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Wyoming – Asbestos Trades – Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
13 new asbestos suits file Nov. 30-Dec. 4 inMadisonCounty
12/21/2009 8:52 AM By Kelly Holleran
A total of 13 newasbestos lawsuits were filed in Madison County Circuit Court throughout the week of Nov. 30 through Dec. 4.
The following complaints were filed:
--Barbara Brawley of Arkansas claims her recently deceased husband, Thomas Brawley Jr., developed mesothelioma after his work at Liquid Carbonic and W.P. Rock in Illinois in 1954; as a pipefitter at DuPont Chemical from 1964 until 1965; at Hoyer Schlesinger Turner in 1968; at Piping Systems from 1968 until 1970; as an insulator and laborer at Brown and Roots from 1969 until 1985; and as a member of the Steamfitters' Local 614. Barbara Brawley will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1306.
--Deborah and Glenn Briscoe ofWest Virginia claim Deborah Briscoe developed mesothelioma after her work at UPS Freight from 1972 until 2009. She was also secondarily exposed to asbestos fibers through her husband, who worked as an electrician, and through her father, who was a mechanic, according to the complaint. The Briscoes will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1292.
--Beverly Dietrich ofMinnesota claims her brother, Richard Dietrich, developed mesothelioma after his work as a supervisor at various locations from 1952 until the late 1980s. Beverly Dietrich will be represented by Nicholas J. Angelides of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1302l
--David Gallagher of New York claims his recently deceased father, Arnold Gallagher, developed mesothelioma after his work as a machinist, oiler, expediter, planner, mechanic, sales, building maintenance and maintenance manager at various locations throughout Illinois, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, California and Utah from 1956 until 1998. David Gallagher will be represented by Amy E. Garrett and W. Brent Copple of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1303.
--Sam E. and Shirley Grace Jones of Alabama claim Sam E. Jones developed mesothelioma after his work as a farmer and construction worker from 1940 until 1966, as a laborer at Enterprise Oil Mill from 1966 until 1979, as an assembly line worker for Dorsey's Tractor Trailer from 1966 until 1994 and as a security officer for Session Company from 1982 until 1983. The Jones will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1289.
--William Helsby ofNevada, a technician, tool and dye worker, mold helper and iron cutter at various locations throughoutIllinois andMichigan from 1957 until 1998, claims mesothelioma. Helsby will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1309.
--Gregory A. and Patricia M. Kozlowski ofPennsylvania claim Gregory A. Kozlowski developed mesothelioma after his work as a union laborer for LIUNA Local #373 from 1967 until 1978 and as an operating engineer with IUOE Local #66 from 1978 until 1992. The Kozlowskis will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1298.
--Charles R. Nahl ofMinnesota, an electrician at Great Northern Railway from 1952 until 1991, claims mesothelioma. Nahl will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1293.
--Janet Neumann ofWyoming claims her recently deceased husband, Dale L. Neumann,developed lung cancer after his work as a pipefitter and welder from 1952 until 1956, as a welder for Independent Engineering Company from 1956 until 1961, as a worker for JMJ Industries and as a self-employed contractor in 1957, as a construction worker in 1958 for Ben Ruser Construction, as a contractor for M & H Builders from 1961 until 1962, as a self-employed contractor from 1962 until 1990 and as a wood worker from 1990 until his death. Janet Neumann will be represented by Elizabeth V. Heller and Robert Rowland of Goldenberg, Heller, Antognoli and Rowland in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1311.
--Richard and Kathleen Pierce of Minnesota claim Richard Pierce developed mesothelioma after his work as a shipping packager at LDI Safeco in 1996, as a boiler tech for the U.S. Navy from 1961 until 1964, as a warehouseman, forklift operator and receiving checker for United Hardware from 1967 until 1991, as a shipper and receiver for Ausburg Fortress Publishers from 1991 until 1995, as a slag stripper at Olympic Steel from 1996 until 1997, as an order preparer at Kmart Distribution Center from 1997 until 2000, as a shadetree mechanic from the 1960s until 1980s, as general laborer at a cheese plant from 1964 until 1965, as a gas pumper and cashier in the 1960s and as a warehouseman at St. Regis Paper Company in the 1960s. The Pierces will be represented by Randy L. Gori of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. W. Mark Lanier, Patrick N. Haines, R. Craig Bullock and J. Kyle Beale of The Lanier Law Firm inHouston will serve of counsel. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1294.
--Nancy Pigue ofMissouri claims her recently deceased husband, Edward Pigue, developed mesothelioma after his work as a truck driver, laborer and mechanic's helper from 1943 until 1986. Nancy Pigue will be represented by Randy S. Cohn of Simmons, Browder, Gianaris, Angelides and Barnerd inEast Alton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1296.
