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Crane’s Failure to Warn of Asbestos’ Dangers Makes Company Liable for Millions

Crane’s Failure to Warn of Asbestos’ Dangers Makes Company Liable for Millions

In two separate cases heard by the New York Supreme Court and confirmed by the state’s Appellate Court, Connecticut-based Crane Co. has been told that they must pay millions to families impacted by asbestos. The company had manufactured and marketed ship valves that were contaminated with asbestos and used by both the U.S. Navy and…

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Georgia Widow to Receive Long-Awaited Mesothelioma Award

Georgia Widow to Receive Long-Awaited Mesothelioma Award

When a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma, things move very quickly. Though the average survival time between diagnosis and death is about fourteen months, for some the span is just a matter of a few short weeks. It is sadly ironic, therefore, that getting justice in a mesothelioma lawsuit can take a long time as…

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West Virginia Widow Names 103 Companies in Asbestos Lawsuit

West Virginia Widow Names 103 Companies in Asbestos Lawsuit

When a person is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, they generally fall into two categories. They either believe that they know exactly how they were exposed and who is to blame, or have no idea how they were exposed and think it will be impossible to hold somebody responsible. Interestingly, in both cases there is…

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals Gives New Life to Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Gives New Life to Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then at some point in your life you have been exposed to asbestos, a dangerous carcinogen that was widely used in construction and industrial settings in the United States throughout much of the 20th century. Those whose asbestos exposure was a result of negligence on the part of…

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Facing Mounting Number of Mesothelioma Deaths, New Zealand Enacts Asbestos Ban

Facing Mounting Number of Mesothelioma Deaths, New Zealand Enacts Asbestos Ban

Mesothelioma’s impact is felt worldwide. The rare and always fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos claims roughly 3,500 lives in the United States each year, and other countries that have used asbestos in building their infrastructure and in industrial settings suffer similarly. Though the United States continues to allow asbestos’ use in…

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Mesothelioma Physicians to Begin Using New Staging System

Mesothelioma Physicians to Begin Using New Staging System

No matter what type of cancer a patient has or what treatment then end up receiving, everybody starts with the same basic process. A diagnosis is made, and shortly thereafter the oncologist will perform an analysis to determine what stage the cancer is in. Staging is one of the most important steps, as it is…

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President Signs Law That Promises to Curb Asbestos Use

President Signs Law That Promises to Curb Asbestos Use

After years of Congressional negotiations and gridlock, today President Barack Obama signed into law a bill that will make it much more likely that dangerous chemicals and toxins, including asbestos, get the oversight and investigation that they deserve and that the American public will be protected from carcinogens. The law, titled the Frank R. Lautenberg…

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Asbestos’ Dangers May Extend Beyond Mesothelioma to Kidney Cancer

Asbestos’ Dangers May Extend Beyond Mesothelioma to Kidney Cancer

Though it has already been well established that asbestos is a dangerous material that can wreak havoc on people exposed to it, the mechanism of its toxicity is still not well understood – and perhaps the extent of its dangers are not yet fully realized. The mineral, which has been used commercially in the United…

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Mesothelioma Awareness Gets Boost from Upcoming Warren Zevon Tribute Concert

Mesothelioma Awareness Gets Boost from Upcoming Warren Zevon Tribute Concert

Mesothelioma impacts people who are exposed to asbestos. It does not discriminate between old and young, male and female, rich or poor, unknown or famous. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested the become embedded in the body’s cells, cause the cells to die and mutate, and mesothelioma to grow and eventually lead to death….

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Philadelphia Court Upholds Mesothelioma Verdict Despite Crane Co. Appeal

Philadelphia Court Upholds Mesothelioma Verdict Despite Crane Co. Appeal

The John Crane Company is one of the more notorious asbestos companies. The company was founded in 1917 and is still in operation today – they are a leader in engineered sealing systems. Unlike so many other asbestos companies facing mesothelioma lawsuits, Crane never went bankrupt. The company is frequently named as a defendant in…

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