Children and Asbestos Exposure

You and your spouse are considering moving to an older neighborhood to nurture your family in a more community focused environment.  You have three young children and you’re excited to have them experience an upbringing similar to your own.  However, this new atmosphere may contain hidden dangers for your children in the form of asbestos exposure.

Parents often enjoy showing their children the same environments that contributed to their growth.  The pursuit of a life lesson, however, can put your child at risk of developing a future debilitating health problem.  It’s important that you take notice of the living conditions beyond the surface if you’re planning a move into an established area.

Before moving into an older home, have a certified home inspector do a thorough investigation of your property.  If asbestos materials are detected, contact a removal company.  Make sure you inform them of the house’s condition and your … Read More »

What You Need to Know About Your Mesothelioma Case

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you’re probably dealing with debilitating symptoms and facing invasive medical treatment.  The financial obligations, pain, and family concern have built up and now you’re ready to take action.  The decision to file a mesothelioma case is the right step to holding the pharmaceutical companies responsible.  Before beginning any legal proceedings, there are a few points to know about mesothelioma case.

Facing decisions about your health can be difficult and it’s important not to compromise your health at any costs.  Seeking medical attention is your first priority.  However, do no delay in contacting an attorney.  If necessary, have someone act on your behalf.  There are various statutes that determine when a mesothelioma case can be filed.  Each case is unique and legal proceedings may require 1 to 3 years to finish.  During this time, your attorney will compile detailed information about your work history, … Read More »

When You Should File an Accutane Suit

Imagine waking up each morning and hating to look at your reflection in the mirror.  For many suffering with severe acne, this is a part of their daily routine.  Each look in the mirror becomes a constant reminder of the condition that plagues them.  Unsightly blemishes damage self-esteem and reduce quality of life for thousands of sufferers. Dermatologists across the country prescribed Accutane, a powerful acne drug, to reduce severe acne and renew patient confidence.  Unknown to patients or doctors, the side effects would carry a lifetime of medical complications, including gastrointestinal diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and ulcerative proctitis, which can result in major surgery.  Other side effects include mental illness and birth defects.

In 2009, Accutane manufacturers pulled the product from the market after definitive reports linked the drug to devastating side effects.  Experiencing symptoms from the aforementioned conditions after taking Accutane, … Read More »

Waves of Asbestos Lawsuits

Few would believe the effects of asbestos would span decades, affecting thousands and creating million dollar lawsuits.  Litigators have documented asbestos lawsuits into waves.  Each wave is unique in the type of exposure, but unfortunately the results remain fatal.

The first wave of asbestos exposure began in the early 1900’s as manufacturing employees worked with heavy volumes of asbestos.  They worked directly with raw asbestos to create asbestos products for other industries.  In 1927, the first case of an asbestos-related disease was identified and reported.  Despite this and other mounting evidence, manufacturers recklessly ignored these findings and heavy asbestos exposure continued.  Even after 11 employees with asbestosis sued Johns-Manville, a major asbestos company, they pushed harder to hide the deadly effects.

It wasn’t until the second wave beginning in 1960, that manufacturers were forced to acknowledge the harmful substance.  Plaintiffs were primarily asbestos insulators for the construction and repair of … Read More »

What to Look for in a Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

You enter the nursing home facility that has been caring for your mother for several years now and you’re greeted by the friendly staff.  They boast on how well your mom has been doing and how they enjoy being around her.  Pleased to hear about her health, you walk to her room to enjoy a peaceful afternoon reminiscing and updating her on the grandchildren.  You knock lightly at the door and enter with a smile, ready to embrace her.

However, she’s lying in bed looking absent-mindedly out the window.  She hardly notices that you entered the room.  You walk to her side and lightly touch her hand but she jerks it away and looks at you in fear.  The pain in her eyes is unmistakable as she cradles her arm.  Questions swirl about you as you start to call for a nurse but your mother sharply cuts you off as … Read More »