Tag: mesothelioma

Does Cigarette Smoking Have an Impact on a FELA Claim?

Over the past several decades, there have been multiple studies that have confirmed that the conditions that railroad workers are forced to work in can cause them to develop cancer.

New Study Finds Link Between Mesothelioma Risk and Genetics

There has been ongoing research by geneticists and oncologists into the role that genetics may play in the development of mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, and how this information

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Virginia FELA Attorney: Railroad Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits

A recent ruling by a federal judge could benefit many asbestos disease victims and their families who file mesothelioma cancer lawsuits, allowing the plaintiff’s attorneys to call four expert witnesses

Railroad Workers, Asbestos Exposure, and Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a very rare – but aggressive and incurable – type of cancer that develops in the mesothelium, and due to the railroad industry’s major use of asbestos insulation

Do Railroad Office Workers Have FELA Rights?

Yes, to give the briefest and clearest answer. Any employee of a railroad corporation that engages in interstate commerce has coverage for work-related injuries and occupational illnesses under the law

Mesothelioma Rate in Maine Is Highest in US

Cancer including mesothelioma that is linked to asbestos exposure has been found to kill Maine residents at the fastest rate in the country, according to the US Centers for Disease

New Study: Peritoneal Mesothelioma Risk Does Not Decline After Decades

A recent published clinical study in Italy has shown one of the most devastating and deadly factors about malignant peritoneal mesothelioma: The risk for contracting the terminal disease is high even

Madison County IL Leads Country in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Madison County IL led the US in mesothelioma lawsuits in 2015. This deadly lung and organ lining cancer is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos fibers, most often in industrial

WV Widow Names 100+ Companies in Asbestos Lawsuit

A recent case in West Virginia is a good illustration of how many different companies can be sued for exposing a former worker to asbestos, which can lead to mesothelioma

NY Jury Awards $3.2 Million in Machinist Mesothelioma Case

The estate of a machinist mate in New York has been awarded $3.2 million in compensation for the mesothelioma he contracted while working for Jenkins Bros., a company that made