Attorneys who try cases get all the attention and accolades when juries agree that our clients deserve full compensation for their injuries. We know, however, that no trial attorney succeeds without a dedicated team of professionals whose invaluable contributions behind the scenes make everything possible.… Read More


During the first part of the twentieth century, many construction companies began using carcinogenic asbestos fibers in their building materials, including drywall, insulation, and ceiling tiles. Unfortunately, it was several decades before the general public discovered the link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, an aggressive and often deadly form of cancer. Although companies have since discontinued using almost all materials that contain asbestos, many individuals continue to suffer from this illness as a result of asbestos exposure. Fortunately, in the last ten years, doctors have made great strides in treating mesothelioma.… Read More


Saturday many of us attended the annual service “A Day of Hope and Remembrance” held by the International Mesothelioma Program at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital. It was a beautiful spring day, sunny and clear, the perfect day on which to remember all the loved ones lost to mesothelioma. It is a day of joy and sadness. We are all sad remembering and thinking about the beautiful people gone because of this cruel preventable disease. Joyous because we are here, because we can join together to mourn, to commiserate, to remember, and to support the International Mesothelioma Program and their mission to make mesothelioma a treatable disease.… Read More


A California jury awarded $32.8 million dollars to a foundry worker and his wife for his developing mesothelioma after breathing asbestos while wearing a defective respirator sold by American Optical Corporation. Bill Tyler was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a cancer caused only by asbestos, in 2015. The jury award included $10 million in punitive damages, the… Read More


Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts released a report sharply critical of schools across the country – including schools right here in Massachusetts – for failing to comply with federal laws meant to safeguard against the hazards presented by airborne asbestos in schools. The report, ‘Failing the Grade: Asbestos in America’s Schools’, reveals that most schools are not aware of all the asbestos in place in their buildings. … Read More


Posted by Andrea Marino Landry on Mar 11, 2015 1:31:02 PM U.S. Senators Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, and Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, have introduced legislation that would protect Americans from asbestos exposure making information about the identities and known locations of asbestos-containing products available to the public. Unlike other hazardous products, asbestos has not been completely banned in the United… Read More


Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Feb 19, 2015 11:30:24 AM   On January 26, 2015, The Furthering Asbestos Transparency (FACT) Act was introduced into the 114th session of the House of Representatives as H.R. 526. This legislation would hurt asbestos victims and their families by requiring public disclosure of all kinds of personal, private information.… Read More


Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Jan 6, 2015 3:54:00 PM   The $500 million dollar settlement to pay asbestos victims agreed to twelve years ago by Travelers Insurance has been confirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Travelers agreed to settle their obligations to asbestos victims under policies written for their insured Johns-Manville… Read More


Posted by Michael Lesser on Nov 26, 2014 10:20:06 AM   Patrick O’Brian’s The Fortune of War finds its heroes, Captain Jack Aubrey and naval surgeon Stephen Maturin, aboard the H.M.S. Java as passengers, thrust into a ferocious, bloody, and ultimately decisive battle with the U.S.S. Constitution that ends with the capture of the Java… Read More


Posted by Andrew S. Wainwright on Sep 8, 2014 12:43:20 PM   Drywall Many people are not aware that for many years, the talc they were exposed to may have contained asbestos.  Asbestos-containing talc was incorporated in many commercial and home construction products, including joint compound and wallboard, and paints.  It was also common in… Read More