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Ohio Governor Kasich Signs into Law Presumption for Cancer Incurred During Work Activities

by Roetzel & Andress on

On January 4, 2017, Governor John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr., Act (The Act) into law, which provides a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who is disabled due to certain cancers, contracted the same,...more

California Imposes Broad Liability in “Take-Home” Toxic Exposure Cases

by Wilson Elser on

The Supreme Court of California has overturned prior case law and imposed broad new liability on “employers and premises owners” in “take-home” toxic exposure cases. In a lengthy opinion issued in the consolidated Kesner v....more

California Supreme Court Imposes Broad Liability for Employers and Premises Owners in “Take-Home” Toxic Exposure Cases

by Wilson Elser on

The Supreme Court of California has overturned prior case law and imposed broad new liability on “employers and premises owners” in “take-home” toxic exposure cases. In a lengthy opinion issued in the consolidated Kesner v....more

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

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

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

"Take-Home" Asbestos Case Decision Could have Ripple Effect

by Polsinelli on

Companies facing "take-home" asbestos or other toxic tort exposure claims in Arizona, or in other jurisdictions applying Arizona law, now have a new case to cite in dispositive motions. With the Sept. 20 Arizona Court of...more

Pa. Toxic Tort Settlement Shows Potential Danger in Benzene Exposure Lawsuits

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

A settlement recently reached between U.S. Steel Corp. and the widow of a Pennsylvania man allegedly exposed to benzene may fuel use of toxic tort lawsuits to sue over benzene exposures. ...more

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

by Wilson Elser 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

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Act Case

by Morgan Lewis on

Court finds in Tooey that Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Act does not bar latent occupational disease lawsuits against employers. On November 22, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in Tooey et al. v. AK Steel Corp. et...more

Alleged Chemical Release Did Not "Speak for Itself"

by Dechert LLP on

Contractors working at a refinery who were allegedly exposed to chemical fumes cannot rely on the venerable res ipsa loquitur theory because their claimed injuries may have had other causes. See Pearson v. BP Products North...more

Hissey Kientz to Hold Testing Sessions for Victims of Asbestos Exposure

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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...

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

Patient Resource Mesothelioma Hotline Launched

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

by Hissey Kientz LLP on

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

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