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Wife sues manufacturer over husband's mesothelioma death

Contrary to what may be popular belief, asbestos exposure can occur virtually anywhere and at anytime, not just in the construction and manufacturing industries. The health effects of such exposure are tangible and devastating for victims who go on to develop mesothelioma. For some in South Carolina, these terrible health outcomes do not occur until years or even decades after exposure.

Asbestos exposure, mesothelioma more common than you may think

The vast majority of people in South Carolina have likely been exposed to asbestos at some point in their life. While even small amounts of asbestos can be extremely detrimental to human health, most people will not develop mesothelioma as a result of brief, one-off exposures. However, for those who do, the results can be life-altering and devastating.

Woman blames mesothelioma on Johnson & Johnson baby powder

South Carolina consumers trust companies to provide safe and effective products. When these expectations are violated, an individual's safety, health and well-being may be at risk. An out-of-state woman is currently seeking $28 million from Johnson & Johnson, claiming that baby powder contaminated with asbestos caused her to develop mesothelioma. 

Pathologist testifies during victim's mesothelioma lawsuit

Baby powder was once largely comprised of talc, a substance that is frequently contaminated with asbestos. In the past, this type of talc baby powder was a commonly-used substance by many in South Carolina, and now some residents may be developing devastating health consequences. Exposure to asbestos is known to cause the deadly cancer mesothelioma. 

EPA ignores those most at risk for mesothelioma

Analyzing the potential of asbestos exposure for high-risk workers is essential for keeping them safe on the job. Unfortunately, those who are most likely to encounter asbestos will be left out of the Environmental Protection Agency's new risk analysis strategy. Leaving these workers out of the equation could put more people in South Carolina at risk for developing mesothelioma, a deadly cancer associated with exposure to asbestos. 

Suffering from mesothelioma? Your employer might be to blame

The narrative around asbestos is fraught with corporate interests and influence. Before the public understood the associated risks, many corporations were fully aware of the dangers but chose to conceal that information. Even now, some South Carolina businesses limit the information they give their employees about asbestos. For them, it is all about minimizing the chance that they will have to pay compensation. But for workers, it is a potential for developing mesothelioma. 

Victim settles mesothelioma claim with Colgate-Palmolive

Baby powder is frequently associated with the company Johnson & Johnson, but many other brands produce and distribute this product. Colgate-Palmolive is another such brand, and it recently settled a claim that its baby powder products caused mesothelioma for an out-of-state man. This outcome could be good news for victims in South Carolina who are considering pursuing compensation for their own injuries.

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