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San Diego Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos at Training Facility

San Diego Firefighters Exposed to Asbestos at Training Facility June 11, 2019. By Jane Mundy.
San Diego Until last summer, San Diego firefighters were training in a facility built with asbestos. Because their training activities involving breaching walls and doors, some firefighters were exposed to asbestos for hundreds of hours over two decades. Now almost 1,000 firefighters have filed documents to ensure their right to financial compensation for asbestos cancer.
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Study: More Than 10,000 Americans Killed by Asbestos Every Year

Study: More Than 10,000 Americans Killed by Asbestos Every Year June 20, 2015. By Heidi Turner.
Washington, DC An analysis from the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund suggests that as many as 15,000 Americans die every year due to asbestos exposure. Workers exposed to asbestos through drilling mud, construction materials and a host of other products are at an increased risk of asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
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Asbestos Exposure an Ongoing Concern

Asbestos Exposure an Ongoing Concern December 12, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Bonham, TX For people who worked with asbestos drilling mud or are regularly exposed to asbestos, concerns about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related health problems are an ongoing concern. And while most asbestos-related health problems are experienced by the people who worked with the carcinogen, their loved ones might also suffer serious problems.
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Major Oil Drilling Enterprise References Drilling Mud Lawsuits in Q2 Report

Major Oil Drilling Enterprise References Drilling Mud Lawsuits in Q2 Report October 13, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Houston, TX It is no surprise that asbestos, long used as a heat retardant for its excellent insulating properties, would be used on drilling rigs in order to keep drills and other drilling apparatus cool to avoid catastrophic breakdowns and other failures. Amongst the allegations contained in many a drilling mud lawsuit is that mud engineers and other oil rig workers were not made aware of the dangers associated with asbestos, and that employers failed to provide guidance or protective gear to spare their employees certain harm over the long term.
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Possible Link between Asbestos and IPF

Possible Link between Asbestos and IPF September 19, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Munich, Germany People who worked with asbestos drilling mud and other products that contained asbestos might already be well aware of the potential for serious health problems such as asbestosis and mesothelioma. A new study from England and Wales suggests asbestos exposure might also be linked to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), according to Medscape (9/15/14). Although no relationship between asbestos and pulmonary fibrosis has been proven, researchers suggest their findings could result in new treatment for patients exposed to asbestos.
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Asbestos Drilling Mud Lawsuit: Workers “Looked Like Snowmen”

Asbestos Drilling Mud Lawsuit: Workers “Looked Like Snowmen” August 21, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Houston, TX Given the amount of concern about the risks of asbestos and products that contain asbestos, such as asbestos drilling mud, some people might assume that asbestos is no longer in use. This, of course, is not the case. And while some products no longer contain asbestos - and workers are meant to be offered protection when they are exposed to items containing asbestos - lawsuits are still being filed alleging workers developed serious, life-threatening complications due to their exposure to drilling mud and other asbestos-containing products.
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Plaintiffs and Defendants Locked in Asbestos Drilling Mud-Slinging

Plaintiffs and Defendants Locked in Asbestos Drilling Mud-Slinging July 22, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Baton Rouge, LA It’s been a little over a year since a group of 10 plaintiffs hooked into some drilling mud-slinging with a group of defendants, accusing them of needless exposure to asbestos while working on offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. The ten, claiming to suffer from “asbestos maladies,” filed their drilling mud lawsuit in Louisiana on June 10 of last year.
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Asbestos Drilling Mud: When the Mud Is Deadly

Asbestos Drilling Mud: When the Mud Is Deadly June 14, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
New Orleans, LA Asbestos lawsuits often involve construction workers and employees who were exposed to products that were packed with asbestos, but some asbestos lawsuits involve drilling mud. Although drilling mud itself does not sound particularly harmful, according to lawsuits filed by people who worked with the substance, asbestos was used as an additive to drilling mud, putting people who work with the mud, such as mud engineers, at risk of asbestos-related diseases.
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Australian Driller Takes Asbestos Drilling Mud Very Seriously

Australian Driller Takes Asbestos Drilling Mud Very Seriously May 12, 2014. By Gordon Gibb.
Queensland, Australia What follows is a good indication that drilling mud, in spite of the knowledge we possess concerning the dangers, can still contain asbestos. It’s also indicative that this is a global problem. That said, there are operators out there who take it very seriously and are prepared to act.
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When Does Statute of Limitations Run in Asbestos Drilling Mud Lawsuits?

When Does Statute of Limitations Run in Asbestos Drilling Mud Lawsuits? April 19, 2014. By Heidi Turner.
Jackson, MS In any lawsuit, there can be some dispute over when the statute of limitations began running, but in cases involving asbestos drilling mud, the exact time the statute of limitations begins running is even less clear. That is because a great deal of time can pass between the time a person works with drilling mud and the time he or she develops lung problems. Even after the lung problems develop there can be a substantial gap from becoming ill to learning that the asbestos drilling mud may be linked to the lung problems. Those gaps in time make it difficult to know for sure when the statute of limitations has run out.
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