--Leslie E. Rees ofCalifornia, a service boiler maker from 1950 until 1955, a member of the United States Navy at various intervals from 1950 until 1969, a research and development technician from 1968 until 1971 and a building maintenance laborer from 1973 until 1977, claims mesothelioma. Rees will be represented by Richard L. Saville Jr. and Ethan A. Flint of Saville andFlint inAlton. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1297.
--Lorenzo Walker of Iowa, a stocker at Baker's Supermarket in 1993, a worker at Caniglia Italian Restaurant in 1994, a packer at Arnie Hanson's Furniture Moving from 1995 until 1998 and a temporary worker at All in a Day Temp Service from 1995 until 2001, claims mesothelioma.Walker will be represented by Randy L. Gori and Barry Julian of Gori, Julian and Associates in Edwardsville. Madison County Circuit Court case number: 09-L-1310.
Wyoming – Asbestos Medical –Mesothelioma Study
Highest Rate of Mesothelioma inU.S. found inMaine
Posted by admin May 30th, 2009 |
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, a part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, recently released data that shows the state ofMaine as having the highest death rate frommesothelioma in the country. The data, collected between 1999 and 2005, found around 18,000 people died annually from asbestos related cancer. The ratio works out to about 14 deaths per million people each year.
However, inMaine, the average is much higher at around 27 deaths from asbestos related cancer per million people each year. Other states that have higher than averagedeath rates frommesothelioma includeWyoming with 22 deaths per million people andWest Virginia with 21 deaths per million people.Pennsylvania andNew Jersey also had higher than average with 21 and 20 deaths per million respectively.
Mesothelioma, a fatal form of cancer, is caused by exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. Once popularly used for its high insulation qualities, asbestos is now strictly regulated and many countries ban its use. Today, contact with airborne asbestos fibers typically occurs during asbestos abatement procedures. To protect those working with or around the carcinogen special equipment and protective clothing must be worn.
Wyoming airmen sue over trash burning inIraq
The Associated Press | Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2009 12:00 am
CHEYENNE - TwoCheyenne airmen have filed a lawsuit alleging that open-air trash burning by defense department contractors near bases where they were stationed inIraq has damaged their health.
Senior Master Sgt. Glen S. Massman and Staff Sgt. Wendy L. McBreairty filed the lawsuit Wednesday in state district court inCheyenne. According to a press release, other veterans have filed similar lawsuits in courts around the country.
TheCheyenne lawsuit names four companies as defendants: KBR Inc.; Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc.; Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC; and Halliburton. Spokesmen for the companies say they haven't reviewed any of the lawsuits and can't comment.
Massman and McBreairty charge in their lawsuit that the open-air burn pits emitted toxic fumes, smoke and ash near military camps and bases inIraq andAfghanistan, beginning in 2004 and continuing today.
They charge that military personnel were exposed to the emissions. They say that created health problems ranging from headaches and respiratory problems to cancer and death.
Waste burned in the pits included trucks, tires, latrine waste, asbestos insulation and "hundreds and hundreds of thousands of plastic water bottles," according to the suit. It said that burning plastic emits dioxins, which cause cancer.
"KBR knew or should have known that operating vast open-air burn pits jeopardized the health and safety of thousands of Americans," attorney Elizabeth Burke said in a statement.
"The hazards of operating large open-air burn pits were well known," Burke said. "KBR showed an utter disregard for the safety of the troops when they chose to use open-air burn pits and failed to use incinerators and other safer methods of waste disposal."
Heather L. Browne, spokeswoman for KBR, released a statement saying the company hasn't reviewed the complaints and couldn't comment on specifics.
"The general assertion, however, that KBR knowingly harmed soldiers or contractors is unfounded," Browne stated. "The safety and security of all employees and those the company serves remains KBR's top priority."
Cathy Mann, a spokeswoman for Halliburton, also released a statement saying the company hasn't been served with any of the lawsuits and can't comment on their specific allegations. She said that if the allegations are based on KBR's activities inIraq andAfghanistan, then Halliburton wouldn't be responsible.
Massman alleges that he was exposed to smoke, haze and fumes from burn pits while stationed atCamp Bucca,Iraq in 2006 and 2007. He claims he suffers from respiratory problems, tightness in his chest, constant dry cough, increased allergic sensitivities and frequent headaches as a result of exposure.
McBreairty alleges that she was exposed to toxic emissions from burn pits while stationed atBalad,Iraq, according to the complaint.
The complaint states that smoke at the Balad base "filled the nearby living quarters with smoke and haze," and "reduced visibility to only a few yards."
McBreairty contends that as a result to exposure to the smoke, she suffers from chronic cough, respiratory symptoms, sore joints, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, chronic pain syndrome and multiple sclerosis.
Posted in State-and-regional onSunday, May 3, 2009 12:00 am