Denver, CO, March 23, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- LegalView.info, an online leader in personal injury legal information, is pleased to announce its most recent addition to its mesothelioma blog, available at http://blogs.legalview.info/asbestos/ . In continued support for those diagnosed with illnesses related to asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, the rare, but deadly lung cancer, LegalView.info provides comprehensive Internet resources for mesothelioma lawsuits and information regarding asbestos use in construction and industrial environments.
The most recent post from the LegalView.info team follows an international call for a ban on asbestos use worldwide. Anti-asbestos activists met in Turin, Italy, to rally against the use of the toxic construction material and for those companies continuing their use of the material to be prosecuted. Despite overwhelming evidence on the dangers of asbestos exposure over the short and long term, industrial and manufacturing businesses in developing nations continue to use the hazardous material. Seemingly defiant in the face of hundreds of studies stating that asbestos use in manufacturing leads to asbestos cancer
, some companies disregard the safety concerns inherent in working with asbestos.
Asbestos use has been banned in member countries of the European Union since 2005. The protests in Italy are targeted at those countries who still allow dangerous asbestos to be used as a material in construction, insulation and manufacturing. Most of those present at the protest claim that greed and money are to blame for the continued use of asbestos in developing nations. Indeed, many companies are either legally insulated against a lawsuit or the mesothelioma law in a country is not as stringent as it is in other parts of the world.
However, this may soon change; Italy is home to one of the largest class action filings by a mesothelioma lawyer. About 6,000 people have joined this class action suit, possibly the largest lawsuit in history regarding asbestos. The lawsuit was initially filed on behalf of 2,000 Italians who died as a result of asbestos exposure, and now includes employees of the company as well as residents of four Italian cities wherein company factories were located. The suit names the shareholders of a construction company as defendants in the case, as well as two wealthy shareholders.
Despite the protesters' actions, use of asbestos is still widely accepted in some countries. Use of asbestos in India is alarming as India imports the hazardous material from Russia and Canada. It is converted primarily into building materials for the poor. In these areas, access to a mesothelioma attorney is limited, though one would hope that through the medium of the Internet, access will be more freely available to these individuals.
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