asbestos exposure News

Attorneys in Asbestos Settlement Seek $4M in Fees

Attorneys for asbestos victims in a Montana mining town are seeking more than $4 million in fees and costs out of a legal settlement with chemical company W.R. Grace that was set up to cover the victims’ ongoing medical costs. …

Ohio Senate Panel Sets Vote on Asbestos Suit Bill

A bill to curb lawsuits over on-the-job asbestos exposure is nearing a vote in the Ohio Senate. A Senate panel votes Tuesday on legislation requiring workers to divulge all asbestos claims filed by or for them, or face perjury charges. …

Louisiana to Hold Asbestos and Lead Workshop

The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality will hold a free workshop about asbestos and lead regulations on May 23. It will summarize changes in asbestos regulations and any changes in rules for lead-based paint. Glenn Gomes will talk about the …

W.R. Grace Proposes $19.5M Asbestos Settlement

A proposed settlement in the W.R. Grace and Co. bankruptcy case would pay $19.5 million into a trust for people sickened by asbestos exposure from the company’s now-shuttered vermiculite plant in Libby, Mont. Jon Heberling, the attorney representing the Libby …

Conoco Phillips Appeals Mississippi Jury Award

Conoco Phillips Corp. has appealed a $15.2 million jury award to an oil and well drilling worker who claimed have gotten lung disease from exposure to asbestos. The Mississippi Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case on Jan. …

EPA Reports Suggests Asbestos Exposure in Texas

An experimental asbestos demolition method used to tear down a Fort Worth apartment building four years ago may have exposed workers and the public to carcinogenic fibers, the Environmental Protection Agency said. The EPA’s inspector general said dust from the …