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Company trying to recoup settlement money in asbestos litigation

In South Carolina and elsewhere some individuals are battling illnesses and incurable respiratory diseases associated with exposure to asbestos. Not only are construction workers, factory workers and other industrial employees at high risk for such injuries, people who live in or near various types of structures or businesses may also be in danger of contracting asbestos-related illnesses. Ongoing asbestos litigation in another state involves one company that is suing its insurance company to recoup millions of dollars it was forced to pay out in a settlement.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Building owner settles, possibly to avoid asbestos litigation

Sometimes, accusations against one South Carolina party or another wind up being sorted out in court. In the construction world, that often includes asbestos litigation surrounding issues regarding illegal removal of the substance, violation of safety protocol or failure to inform workers or others that asbestos is present in an existing structure. A situation in another state has been settled before going to trial.

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