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Power Plant Mesothelioma Case May Be Just the Start for Mongolia

Mongolia has recorded its first-ever case of mesothelioma, but researchers say it is not likely to be the last. An article in the International ournal of Occupational and Environmental Health details the case of a 47-year old woman who developed mesothelioma after working for 28 years in a coal-burning thermal power plant. As in other parts of the world, asbestos has been widely used in Mongolian thermal power plants as an insulating material. Based on the prevalence of asbestos at these power plants, and the fact that more than 80 percent of mesothelioma cases worldwide have a history of asbestos exposure, the researchers recommend that Mongolia prepare for a significant rise in the disease. “We expect additional cases of mesothelioma, … Continue reading Power Plant Mesothelioma Case May Be Just the Start for Mongolia »

Mesothelioma Case Ends in $208 Million Verdict

A jury in California has awarded what may be the largest punitive damages award in state history to a woman who says she got mesothelioma cancer from washing her husband’s asbestos-laden work clothes.  Rhoda Evans and her husband Bobby were awarded $8.8 million in compensatory damages and $200 in punitive damages after the Los Angeles jury decided that the manufacturer of the asbestos pipes Bobby Evans worked with knew how dangerous they were but failed to put warning labels on them. Bobby Evans worked for the L.A. Department of Water and Power from 1974 and 1998.  As part of his job, he had to cut asbestos cement water pipes manufactured by CertainTeed Corporation.  Cutting the pipes created asbestos dust, which Evans then … Continue reading Mesothelioma Case Ends in $208 Million Verdict »

Mesothelioma Takes Life of Merlin Olsen

Merlin Olsen was one of the strongest players in NFL history, but malignant mesothelioma proved to be one rival he could not defeat. NFL Rookie of the Year in 1962. NFL player of the year in 1964. A Football Hall of Famer, television actor and commentator, Olsen died of mesothelioma on March 11, a disease he and his family claimed he contracted from exposure to asbestos. A football standout early on at Utah State, Olsen went on to a successful 15 year career with the Los Angeles Rams and was elected to the Pro Bowl in 14 of those seasons, starting with his rookie year in 1962. He remains the Rams’ all-time leader in career tackles. At 6’ 5”and 275 … Continue reading Mesothelioma Takes Life of Merlin Olsen »