LegalView Reports Cancer Risk for St. Louis Residents After Unapproved Asbestos Removal During Demolition

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LegalView recently informed mesothelioma blog readers of improper removal of asbestos in St. Louis that may have left thousands of residents at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer. The city used an unapproved "wet method" of removing asbestos fibers, which may expose residents to the asbestos dust once the water evaporates.

LegalView.com, the most comprehensive resource for everything legal on the Web, recently reported the use of an unapproved method of asbestos removal by the city of St. Louis potentially exposing thousands of residents to asbestos fibers during the demolition of buildings. The city has been paving the way for a new international airport since 2000, and has been using a wet method of asbestos removal during construction, in which asbestos is hosed down with water. However, the method has apparently not been 100 percent approved by the EPA. According to a St. Louis Post-Dispatch news article, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was unaware of the use of the "wet method" by the city of St. Louis.

Victims of asbestos exposure should contact a medical professional immediately if they feel they may be at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer, a deadly form of lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Individuals may also be advised to consult an experienced mesothelioma law firm that will be able to provide a plethora of knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyers in the event that a potential mesothelioma lawsuit becomes necessary.

Mesothelioma cancer is linked to the inhalation of asbestos fibers that become airborne and begin to develop cancerous cells within the lining of the lung. Asbestos, which is derived from a mineral known as vermiculite, was used in the construction industry as part of the insulation implemented into homes, apartments, government buildings, offices, hospitals, elementary schools and universities. Millions of these structures still contain deadly asbestos fibers and the EPA has developed regulated and approved methods as to how to properly get rid of asbestos so individuals do not continue to be exposed to, and at risk for developing mesothelioma. Those who feel they may be at risk for mesothelioma cancer should not only contact a medical professional, but should also consider consulting a mesothelioma attorney as well.

LegalView offers other legal topics in addition to mesothelioma cancer, including information on obtaining a truck accident attorney, to overcoming Cipro, or Levaquin risks. Truck accidents are considered the most costly and fatal of all vehicle accidents. LegalView is re-launching its truck accident information portal to include the latest articles and facts on truck accidents, as well as providing information on obtaining a knowledgeable truck accident attorney.

Cipro and Levaquin are both antibiotics that treat bacterial infections, and both drugs are also part of the fluoroquinolone drug family. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently increased the labeling for all of the fluoroquinolone drugs to the black box warning, which is the most severe label given my the FDA. The warning label alerts physicians prescribing the drug to the potential dangers. Both Cipro and Levaquin, along with the other fluorquinolones, have allegedly caused patients to be at risk for developing tendonitis and tendon rupture. The Cipro risks and Levaquin dangers can affect any individual no matter what age or for how long the antibiotics were used or when they were used. Victims of either drug's severe side effects should consider consulting an experienced pharmaceutical lawyer who may be able to offer a free consultation on a potential Cipro class action lawsuit or Levaquin litigation.

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