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Dems Tone-Deaf on Veterans' Asbestos Issue

Sara Warner | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

As a civil justice observer, might I add one missing item to the veterans'-issues-reform agenda? It's certainly not up there with immediate healthcare needs, but new federal court rulings threaten to open old wounds for many who made the ultimate sacrifice, albeit decades after they served.

An Asbestos Decision That Disserves Our Vets

Joanne Doroshow | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Joanne Doroshow

Asbestos is one of those lethal toxins that should not persist as a problem in this country, but it does.

Got Advanced Cancer? Consider Clinical Trials

Deborah J. Cornwall | Posted 07.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah J. Cornwall

Increased volunteer participation in trials offers patients access to cutting-edge treatments and contributes to the development of better treatments to prolong life and eventually drive those cancers into remission.

Pandora's Box: Dems Should Pay Close Attention to Victims Facing Asbestos Perjury Claims

Sara Warner | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics
Sara Warner

It's one thing to embrace political allies like the trial lawyers, but I'm hoping my fellow Democrats shed light on this gray area. By doing so, and by focusing on protecting victims, we can avoid some of the election-year debris from this particular train wreck.

In Lawsuit Jungle, Clients Need a 'Bill of Rights'

Sara Warner | Posted 06.07.2014 | DC
Sara Warner

The well-established Los Angeles attorney clearly meant to counter my argument that we need a civil litigation "clients bill of rights," but he was inadvertently proving my key point: most of us have no idea about the "dark side" of civil justice.

Court Order Disrupts Asbestos World, but What of the 'Perjury Pawns'?

Sara Warner | Posted 04.29.2014 | Crime
Sara Warner

It started, literally, with a billion-dollar question. The answer came with a scathing judge's order saying attorneys from several national firms have...

House Votes To Increase Asbestos Claim Disclosures

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Wednesday voted to tighten disclosure requirements from asbestos trusts set up more than 20 years ago to help pay bil...

What Henry Ford Can Teach Us About Nanotechnology

Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D. | Posted 09.03.2013 | Science
Ainissa G. Ramirez, Ph.D.

By miniaturizing matter, science fact will look like science fiction. Very soon we will create human tissue, make super-fast computers, and invent new cures building them atom-by-atom.

Lynne Peeples

Asbestos, Lead Among Tornado Health Concerns As Cleanup Begins

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 05.23.2013 | Green

Chris Whitley had already survived three tornadoes and had worked at the scene of dozens more before arriving in Joplin, Mo. "It was unlike anythin...

Surviving Is Not the End, but Just the Beginning

Heather Von St. James | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Heather Von St. James

What does it mean to be a survivor? And I'm not talking about outsmarting a bunch of other people on an island in the South Pacific. I'm talking surviving something that you're not supposed to. In my case, it was cancer.

You Are a Guinea Pig

David Rosner | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
David Rosner

A hidden epidemic is poisoning America. The toxins are in the air we breathe and the water we drink, in the walls of our homes and the furniture within them. And there's a reason why you've never read about it in the newspaper or seen a report on the nightly news.

This Earth Day, Let's Focus on Healthy Homes

Terri Ludwig | Posted 06.22.2013 | Impact
Terri Ludwig

Today is Earth Day, a time to reflect on our environmental impact and consider shifts toward healthier and more sustainable living. But today I'm not thinking about litter on the side of highways or rapidly depleting rainforests -- my thoughts are with a woman named Nicki and her two little girls in Portland, Ore.

Lynne Peeples

Poison Pushers: Lead Paint, Other Toxic Products Sold To Unsuspecting Customers Abroad

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.25.2013 | Green

Not until Perry Gottesfeld pulled up to the front gates of Seigneurie in Cameroon did he realize the African country's leading paint manufacturer was ...

Do Asbestos Victims Deserve Compensation? And Other Questions the Wall Street Journal Never Asks

Brian Young | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business
Brian Young

Is the Wall Street Journal afraid to make an affirmative statement about so-called "fraud" in asbestos cases? They should be.

Shedding a Tear for the Insurance Industry?

Brian Young | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Brian Young

ALEC and their allies in government and the media can cry their crocodile tears for the poor, downtrodden insurance companies, but I won't shed a tear for the multimillion dollar industry.

WATCH: Students Allegedly Used To Remove Asbestos

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education

An Ohio school is under criminal investigation after it allegedly had volunteers, including students as young as 13, remove debris from an asbestos-co...

Lynne Peeples

Sandy Cleanup Workers: Could Illness, Litigation Lie Ahead?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 01.09.2013 | Green

Greg Floyd recalled the burgeoning hazards when he first toured Sandy-damaged New York City public housing a couple days after the hurricane hit. "...

A Puff, Poof or Dab of Danger

Indie Lee | Posted 01.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Indie Lee

I've been following three talc lawsuits, and felt it important enough to share what's going on. For those who aren't label detectives, like myself, talc can be found in many personal care and beauty products, from baby powder to blush to anti-blemish products.

Lynne Peeples

Asbestos May Pose Health Hazards In Sandy's Wake

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.03.2012 | Green

Among the wreckage removed in Joplin, Mo., after the 2011 tornado was 2,600 tons of asbestos debris. "That was a small community," said Linda Reins...

The Best States To Sue A Company

24/7 Wall St. | Alexander E.M. Hess, Michael B. Sauter and Samuel Weigley | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St.: According to the in-house lawyers of America’s biggest companies, the court system is making things easier for them. The U.S. Ch...

Flame Retardant Industry: Using Tobacco Industry Tactics to Promote the Asbestos of Our Time

Michael Green | Posted 07.17.2012 | Green
Michael Green

The Chicago Tribune found that the three leading makers of fire retardant chemicals have for decades used deception and phony "citizen's groups" to mislead the public, legislators and regulators about the efficacy and safety of their products.

Capitol's Asbestos Saga Ends After 13 Years, $173 Million

| Posted 05.17.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff This week marks the official conclusion of the case of 10 Architect of the Capitol employees who were exposed to a...

End the Delays Deadly to Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Saturday is Workers' Memorial Day, a time devoted to commemorating those killed on the job. No one volunteers to sacrifice their life for corporate profit, yet every day in workplaces across this country, the lives of 12 workers are taken, not given.

EPA allowed unsafe handling of asbestos, IG says

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 02.14.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Jim Morris and Chris Hamby, iWatch NewsThe Environmental Protection Agency has allowed the use of unapproved methods to demolish buildings conta...

Makeover of New Orleans Naval Complex Slated for 2013

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.06.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

After a string of natural and man-made catastrophes, New Orleans has become a spot to share expertise on flooding, wind, spilled oil and any other grief that comes down the pike.