Client Spotlight - Michael Kaplan & Sean Sasser: A love that could not be dimmed by a mesothelioma diagnosis

Sean Sasser

There are numerous factors about the human experience that make us unique. The color of your eyes. The length of your hair. The religion you believe in. The type of food you enjoy. The people you are attracted to. While these things individually do not define you, they play a role in who you are - and who you should be proud to be!

EPA Announces Ban on Asbestos

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On April 5, 2021, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule that, if implemented, will ban the importing and manufacturing of products containing chrysotile asbestos. While there are several types of asbestos, chrysotile asbestos is the only type of asbestos known to be currently imported and used in the United States.

Asbestos Exposure in Automotive Plants in Michigan

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If you work in the automotive industry, then you are among workers who have a higher than average risk of developing asbestos related diseases. In Michigan, heart of the Rust Belt of America, asbestos exposure rates are particularly high. In fact, Michigan was historically one of the top producers of asbestos included automotive materials in the country. It was not until the 1980’s that the US government started regulating asbestos in the automotive industry, meaning that many automotive workers were—and still are—at risk.

Asbestos Exposure and Auto Mechanics

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Auto mechanics, whether hobbyists or full-time professionals, face increased risk of asbestos exposure due to the nature of their work. Asbestos is found in numerous manufactured automobile parts, putting thousands of auto workers—and by extension, their families—at serious risk of developing life-threatening conditions. Despite federal asbestos regulations going into effect in the 1980s, many aftermarket car parts still contain asbestos.

Michigan: A Second Disease State

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There are many of individuals who were exposed to asbestos disease that are diagnosed with Asbestosis, (a non-malignant scaring of the lungs) every year in Michigan. What you might not know is that if you received a settlement for asbestosis, and years later, even decades later, you receive a diagnosis of Primary Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the lung or lining of the abdomen), you or your family will be eligible to file a second disease case. This is the law in the state of Michigan.

Understanding Michigan's Statutes of Limitations Related to Asbestos

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As you sit in the doctor’s office and are being told that you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma, the last thing on your mind is what the Statute of Limitations is for filing an asbestos disease lawsuit.  You are thinking of treatments, ways to get better and spending time with family.

Delivery Truck Vs. Auto Accidents

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Between the recent surge of online shopping and the traditional uptick in retail sales that occurs around the holiday season, the fall and winter months see a major increase in delivery truck traffic on American roads and highways. Couple this with the typical weather hazards of winter driving, and we have the recipe for an increased risk in delivery truck-caused automobile accidents.

Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuit Updates

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Over the past decade, nearly 110,000 women have filed lawsuits against several medical device manufacturers. These lawsuits stem from reports of severe chronic pain, organ damage, infections, bleeding, and emotional pain caused by transvaginal mesh implants. While medical device manufacturers have settled over $8 billion worth of legal claims to date, there are many thousands of lawsuits still pending.

Understanding Your Prognosis with Mesothelioma

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If you’ve recently been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you likely are facing many complex questions and decisions related to your health. It is natural to be concerned about your prognosis, in particular.

Roundup and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Causes and Symptoms

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One of the most widely used weed killers in the world, Roundup, has been linked to a substantially increased risk of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and other cancers. Roundup, as well as many other popular weed killers, contains glyphosate. Glyphosate is an herbicide that is found in over 700 weed killing products most commonly used in gardening and farming.

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