When people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer or another asbestos-related illness, it often comes as a surprise. Cancers caused by the deadly fiber seem like something that only happened in the past, before most asbestos products were banned in the U.S. Surely people aren’t still being diagnosed with these illnesses today.
When the weather cooperates, many people throughout Madison County enjoy jumping on their all terrain vehicles and going for a ride. Such vehicles allow riders to explore parts of the area that are otherwise not accessible via other modes of transportation such as cars or bicycles. While in many cases ATV excursions are uneventful, and all involved return safely, sometimes crashes occur.
When a woman learns she is expecting a child, she probably takes certain steps to ensure the safety and health of her baby. She may stop consuming certain foods and beverages and may refrain from participating in very strenuous activities. There are some things that an expecting mother has little control over, though.
According to a recent report, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued several violation notices to Demolition Excavating Group. In June 2012, the demolition company reportedly received a violation notice after illegally dumping debris from a demolition site near a creek.
The family of deceased professional football player Junior Seau is suing the NFL and the manufacturers of the helmets that the player wore. The family is pursuing a wrongful death claim, saying that the league prioritized profits over their duty to warn players of the dangerous nature of their jobs.
The United States Supreme Court will hear a case relating to liability for asbestos exposure this term, as Pfizer attempts to argue that it should not be held liable for the use of asbestos by a subsidiary, Quigley Co.
A new study has found that workers who are exposed to the chemical benzene during the course of their work are likely to suffer a decline in their cognitive functioning. Interestingly, workers who were well-educated experienced a less significant impact on their cognition than those who had undergone fewer years of schooling.
Last month, we wrote about the lawsuit that had been filed by the city of Roxana, Illinois against several companies. Now, two of the defendant companies have filed a motion to have the case removed from Madison County to federal court, describing the case as an "environmental action" that necessitates a federal case.
An Illinois town has filed a lawsuit against Shell Oil and several other defendants, alleging that the companies are responsible for the benzene exposure that has contaminated the town's groundwater and endangered the health and safety of its residents.
A group of businesses and the lobby groups that represent them are reportedly creating a statewide advertising campaign in Louisiana, with the admitted goal of pressuring state legislatures to implement limits on civil lawsuits in the state. One of the targets of the ad campaign is asbestos lawsuits, which the lobby groups claim are "frivolous" lawsuits that harm the state's "business climate."