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Mesothelioma-Stricken Teacher Wins Legal Victory


A Pennsylvania teacher has won a legal victory, which may impact thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families. The core of the settled issue was whether a state employer is responsible for workplace safety. Another issue involving whether the state was liable for damages related to asbestos exposure in 1959 was left to a future » Read More

Women Emerge as New Face of Mesothelioma


Mesothelioma results after asbestos fibers become trapped in the lining of the lungs. In the past, the majority of mesothelioma cases belonged to men. This is largely because contact with asbestos occurs most often at blue-collar job sites due to its use in construction material and insulation. In recent years, however, women have been closing » Read More

Temple University Finds Asbestos in Floor Tiles


Temple University recently discovered that the tiles used in the fifth floor of its Center City building were asbestos tiles. The discovery occurred during a remodeling project. Crews immediately ceased work, relocated staff and students, and sealed the floor until a remediation team could arrive the following day. An unrelated contractor tested the air before, » Read More

Philadelphia Area Firefighters at Greater Risk for Mesothelioma


A 2013 Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) study identified firefighters in major cities as being at high risk for mesothelioma. Philadelphia is among these cities due to the high number of old houses containing asbestos. A recent symposium for firefighters in Munster, Indiana highlighted this study and offered practical suggestions. Asbestos and Old Buildings » Read More