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Category: Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Diagnosed With an Illness Caused by Asbestos Exposure? The Clock is Ticking

Receiving a diagnosis concerning a serious disease or terminal illness can leave you feeling overwhelmed. Your first instinct may be to worry about it later – after all, you feel well enough, and you’re now motivated to live life to the fullest. Unfortunately, ignoring your illness won’t make it go […]

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What You Need to Prove in an Asbestos Case

Asbestos exposure can lead to various respiratory illnesses including mesothelioma, a painful type of lung cancer. These are debilitating illnesses that can leave you unable to work, unable to take care of your family, and unable to enjoy your day-to-day life. And of course, these illnesses are often fatal.  If […]

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Johnson & Johnson To Stop Selling Baby Powder Amidst Asbestos Lawsuits

The Ford Pinto exploding gas tank; flammable pajamas; the Dalkon Shield — what do these products have in common? Each of these were inherently dangerous products and subjects of product liability litigation to hold the manufacturers responsible for injuring and killing consumers. Documents obtained from those manufacturers by plaintiff attorneys […]

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Martin & Jones Investigating Mesothelioma From Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson has announced a recall of approximately 33,000 bottles of its Johnson’s Baby Powder, after testing by the FDA revealed the presence of asbestos in samples of the product. Until this recall, Johnson & Johnson has repeatedly claimed that its Johnson’s Baby Powder was asbestos-free.  In 2018, the […]

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Story Reports “Russian Mining Firm Puts Trump’s Face On Its Asbestos Products”

A notorious Russian asbestos mining company, Uralasbest, has begun to mark its packages of raw asbestos with an “Approved by Donald Trump” stamp. This comes after the Trump administration’s EPA proposal to loosen regulations on asbestos in the United States and allow more uses of the carcinogenic material. Uralasbest is […]

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EPA Proposal Allows New Uses of Asbestos in US

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970.  The EPA’s role is to set and enforce standards to ensure environmental protection.  Its website states the agency’s mission:  “Since its inception, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.”  https://www.epa.gov/history Asbestos was one of the […]

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Asbestos Exposure Hazards Endanger Workers

Asbestos exposure in the workplace continues to be a problem for tens of thousands of American workers. Two U.S. senators from Montana, Democrat Jon Tester and Republican Steve Daines passed Senate Resolution 98 designating April as National Asbestos Awareness Month. Each year an estimated 15,000 American workers die from preventable […]

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Are OSHA’s Toxic Exposure Standards Strong Enough to Protect American Workers?

A staggering number of U.S. workers are affected by toxic chemical exposures. OSHA estimates that 50,000 workers die and over 190,000 develop illnesses every year from occupational exposures, while some experts say the actual numbers are much higher. This includes asbestos diseases like malignant mesothelioma and a multitude of other […]

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Global Asbestos Awareness Week

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization dedicates the first week in April each year toward “increasing awareness of asbestos and preventing exposure by bringing together experts and victims from around the world to share, learn and take action.”  This year’s Global Asbestos Awareness Week includes personal stories from victims including from […]

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Asbestos Industry Pushes Bill That Would Take Away Victim Rights

Insurance companies and the asbestos industry are trying to push a bill through Congress that would take away rights of victims of asbestos disease. Exposure to asbestos has killed hundreds of thousands of American workers, and kills thousands more every year. Read the editorial in Huffington Post written by president […]

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