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Laborer alleges lung cancer from asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 25, 2018

A laborer accuses several manufacturers of causing his lung cancer.

Asbestos-related lung cancer prompts suit

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 25, 2018

A laborer blames a host of manufacturers for his lung cancer.

Manufacturing companies accused of exposing mechanic to asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 5, 2018

A mechanic's death from alleged asbestos exposure prompted a recent lawsuit.

Former laborer blames manufacturing companies for his lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 5, 2018

Several companies face a lawsuit over a former laborer's alleged exposure to asbestos.

Widow alleges husband's lung cancer caused by asbestos

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A widow accuses several manufacturing companies of failing to warn her husband about the toxic effects of asbestos.

Companies did not warn about asbestos, couple says

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 4, 2018

A Houston couple claim several manufacturing companies did not properly warn them about the dangers of asbestos exposure.

From Legal Newsline

A bale of hay and a block of cheese: How Mark Lanier won the $4.7 billion talcum powder verdict

By Dan Fisher | Oct 4, 2018

ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) - Partway through a trial over allegedly asbestos-tainted baby powder that ended with a $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in St. Louis earlier this year, attorney Mark Lanier whipped a knife from out of his pocket and held it over a large block of yellow cheese.

Manufacturing companies face lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure.

By Lhalie Castillo | Oct 3, 2018

A couple blame several manufacturing companies for exposure to asbestos.

Former welder alleges asbestos-related lung cancer

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 28, 2018

A former welder blames a host of manufacturing companies for his lung cancer.

Maune Raichle retained as special litigation counsel in Bestwall bankruptcy proceeding

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 28, 2018

Local asbestos firm Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd is among four plaintiff’s firms acting as special litigation counsel on medical science matters in Bestwall LLC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding.

Suit alleges manufacturers never warned about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 27, 2018

Nearly two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit from a man claiming asbestos caused his cancer.

Madison County asbestos trial ends in settlement; Jurors deliberated two days

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

A Madison County asbestos trial ended in a settlement Wednesday after the jury had been deliberating for two days.

Madison County sees first asbestos trial of the year after docket update at HarrisMartin conference

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 26, 2018

One week before a rare Madison County asbestos trial began in Associate Judge Stephen Stobbs’ courtroom, he was joined by asbestos attorneys to provide an update on Madison County’s asbestos docket at the HarrisMartin Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Widow sues manufacturers for husband's death from alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 26, 2018

The widow of a crane operator blames several manufacturing companies for the death of her husband.

Suit alleges companies failed to warn about asbestos dangers

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 25, 2018

A couple recently filed a lawsuit against nearly two dozen companies over their alleged exposure to asbestos.

Bethalto woman sues over man's alleged asbestos exposure

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 24, 2018

More than two dozen manufacturing companies face a lawsuit over a family's accusation of asbestos exposure.

Ameron files motion for directed verdict in Madison County asbestos trial, says Bond Strand causation is 'speculative at best'

By Heather Isringhausen Gvillo | Sep 21, 2018

Ameron International Corporation filed a motion for a directed verdict Thursday in an Edwardsville man’s mesothelioma trial, arguing that he failed to provide sufficient causation evidence regarding the defendant’s Bond Strand product.

From Legal Newsline

Trump admin makes use of Medicare law in blunt warning to asbestos lawyers

By Daniel Fisher | Sep 19, 2018

In the Trump administration, at least, the government will no longer look the other way as asbestos lawyers negotiate lenient terms that make it easy for their current clients to get money at the expense of future claimants and federal entitlement programs.

Widow sues product manufacturers for husband's death

By Lhalie Castillo | Sep 17, 2018

The surviving spouse of a man who died of lung cancer blames several manufacturers of the asbestos exposure that led to his death.

Asbestos trial set to begin in Stobbs court; Plaintiff is from Madison County

By Ann Maher | Sep 14, 2018

An Edwardsville man who worked as an insulator for Shell Oil refinery in Wood River for more than 30 years is expected to take his mesothelioma case to trial in Madison County Circuit Court today.

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