Year: 2019

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks

Shale Development is not Worth the Risks A Carnegie Mellon University study has found that despite the economic benefits that shale development brings to the region, it is not worth the negative effects. From 2004 to 2016, air pollution from shale gas development in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia caused 1,200 to 4,600 premature deaths. […]

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer People diagnosed with lung cancer who were exposed to asbestos could be eligible to receive compensation. Asbestos companies profited while endangering people’s lives, with many people becoming sick later in life from their work related asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that can be found in […]

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is sometimes mistaken for lung cancer, even though they are completely separate cancers affecting different organs. The main difference between the two is their location. Lung cancer originates and occurs in different areas of the lungs while mesothelioma occurs in the mesothelium, which surrounds the lungs and other areas of […]

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Lung cancer is a problem for residents of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Estimated new cases of lung cancer for Pennsylvania in 2019 are 79,890 and new cases for West Virginia are 12,440. Industries like steel mills contribute to this problem, causing lung cancer in workers just […]

How Asbestos Trusts Work

How Asbestos Trusts Work To create trusts, asbestos companies filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. This allowed them to reorganize to pay out to asbestos victims. This does not hurt the company, but instead helps protect it from future liability related to asbestos. Companies can pay those suffering from asbestos related diseases over time instead of […]

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