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Mesothelioma cases from toxic exposure to asbestos on the rise

Like the rest of the country, California residents might have believed that asbestos-related deaths were rare and on the decline. Recently, however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new data indicating that toxic exposure to asbestos remains a problem even today. In 1999, 2,479 people lost their lives to malignant mesothelioma, which is an asbestos-related disease. In 2015, that number rose to 2,579.

Man may have died due to toxic exposure

When most people in California think of a workplace accident, they likely think of an injury that happens as a result of a fall or other similar incident. However, people can suffer harm in a variety of different ways, including toxic exposure. For example, an out-of-state workplace death may have been caused by such exposure.

CDC warns against toxic exposure to diacetyl

Most workplaces hold some degree of risk. While workers in California seek to avoid falls, burns and other accidents, many may be unaware of the invisible risks they face, including toxic exposure to sometimes unseen elements in their workplaces -- exposure that can sometimes be deadly. In fact, the Center for Disease Control has recently issued new recommendations regarding workers' exposure to diacetyl.

Toxic exposure to lead in the workplace

Hazards in the workplace come in many forms. An employee could be injured due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, repetitive motions, and many others. Some employees in California and across the country are harmed as a result of toxic exposure to lead. Despite regulations in place by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, workers in various fields, including mining and construction, suffer each year as a result of lead exposure.

Worker dies from toxic exposure using common paint stripper

Some jobs require the use of caustic chemicals. Employers in California who supervise workers doing these jobs have an obligation to follow specific guidelines for the safety of their employees. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration frequently issues warnings and guidelines to prevent toxic exposure on the job.

Injury claim possible after man injured at work

Regardless of the occupation, there are likely some risks present in the workplace. Unfortunately, some people in California suffer serious injuries that require significant medical treatment that can prevent the injured worker from returning to work. One man, for example, is left facing a long recovery after he was injured in a workplace accident that happened in another state. As a result, he may need help filing an injury claim.

Company fined after toxic exposure

There are many causes of harm to California employees. For example, some suffer injuries caused by repetitive motion over time while others may suffer a broken bone from a fall. Often overlooked is the potential for harm as a result of toxic exposure. Unfortunately, one out-of-state man was sent to the hospital after he was exposed to a dangerous chemical.

Toxic exposure sends 20 California workers to hospital

When discussing workplace accidents, it is easy to overlook those who suffer from exposure to the chemicals used in a variety of workplaces. Unfortunately, toxic exposure can have serious consequences, including some side effects that may not be felt until years later. An incident at a California processing plant recently sent 20 workers to the hospital.

Toxic exposure sends multiple workers to the hospital

Carbon monoxide is known as a dangerous gas. Exposure can quickly become deadly with most people unaware that they have come into contact with anything that could cause significant damage. While people in California and across the country are aware of the dangers associated with exposure, many are unaware when the threat of exposure is imminent. For example, multiple out-of-state workers were recently hospitalized as a result of toxic exposure.

Occupational diseases and skin exposures

While most people in California may think of workplace injuries as only including obvious personal physical injuries, exposure to a number of different chemicals can lead to disorders and diseases as well. These occupational or work-related injuries and illnesses may also be covered under workers' compensation.

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    Medical Malpractice - Hypoxic brain injury during surgery.

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  3. 100% Permanent Disability Award

    Workers Compensation - Multiple injuries to State worker

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    Truck v. pedestrian accident resulting in multiple factures.

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    Workers Compensation - spine injury with guaranteed payments for life.

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    Medical Malpractice - Endotracheal injury during surgery resulting in death.

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    Disputed liability car v. truck collision.

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