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Supreme Court Upholds Johnson and Johnson Verdict


The United States Supreme Court decided Tuesday to not hear an appeal by consumer goods manufacturer Johnson and Johnson over a multibillion-dollar lawsuit. Plaintiffs who used the company’s talcum powders for personal hygiene developed cancer, as the talc was contaminated with asbestos. An initial award of $5 billion was trimmed down to $2.1 billion for » Read More

Howell K. Rosenberg and Laurence H. Brown Selected to 2021 Super Lawyers List


Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler is thrilled to announce that both Howell K. Rosenberg and Laurence H. Brown have been selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a rating service that uses a blue- ribbon panel to evaluate and nominate attorneys in more than 70 practice areas. Independent research analyzes each » Read More

Are Aluminum Plant Workers Commonly Exposed to Asbestos?


Even though the connection between asbestos and mesothelioma was made in the 1960s, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) did not start regulating asbestos until 1971. Yet, even in 2021, asbestos use is not completely banned in the United States. Although there are safety protocols to protect employees » Read More

Why are Textile Workers at Risk for Mesothelioma?


In the textile industry, fibers are produced to create materials, such as yarn. These materials are then used to create a variety of products, including clothing, household products, and industrial products. In the 20th century, the employees in the textile industry often came in contact with asbestos. Asbestos is a natural fiber that is carcinogenic. » Read More

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