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Pennsylvania Appeals Court Affirms Defendants’ Summary Judgments on Bystander Exposure Claims

Allegations of bystander exposure to asbestos via laundry is a common claim in cases where a plaintiff has no apparent occupational exposure but instead alleges that her asbestos-related disease was caused by exposure to...more

Texas Supreme Court oral arguments (9/14)

No. 12-0803 -- Texas Dep't of Aging & Disability Servs. v. Cannon -- The plaintiff brought a wrongful-death case against the department and department employees. The department moved to dismiss the employees, arguing that...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

California Appellate Court Finds Employer Has No Duty to Future Child for Parent-Employee’s Preconception Exposure to Toxins

The preconception tort is essentially any tortious conduct occurring prior to a child’s conception that results in harm to the child. This type of claim, which has been recognized in California since 1982, can cover all...more

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules on Workers’ Compensation Act Case

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

Placing Limits on Forum Shopping

Our preview of the September term of the Illinois Supreme Court continues with Fennell v. Illinois Central Railroad Company, a case which may clarify the standards limiting the ability of a plaintiff - or sometimes, a...more

Alleged Chemical Release Did Not "Speak for Itself"

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

Asbestos Litigation Case Questions Safety in the Workplace

Although most would consider asbestos to be an old problem, limited to mainly the manufacturing and construction industries, asbestos has been incorporated into a myriad of products that had many and varied uses. Because...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 (http://www.mesotheliomalawyershelp.com). Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos....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

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