Summer is the time that families head out on vacation, to beaches, national parks and other attractions across the nation.
Workplace safety should be a concern and top priority for any company. However, workers in Illinois and across the country should know that accidents on the job can and do still happen, despite increased oversight and improved safety measures. In fact, the number of fatal work accidents may be higher than many people may realize.
We often write about asbestos-related lawsuits and settlements. In this blog post, we'll aim to provide readers with basic information related to asbestos including why it's dangerous, where it's typically found and steps employers should take to protect workers from being exposed to asbestos.
A jury recently awarded a 40-year-old man and his 37-year-old wife a $27.5 million settlement related to a lawsuit the couple filed against a brake pad manufacturer. In 2012, the now 40-year-old husband and father was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Prior to the start of the trial, the man underwent four life-threatening surgeries which ultimately resulted in the removal of his right lung. The cancer, however, is expected to also affect his left lung.