Belluck & Fox Legal Blog

Could Canadian Mesothelioma Screening Trial Improve Reporting Numbers?

Posted on August 23, 2016 by asbestos-39996_640

Last month, a professor at the University of Calgary questioned the validity of a report of the number of asbestos-related workplace deaths in Alberta, Canada. One reason the numbers are low, he claims, is that mesothelioma cases are under-reported. However,… Keep Reading

U.S. Steel Fined for Exposing Workers to Asbestos Hazards

Posted on August 16, 2016 by Dumpster-non

In July, we reported on the charges a Dearborn, MI school district official faced after harassing an employee after she raised concerns over potential asbestos exposure. Now, thanks to a concerned employee at U.S. Steel, the company is facing nearly… Keep Reading

Vandalism at Illinois School Could Lead to Asbestos Abatement Work

Posted on August 9, 2016 by Danger Asbestos Hazard

Several teenagers bent on entertaining themselves at the end of July took to vandalizing St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bloomington, IL. Not only might the destruction lead to a delayed opening of school, but it may also lead to a… Keep Reading

Rochester Judge Sentences Developer for Exposing Workers to Asbestos

Posted on July 26, 2016 by gavel-568417_640

In March, we reported on the Rochester property developer convicted of violating the Clean Air Act asbestos work practice standards involving asbestos removal and disturbance. Now, a New York judge has sentenced the man for exposing workers to asbestos during… Keep Reading

Oklahoma School Students and Workers Benefit from Influx of Money from EPA to Assess Asbestos Safety

Posted on July 19, 2016 by Elementary school

Many schools built prior to the 1980’s used materials that contain asbestos, and still harbor asbestos-containing materials, leaving students and school workers at a potential risk for asbestos exposure. However, the U.S. government agencies know that with due diligence health… Keep Reading

Michigan School Employee to Be Compensated After Punishment for Raising Asbestos Concerns

Posted on July 12, 2016 by cleaning-lady-258520_960_720

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s federal investigators found Dearborn, MI school district officials guilty of violating the whistleblower provisions of the Clean Air Act after punishing a school janitor when she complained about exposure to asbestos while cleaning school… Keep Reading

NY Court of Appeals Rules Companies Have a Duty to Warn of Asbestos in Products

Posted on July 5, 2016 by justice scales

The dangers of asbestos have been recognized for decades. Even so, many workers were unknowingly exposed to the carcinogen even while companies who supplied asbestos-laden products they worked with knew the workers could have lasting health issues if not properly… Keep Reading

$22 Million Verdict for Part-Time Construction Worker Exposed to Asbestos

Posted on June 29, 2016 by

A part-time construction worker who developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos has won a $22 million verdict against Burnham LLC, manufacturer of the boilers primarily responsible for his disease, nationally recognized New York law firm of Belluck & Fox,… Keep Reading

Illinois Contractor Charged with Asbestos Crimes

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Our New York Asbestos attorneys represent clients who have suffered illness due to asbestos exposure.

Too many times we have to report on contractors who cut corners during renovation and demolition projects. These short cuts invariably lead to dangerous health risks for workers and innocent residents. In another case of disregard for the law, a… Keep Reading

Detroit Neighborhood Residents Concerned About Possible Asbestos Exposure From Abandoned Dumpster

Posted on June 14, 2016 by Fox 2 News Detroit

It has been a challenging year for residents in Flint, Michigan as they fight for clean water after the city’s water lines were found to be tainted with lead. Now, residents in the neighboring city of Detroit may be facing… Keep Reading