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Millwrights Note Health Problems Due to On-the-Job Asbestos Exposure

The duties of a millwright probably include those tasks that many people take for granted. For example, when one has the opportunity to observe a shiny new factory, a refinery, a steel plant, or something similar, it’s usually in a state of completion and ready to run. However, it’s the nation’s millwrights that are largely Read More

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Pipefitters among Those Most at Risk for Asbestos Disease

Look around you. Pipes are everywhere. Some are small. Others are huge. They’re made of a variety of materials, and all sorts of chemicals, fuels, and solutions – and even plain old air – flow through these multi-shaped tubes every minute of every day. You’ll find them in homes as well as in commercial and Read More

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Fracking caused earthquakes in existing faults in Ohio, study says

By Don Hopey / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette A new scientific study has linked 77 minor earthquakes last March around Poland, Ohio, just across the Pennsylvania-Ohio state line, to hydraulic fracturing. The seismic sequence, including a rare “felt” quake of a magnitude 3.0 on the Richter Scale, was linked to active “fracking” by Hilcorp Energy Co. on Read More

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Grand jury indicts Blankenship

Fallout for Don Blankenship after the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster FROM the WV Record: November 13, 2014 4:26 PM By CHRIS DICKERSON CHARLESTON – A federal grand jury on Thursday returned an indictment charging former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship with four criminal offenses related to the April 2010 explosion at the Upper Big Branch Mine Read More

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Weirton Steel Mesothelioma Lawyer

I have represented the victims of asbestos related mesothelioma and lung cancer that worked at Weirton Steel for more than 25 years. Know your lawyer. I have personally seen the devastation of these horrible, preventable diseases.

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The Supreme Court Dims the Lights on Coal Power

FROM Bloomberg Businessweek: By Matthew Phillips The Supreme Court on Tuesday affirmed the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate air pollution from coal-burning power plants. The 6-to-2 decision written by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg hands the Obama administration what is arguably its biggest environmental victory in its effort to use the Clean Air Act as Read More

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West Virginia Statute Of Limitations

What you ought to know about time limits All states have time limits for filing lawsuits. The West Virginia statute of limitations is 2 years from the date that you were diagnosed with a disease to file a lawsuit against the parties that caused the disease. For example, if you are diagnosed with lung cancer Read More

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A Century of Controversy, Accidents in West Virginia’s Chemical Valley in Lead-up to Spill

From By Laura Parker for National Geographic PUBLISHED JANUARY 16, 2014 Even before last week’s chemical spill fouled tap water in nine counties in West Virginia, where more than 200,000 people still cannot use their water after seven long days, it was not unusual to find black water running from kitchen faucets in homes Read More

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues stunning reversal in cases of Liability of Employers when the Employee gets Mesothelioma

In a stunning reversal the Pennsylvania Supreme Court reversed the Order from the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh, PA allowing a Plaintiff who was barred from bringing a Worker’s Compensation or any claim because the disease did not manifest itself within the 300 week statute of limitations under the Workers Compensation Act. Read More

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Personal Injury

The Law Offices of Lee W. Davis, Esquire, L.L.C. assists people who have suffered serious injuries at work and at home from accidents and exposure to toxic substances, like asbestos and benzene. Call the the Law Offices of Lee W. Davis, Esquire, L.L.C. at 412 781 0525 for a free evaluation. Read below for more Read More

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