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March 20, 2018. By Anne Wallace.
Trenton, NJ Environmental law has become better at protecting consumers from asbestos exposure in recent decades. But mesothelioma has a very long latency period, sometimes as long as 50 years. The plaintiff’s case in many asbestos mesothelioma lawsuits depends on finding very old samples of the product implicated in exposure. That’s tough, especially when those samples tend to be in the possession of the defendant.Read [ New Evidence Reopens Scotts Turf Builder Mesothelioma Lawsuit ]
May 6, 2017. By Deb Hipp.
Denver, CO: Many state legislatures in the US spent the first quarter considering reform proposals that increased coverage for first responders who suffer mental stress injuries, according to Business Insurance.Read [ State Legislatures on Track to Reform Workers' Compensation for First Responders ]
June 21, 2016. By Heidi Turner.
Helena, MT: A woman who worked as a confidential informant for the Missouri River Drug Task Force has filed a lawsuit against the City of Helena alleging professional sexual misconduct on the part of one of the city’s police officers. The unnamed plaintiff alleges that she was sexually assaulted multiple times by a police officer from May 2012 to October 2012. The lawsuit further alleges that the same police officer sexually exploited other victims as well.Read [ Lawsuit Filed against City for Officer’s Alleged Sexual Misconduct ]
January 29, 2016. By The National Trial Lawyers.
A young highway worker who was paralyzed when a construction implement used to lift concrete barriers fell on him has recovered a $5.1 million recovery for his injuries.Read [ Highway Worker Recovers $5.1 Million After Construction Jig Falls on His Head ]
August 12, 2013. By Heidi Turner.
Read [ Roller Coaster Accidents Put Spotlight on Safety ]
Dallas, TX Two roller coaster accidents involving falls from the thrill rides have put the spotlight back on amusement park safety. The amusement park accidents, one of which was fatal, happened within days of each other and have some people asking if more can be done to prevent theme park injuries.
November 1, 2012. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Montana Couple Launches SSRI Birth Defects Lawsuit ]
Butte, MT The potential for SSRI Birth Defects would have been furthest from the minds of Lisa Rooney and Wayne Halvorsen when their infant daughter arrived in 2009. However, after their baby was born with a severe heart defect allegedly due to the SSRI antidepressant prescribed to Rooney, the Butte couple decided to take legal action.
September 8, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Libby Woodchips: Asbestos-Mesothelioma Concern? ]
Libby, MT According to Mike Crill, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "screwed up big time" by covering up potentially asbestos-contaminated wood chips in Libby. "I know that millions of dollars have been spent cleaning up this town but that doesn't resolve the issue of people being exposed to asbestos," says Mike. "Government officials have downplayed asbestos mesothelioma since they came to Libby."
July 2, 2011. By Jane Mundy.
Read [ Evacuation from Montana Oil Spill ]
Billings, MT Residents near Laurel, Montana were temporarily evacuated Saturday morning after an ExxonMobile crude oil pipeline ruptured and caused an unknown amount of oil to spill into the waterway. The pipeline, which runs under the Yellowstone River near Billings in south-central Montana, apparently leaked for about 30 minutes.
May 19, 2011. By Gordon Gibb.
Read [ Two Years After W.R. Grace Acquittal, Asbestos Cleanup in Libby Continues ]
Libby, MT If there were ever such a thing as an asbestosis ''headquarters,'' that would have been the town of Libby, Montana. And two years after W.R. Grace managed to escape prosecution from criminal charges relating to asbestos contamination of the town, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed that the air above Libby is now safe.
March 23, 2011. By Lucy Campbell.
Read [ Del Monte Recalls Cantaloupes Because Of Possible Salmonella Panama Contamination ]
Washington, DC Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. (“Del Monte Fresh”) of Coral Gables, Florida is recalling 4,992 cartons of cantaloupes, each containing 4 plastic mesh sleeves with 3 cantaloupes per sleeve, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella Panama, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella Panama often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella Panama can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.
- U-Prosta Natural Products Recalled Nationwide By Lucy Campbell (Mar-23-11)
- WorldVariety Produce Recalls Serrano Peppers By Lucy Campbell (Mar-21-11)
- 14,158 lbs of Ground Beef Products Recalled By Lucy Campbell (Mar-9-11)
- Study: Accutane Not Linked to Depression By Heidi Turner (Sep-19-10)
- Montana Deputy Sees Wrongful Termination Verdict Upheld By Charles Benson (Jan-5-10)
- Firm Takes Another Turn at Bat By Brenda Craig (Nov-20-09)
- Asbestos Contamination in Montana: Can Libby Be Saved? By Gordon Gibb (Nov-18-09)
- Service member dies in helicopter accident during training By Charles Benson (Oct-29-09)
- A Close Call with Oral Sodium Phosphates By Jane Mundy (Jun-3-09)
- The W.R. Grace Trial: Did Mesothelioma Win, or Lose? By Gordon Gibb (May-18-09)
- More Clues to Montana Plane Crash That Claimed 14 Lives By Gordon Gibb (Mar-24-09)
- What Caused the Montana Plane Crash? By Gordon Gibb (Mar-23-09)
- Montana Plane Crash Kills 17 By Heidi Turner (Mar-22-09)
- Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable-Betrayal of Innocence By Evelyn Pringle (Mar-8-09)
- Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable--Part 2 By Evelyn Pringle (Mar-2-09)
- Asbestos Mesothelioma: A Tale of Two Cities By Gordon Gibb (Feb-20-09)
- Psychiatric Drugging of Children Intolerable--Part 1 By Evelyn Pringle (Feb-19-09)
- Dormant for 50 Years, Asbestos Cancer Suddenly Strikes By Gordon Gibb (Oct-6-08)
- Residents File Lawsuit against Mining Companies By Ginger Gillenwater (Apr-22-08)
- Yamaha Rhino Rollover: Lawsuits Still Being Filed By Heidi Turner (Apr-22-08)
- Attorney John Heenan: "In Montana, a handshake is your contract." By Paul Halpern (Apr-21-08)
- Crash Victim's Relative Files Suit Against Aviation Firm By Ginger Gillenwater (Mar-10-08)
- Flathead Company and Residents Accused of Securities Fraud By Ginger Gillenwater (Mar-3-08)
- Hospitals Allegedly May Hold at Least One Purse String of Personal Bankruptcies By Delsia Hartford (Feb-12-08)
- Veteran Medical Malpractice: "Putting a Band-Aid on Broken Bones" By Heidi Turner (Dec-8-07)
- Asbestos: The Migration of a Killer By Gordon Gibb (Oct-30-07)
- Mesothelioma from Asbestos: The Cost in Human Terms By Gordon Gibb (Oct-25-07)
- Remembering a Hero: Asbestos Activist Les Skramstad By Anne Borden (Jun-12-07)
- Permax Permanently Off but too late for Many By Jane Mundy (Apr-30-07)
- Keeping Safe from Propane Explosions By Heidi Turner (Nov-6-06)