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Military Families File Class Action Lawsuit Against U.S. Marine Corps Over Asbestos Exposure at On-Base Housing

Military Asbestos Attorney - Asbestos Exposure at public facilities and military bases.jpgA group of military families recently filed a class action lawsuit against several residential entities associated with on-base housing for dependants at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) in Beaufort, South Carolina. Attorneys for the eleven named families in the lawsuit claim that the plaintiffs and potentially tens of thousands of others suffered exposure to several toxic and potentially carcinogenic substances, including asbestos, while living in military housing.

Michigan Woman Files Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit After Losing Husband to Lung Cancer

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-460053679.jpgA Michigan woman recently filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit against a slew of defendants claiming the companies are responsible for her husband's lung cancer diagnosis, which she claims is a direct result of coming in contact with asbestos-contaminated products produced by the defendants. The plaintiff's lawsuit states that she became widowed in October of 2016 after her husband lost his battle with the deadly asbestos-related lung cancer he developed while working with the defendant's defective products from the 1960's to early 2010's.

Zimbabwe Poised to Resume Asbestos Production at Two Mines

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-526953477.jpgA recent report in the African Independent indicates Zimbabwe is poised to reopen two asbestos mines shuttered almost a decade ago, citing growing domestic and international demand for the chrysotile asbestos, a type of white asbestos popular in many industrial applications. Government officials hope the reopening of sites at Shabanie and Mashava in southern Zimbabwe could bring the African nation back to the top of worldwide asbestos production where it once ranked sixth behind nations like Russia, India, and Kazakhstan.

Asbestos Cancer Victim's Case Against Talc Maker Heads to Trial in Philadelphia

Thumbnail image for talcumpowderasbestoscontamination.jpgAfter numerous legal objections and obstruction by defense attorneys, an asbestos cancer victim's trial against a talc-based product manufacturer appears poised to finally see a courtroom to determine what, if any, damages the plaintiff should receive as compensation for the defendant's negligence. The high-profile case claims Johnson & Johnson's Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder caused the plaintiff's mesothelioma cancer because the product contained asbestos, a flaky white mineral once widely used in many industrial applications.

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