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Asbestos related deaths and illness in Allegheny County higher than national average

Asbestos-related illness and deaths continue to plague residents of Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania at rates far higher than the national average and in higher numbers than was initially assessed. This, according to a new report from the Environmental Working Group Action Fund. The group's report shows that at least 14,216 people died from asbestos-related illnesses between 1999 and 2013 here in Pennsylvania. PA is considered one of six states that have asbestos-related illness and deaths at 50% - 100% above the national average. Those other states include Maine, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, and Montana.

Pennsylvania asbestos-related illness cases

Judicial districts in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are beginning to show new trends in asbestos litigation for asbestos-related illness. Filings for asbestos cases are remaining steady in Pittsburgh and are starting to rise in Philadelphia. The difference is who those cases are being brought against. Generally, asbestos cases used to be brought against shipyard conglomerates and industry front-runners; however, there is now more of a shift toward lawsuits that involve manufacturers of building materials that contained asbestos.

Pennsylvania asbestos-related illness cases

Judicial districts in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are beginning to show new trends in asbestos litigation for asbestos-related illness. Filings for asbestos cases are remaining steady in Pittsburgh and are starting to rise in Philadelphia. The difference is who those cases are being brought against. Generally, asbestos cases used to be brought against shipyard conglomerates and industry front-runners; however, there is now more of a shift toward lawsuits that involve manufacturers of building materials that contained asbestos.

Attorney Bill Caroselli successfully advocates for Greene County property owner against Big Oil and Gas

Big oil and gas companies do not back down to many of those whom they've worked over. Giant energy corporations have budgets for investments and when their numbers aren't reached or they think they can get away without paying out the full amount of royalties due to property owners, they will do it. This week, however, property owners from Western PA successfully held up an argument in court about not being paid full royalties and Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C. attorney, Bill Caroselli, helped them do it.

Work-related injuries for exposure to dangerous chemicals

Work-related injuries happen to all sorts of employees at all types of jobs in all types of industries. The medical field is probably the most dangerous industry out there, with approximately 45% of all workplace injuries in the U.S. occurring in the healthcare sector, according to Medical News Today. Most of the accidents that occur affect nurses, nurses' aides, and orderlies; however, there is another very dangerous position employed by hospitals: housekeeping.

Officials searching for answers after suburban home explosion

A quiet suburban neighborhood just outside of the Pittsburgh metropolitan area was rocked by an earth-shattering explosion this past weekend that seriously injured two people, and left multiple houses either damaged or destroyed.

Fast food chain ordered to pay $20M for parking lot assault

Many fast food restaurants here in Pittsburgh and across the nation have extended the hours in which they keep their drive-through service open to well past midnight. While the purpose of extending fast food service is obviously to capitalize on the late night cravings of those people out on the town for the night, it goes without saying that this business strategy is not without inherent risks.

Two accidents once again raise questions about stadium safety

Yesterday afternoon, most people here in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania were gathered around their television sets watching the Steelers disappointing loss to the Titans at Heinz Field. Unfortunately, most of the media discussion concerning this game and the slate of other home openers across the league likely served to overshadow two tragic stadium accidents, one of which proved fatal to a fan.

Family of man who died in stadium fall cites poor design

Ask any sports fan and they will agree that the next few weeks are the best of the entire year. That's because they will soon be able to enjoy college football, professional baseball and professional football -- three of the nation's most popular sports -- at virtually the same time. This means many people will be glued to their television sets, and many others will be traveling to local stadiums to watch their favorite team compete.

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