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The 2016 Judicial Hellholes Report Is Out!

Each year the American Tort Reform Association (“ATRA”) publishes its “Judicial Hellholes Report” and examines problems in state court systems and challenges for corporate defendants in the fair and unbiased administration of...more

Asbestos Alert: Employers and Land Owners Have Duty to Take-Home Exposure Plaintiffs

Kesner v. Pneumo Abex, LLC - Supreme Court of California (December 1, 2016) We first reported on this case on May 14, 2014, when the Court of Appeal ruled. The case was further appealed to the California Supreme...more

Class action lawsuits have arrived in Thailand

At the end of last year, the civil procedure rules in Thailand were amended to allow class action litigation to be brought in Thailand for the first time. The first class action lawsuit in Thailand has since been brought...more

California Court of Appeal Overturns Nonsuit Granted in Household Exposure Asbestos Case Where Trial Court’s Decision Was Based on...

On May 15, 2014, the First District Court of Appeal in California found that the trial court had erred in granting a nonsuit in favor of Pneumo Abex, LLC (Abex) in the asbestos personal injury action of Johnny Blaine Kesner,...more

Silica Exposure Lawsuits: The Next Toxic Tort?

With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signaling its increased attention to workers' exposure to crystalline silica, and the plaintiffs' bar evidently in search of new subjects for "toxic tort" claims,...more

When Are Witness Statements Protected As Attorney Work Product?

One of the first things an attorney does when representing a client in a particular matter is interview witnesses to learn the facts of the case, or have an investigator do such on their behalf. The attorney will almost...more

Hissey Kientz to Hold Testing Sessions for Victims of Asbestos Exposure

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP is conducting two asbestos testing sessions in the El Paso, Texas area for individuals who may have developed cancers such as mesothelioma or other diseases as a result of asbestos...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces Its Support For A New Bill That Would Protect The Rights Of Victim Of Asbestos Exposure Who Have...

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP wishes to announce its support for a new bill that would make it easier for sufferers of malignant mesothelioma to prove that their injuries were caused by exposure to asbestos. The bill...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces the Launch of Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Web Site

The law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Lawyers Help ( Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos....more

Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008

The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act provides whistleblower protections to the employees of manufacturers and retailers of consumer products....more

Patient Resource Mesothelioma Hotline Launched

The law firm of Hissey Kientz has announced the launch of its new website, Mesothelioma Hotline. The website is a resource for information about asbestos and mesothelioma, and will provide mesothelioma patients and their...more

Hissey Kientz, LLP Announces Support for Household Mesothelioma Victims

The law office of Hissey Kientz, LLP and its team of experienced mesothelioma lawyers announced today that it will continue to fight for the rights of household mesothelioma victims in light of a decision by the 14th Court...more

The Art of Perpetuating a Public Health Hazard

This study by the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is set up to show the faults of past public relations concerning asbestos and suggests that we use this as a paradigm for future health hazards. Exposure to...more

Chrysophiles versus Chrysophobes

This study is about the controversy over the different types of asbestos particles and how harmful they are. Asbestos is extremely dangerous if inhaled and often causes fatal diseases later in life. Some of these diseases...more

RE: Controlled Use of Asbestos

This article examines the idea of the "controlled use of asbestos". Asbestos is very dangerous when inhaled and can cause several serious diseases. Some of these diseases include but are not limited to mesothelioma,...more

Asbestos Fibers Contributing to the Induction of Human Malignant Mesothelioma

This study by the Annals New York Academy of Sciences examines the link between asbestos and malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has a long latency period and is often diagnosed several years after exposure. Asbestos has...more

Cancer Mortality Among Workers Exposed to Amphibole-free Chrysotile Asbestos

This study by the American Journal of Epidemiology examines the cancer mortality among workers exposed to amphibole-free chrysotile asbestos. Asbestos has been linked to a series of fatal diseases that often show up several...more

Asbestos Tissue Burden Study on Human Malignant Mesothelioma

This study examines the relationship between exposure to asbestos and malignant mesothelioma. Asbestos is proven to cause several fatal diseases including asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural diseases. These diseases may not...more

The Carcinogenicity of Chrysotile Asbestos - A Review

This article by William J. Nicholson discusses the carcinogenicity of chrysotile asbestos. Chrysotile asbestos is linked to several fatal illnesses including mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural diseases. ...more

Asbestos Lung Fibre Concentrations in South African Chrysotile Mine Workers

This article is about the effects of chrysotile exposure on South African miners. Chrysotile asbestos can be very dangerous when inhaled often causing mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer years after exposure. ...more

The Hazards of Chrysotile Asbestos: A Critical Review

This article from Industrial Health states that asbestos causes cancer of the lung, malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum, cancer of the larynx, and certain gastrointestinal cancers. Chrysotile also causes...more

Atlas of Respiratory Disease Mortality, United States: 1982-1993

This article states that 85 percent of individuals with malignant mesothelioma have a history of asbestos exposure. Asbestos particles are very harmful when inhaled and can cause asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural diseases. ...more

Asbestos - Still a Carcinogen

This document by the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that asbestos causes cancer of the lung, malignant mesothelioma of the pleura and peritoneum, cancer of the larynx, and certain gastrointestinal cancers. Asbestos...more

Nonoccupational Exposure to Chrysotile Asbestos and the Risk of Lung Cancer

A study conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine relating to the non-occupational exposure to chrysolite asbestos. The inhalation of asbestos particles is very harmful and can often cause a person to develop...more

Chrysotile Asbestos - Enough is Enough

This article compiles information on the cancer risks relating to asbestos exposure. There are many health risks related to the inhalation of asbestos. Some of these risks include but are not limited to asbestosis,...more

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