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Asbestos is not used in steel-making to produce steel. Nevertheless, steelworkers experienced significant asbestos exposure because asbestos was used extensively as insulation for the machinery used for steel production, including steel furnaces, ovens, stoves, rolling mills, and boilers.…

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Exposure to asbestos has been shown to cause the development of a lung disease called mesothelioma. Most people assume that the risk of asbestos exposure comes mostly from working around manufacturing processes or construction. However, asbestos was also discovered in talcum powder used in many…

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Colgate-Palmolive, a New York-based, global consumer product giant, has been in the line of fire these past few years. They began as a starch, small soap, and candle business in New York in the 19th century, and they now sell consumer products to hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide.…

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Johnson & Johnson has been around since 1886 and became a household name in 1894 with their introduction of baby powder made from crushed talc. Previous to becoming a household name, they primarily operated to meet the sterilized medical equipment need of doctors and other medical…

Industrial Plant for the production of ethylene, on a winter night

Ethylene Oxide may not sound familiar to you, but things like adhesives, detergents, solvents, anti-freeze, textiles, and pharmaceuticals should. These products are manufactured in such a way that can expose employees and contractors to Ethylene Oxide. Ethylene Oxide gases are hazardous…

Car on the pedestrian path or crosswalk with the downed bicycle

While cyclists can sustain worse injuries in an accident involving a motor vehicle, that doesn't necessarily mean that the driver is always at fault. So much depends on the road, the rules, and the context of the accident. Here are some things to know when it comes to liability in car versus…

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In 2019, 38,800 people were estimated to have lost their lives in car crashes. Another 4.4 million had serious injuries associated with car crashes and they required medical attention. Although…

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Contact: Jennifer McGuffin, Chief Communications Officer, Romanucci & Blandin, LLC

jmcguffin@rblaw.net, 312-253-8783

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Buses are a chosen mode of transportation for many Chicago commuters. Unfortunately, these heavy vehicles can cause serious injuries to passengers and other vehicles on the road.  There are…

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Victims of sexual abuse contend with a lot of trauma, but sometimes even more so when confronting their perpetrator in a childhood sexual abuse case. If you or your child is dealing with this difficult situation,…