Tag: asbestos

On December 1, 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) listed asbestos as one of the 10 high-risk chemicals evaluated and regulated under the Lautenberg Act.  What this means is that the EPA must release a scoping document within six months which includes the hazards, exposures, conditions of use and vulnerable populations the agency plans to consider for the risk evaluation.  Next the EPA will have to complete a risk evaluation to determine whether the chemicals […]Continue reading

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The top job killer in the country of Canada is asbestos exposure.  This comes from the Association of Workers’ Compensation Boards of Canada.  Asbestos was the cause of death for 367 people in 2015.  Since 1996, there have been 5,614 recorded work-related deaths from asbestos in Canada.  This does not include people who were diagnosed with mesothelioma that didn’t work in industry such as wives of asbestos workers or people who worked with it in […]Continue reading

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Attorney Nicholas Vogelzang settled yet another mesothelioma case for an undisclosed high dollar amount on November 8, 2016 at the Daley Center in Cook County.  His client was the wife of a union electrician out of IBEW Local 134 in Chicago.  She had laundered his clothing throughout his working career.  Most notably she shook out his clothes and washed them during the time period of the 1960’s and 1970’s while he was working with numerous […]Continue reading

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