New York Contractor Convicted of Asbestos Violations

12/24/2010 Rochester, NY – (Mesothelioma News) A federal jury in Rochester, N.Y., has convicted a contractor of violating the Clean Air Act and exposing workers and the public to cancer-causing asbestos. The verdict, reached on Nov. 12, focused on the actions of Keith Gordon-Smith and Gordon-Smith Contracting during a two-year demolition project at Rochester’s Genesee […]

Neighbors Fear Asbestos Exposure from Fire-Damaged Illinois Factory

12/03/2010 Algonquin, IL (Mesothelioma News) Demolition activity at a fire-damaged former Toastmaster factory in Algonquin, IL, has sparked fear of possible asbestos exposure-and a heightened risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in the area. Mesothelioma, in particular, has nearby residents worried. The aggressive cancer-which attacks the protective lining covering many of the body’s organs […]

Mesothelioma Update: Massachusetts Project Cost Doubles As More Asbestos Found

08/26/2010 Quincy Massachusetts, (Mesothelioma News) The cost of a demolition project in Quincy, Mass.-part of a multimillion-dollar plan to construct a new concourse road through the city’s downtown-will more than double after greater-than-expected amounts of asbestos were found on the site. While Quincy will delay the project until all of the cancer-causing material is safely […]

Mesothelioma Alert: Florida Mayor Wants Asbestos Pipes Removed From Development Site

08/19/2010 Broward County FL,  Mesothelioma News – The asbestos-laden pipes in a closed mobile home park have got to go, according to the Judy Paul, mayor of Davie, Florida.  She cites concerns that the pipes, part of a shuttered mobile home complex scheduled for redevelopment into a park, pose a risk for deadly asbestos-related diseases. […]

California mesothelioma alert: CA Man Admits Asbestos Training Program a Fraud

08/13/2010 Hayward, California, Mesothelioma News – Conceding that a training program for asbestos workers was a fake, the owner of a California safety consulting company pleaded guilty to two counts of mail fraud on July 29. The pleas, made in federal court in San Francisco, mark the culmination of a grand jury indictment handed down […]

Asbestos Mesothelioma Alert: Asbestos Removal – Oregon School District Fined

07/13/2010 Jefferson County, Oregon, Mesothelioma News – School District Fine Underscores Dangers- and Difficulties of – Asbestos Removal When Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) slapped a local school district with $33,000 in penalties, it seemed, at first glance, to be a sizable—if not earth-shattering—fine for shoddy renovation work. But the work involved asbestos removal […]

Mesothelioma Lawyers of Cooney & Conway File Mesothelioma Lawsuit

06/01/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – Mesothelioma attorneys of Cooney & Conway filed suit on behalf of Alan F. on May 13, 2010, in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. The complaint states that Mr. F. suffers from mesothelioma as the result of exposure to asbestos while working as a laborer and engineer throughout the country, including various locations in […]

Los Angeles Jury Awards Woman $208 Million in Asbestos Cancer Case

05/13/2010 Los Angeles, CA ( Mesothelioma News) – In a verdict that left no question about a Los Angeles jury’s view of the impact and egregiousness of an asbestos manufacturer’s behavior, a woman who contracted mesothelioma-a deadly cancer almost always caused by asbestos exposure-simply by washing her husband’s work clothes was awarded nearly $209 million. […]

EPA Accuses Florida City, Contractor of Violating Asbestos Regulations

05/10/2010 Florida (Mesothelioma News) – Residents of Marco Island in southwest Florida are demanding answers after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency advised the city that it had violated six asbestos-related regulations while rebuilding a local roadway in 2006-potentially jeopardizing the health of residents and workers. Asbestos-long linked to deadly medical conditions including lung cancer and […]

PATH Worker’s Widow Seeks New Trial for Asbestos Lawsuit

05/07/2010 (Mesothelioma News) – Juror admits switching sides to speed deliberations in case involving lung cancer victim’s asbestos exposure at work. The widow of a New Jersey subway worker is seeking a new trial in her asbestos-related lawsuit after a juror admitted to siding with his employer in order to bring the case to a […]