exposure lawsuit

South Carolina residents currently suffering adverse health conditions they believe are related to workplace toxins may want to follow an ongoing case in another state. It involves a married couple who have filed a legal claim against several parties. The claim states that the man's lung cancer is directly related to repeated asbestos exposure during the normal course of his work duties in a 50-year career.  

Why is asbestos so dangerous?

We recently published a Slideshare explaining why asbestos is so dangerous to the human body. Please view the presentation and contact us with any questions you may have about mesothelioma.

Asbestos litigation support, just a phone call away

Many South Carolina residents know how it feels to suffer from ill-health without having definite answers as to underlying causes of their conditions. Sometimes, people suffer symptoms for months or even years before medical professionals are able to correctly diagnose their problems. Sadly, for those who worked in factories, shipyards, steel mills or construction-related jobs, such diagnoses often includes phrases, such as mesothelioma or asbestosis. When a person suffers from a deadly illness caused by inhaling or ingesting microscopic fibers on the job, it often leads to asbestos litigation.

Johnson & Johnson held liable in asbestos exposure lawsuit

For more than two months, a court in another state has been hearing arguments in a case regarding one man's illness. Approximately two years ago, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer often caused by asbestos exposure with which many South Carolina residents are familiar. In this case, the man sought compensation for damages against Johnson & Johnson, claiming its talcum powder products placed him in harm's way and his illness is directly related to using the products from 1972 through the early 2000s.

Couple blames contractor for asbestos exposure danger

Any South Carolina reader who plans on doing some home renovation this year may want to pay close attention to this story, especially if the home in question has popcorn ceilings. This type of ceiling is a texturized design that often poses a major asbestos exposure risk if it is scraped. A family in another state hired a contractor to remove the popcorn ceiling in a particular area of their home.  

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