For many in the construction or maintenance industries, asbestos poses a large and potentially lethal risk. Asbestos is a harmful substance found in many insulation materials. When inhaled, asbestos can cause severe breathing issues as well as various kinds of cancer.
Roundup Lawsuit Latest News
In 2018, Bayer acquired Monsanto, the company behind the world's most popular weed killer- Roundup. Bayer was already a chemical and pharmaceutical giant, but their company portfolio expanded with Monsanto's Roundup. This popular weed killer had already become a household name and was being used liberally throughout the United States and globally. With the acquisition, Bayer took over manufacturing and distributing Roundup.
Cancer From Roundup: What to Know about Lawsuits
For decades, Monsanto's—now Bayer's—Roundup has been connected to cases of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and other illnesses. Thousands of health diagnoses have been linked to Roundup, especially in recent years. This popular weed killer has a key ingredient in it called glyphosate, a toxic substance and "probable human carcinogen," according to the WHO and IARC. When combined with certain inert ingredients, glyphosate's toxicity is amplified. Such is the case with Roundup. As a result, it's quickly becoming one of the most toxic popular weed killers.
How Using Roundup Can Lead to Cancer
If you've ever used the popular weed-killer, Roundup and started coughing while you were using it, you may have begun to wonder about its safety. You aren't alone! Many others wondered the same thing and have gone so far as to have their health checked as a result. Unfortunately, the reality is that many have suffered deadly illnesses that are believed to have been caused by Roundup.
The U.S. Supreme Court's Rejection of J & J's Appeal
Facing over 21,800 lawsuits over its talc-based products, pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is under fire. Many of these lawsuits claim that Johnson & Johnson was aware for decades that their talc powders contained carcinogenic asbestos. This exposure then put people at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases. Their baby powder, in particular, has been claimed by thousands to have caused ovarian cancer.
Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma in Army Veterans
For over a century, Army veterans have been exposed to a cancer-causing mineral called asbestos. For decades, the United States Army and other military branches used asbestos in everything from buildings, vehicles, ships, and aircraft.
U.S. Navy Veterans: Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma
Many of the veterans who served in the military from the 1930s through the 1980s developed mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. The greatest branch of the military to suffer was the Navy.
Roundhouse Asbestos Exposure in Michigan
Much of the asbestos exposures experienced by railroad workers in Michigan occurred in what was known as Roundhouses. Throughout the state of Michigan, roundhouses were locations where train cars were serviced, maintained, and repaired beginning in the late 19th century.
The types of asbestos products that railroad workers were exposed to changed significantly when diesel engines replaced steam in the mid-20th century. The use of Roundhouses for repair and maintenance continued throughout the 20th century. A few are still in use today.
Risk of Mesothelioma for Shipyard Workers
Shipyard workers dedicate their careers to building ships primarily for industrial and military purposes. Unfortunately, what many shipbuilders don't realize or haven't been warned against is the fact that asbestos exposure on the job is perhaps the greatest work hazard they face, and they can be exposed constantly in their line of work.
Exposure to asbestos can lead to health complications and asbestos-related diseases decades after the exposure happens. One such disease is mesothelioma.
Filing an Asbestos-Related Claim as a Railroad Worker
Asbestos exposure at work is one of the leading causes of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases among railroad workers. Asbestos, a known human carcinogen, can be found in old rail cars, in rail ties, in locomotives, and even in old railroad buildings. Exposure to asbestos fibers is serious, as they can get lodged in your lungs and cause issues years after exposure, as the dormancy stage is roughly 10-40 years.