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Blog Posts in January, 2016

Gateway Arch Project Could Lose $350,000, Face Delays After Asbestos Error Jan 28, 2016

As workers continued with the Gateway Arch’s underground museum project in St. Louis, Missouri asbestos piping was exposed. This caused work to stop. Officials for the National Park Service believe that the month-long delay will cost roughly $350,000 ...

Our Roots Run Deep: The Importance of a Firm's History Jan 28, 2016

What drives a firm to represent clients in difficult litigation matters? What is it that motivates lawyers to go the extra mile and push the limits? For Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC, our legacy comes from our passion. It is our passion that helped push ...

Boston Scientific Under Fire After Accusations of Using Counterfeit Pellets for Pelvic Mesh Jan 27, 2016

According to a recent lawsuit filed by a woman in West Virginia, Boston Scientific, the maker of the Advantage mesh, is accused of using counterfeit pellets in its product. The complaint claims that the manufacturer was initially using Marlex, the ...

The Connection Between Levaquin® and Nerve Damage Jan 27, 2016

First approved by the FDA in 1998, Levaquin® is an antibiotic used to treat infections in the body’s organs and skin. In 2004, there was a recognized association between the active ingredient in Levaquin®, levofloxacin, and a type of nerve damage ...

Turner and Newall's Plot to Prevent Exposing Asbestos Dangers Jan 26, 2016

Turner and Newall, the world’s largest asbestos factory, authorized spying on journalists and other campaigners to prevent them from exposing the dangers of the substance. A feature that recently appeared in The Independent chronicled the story of ...

Texans at Risk of Another Explosion? Jan 26, 2016

Three years ago, an explosion in West left 15 people dead and devastated the entire town. Now, federal investigators are warning that various communities throughout Texas are still at risk for the same kind of fertilizer explosion. Throughout the ...

Asbestos Can Be Anywhere: Material Found at Harvard Jan 25, 2016

Asbestos at Harvard has prompted at least one mandatory relocation, highlighting the reality that asbestos is hidden and can be virtually anywhere. The cancer-causing substance asbestos was recently detected in some of Harvard’s building materials ...

71,000 Britax Car Seats Recalled Due to Handle Breaks Jan 22, 2016

Britax is recalling more than 71,000 of its infant car seats due to the fact that the handles used to carry the seats can break. In a regulatory filing Britax reported yesterday, the company disclosed that it would be recalling more than 71,000 of ...

Veterans Oppose Bill That Harms Asbestos Victims Jan 20, 2016

On Monday, the House of Representatives passed a bill known as the FACT Act. What this does is make it more difficult for individuals dealing with mesothelioma or other asbestos-triggered conditions to obtain compensation from the corporations liable ...

Woman Conceals Asbestos on Mississippi Queen, Pleads Guilty Jan 20, 2016

Elaine Chiu of San Francisco pleaded guilty to concealing asbestos in the Mississippi Queen steamboat from regulators in Louisiana. The federal charge leaves Chiu facing up to two years in prison and a fine totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. ...

Pasadena Chemical Explosion Kills 1, Injures 3 Others Jan 16, 2016

A chemical leak and explosion at the PeroxyChem plant in Pasadena, Texas has left one person dead and three more injured. The incident happened at roughly 12:45 p.m. Saturday afternoon when Pasadena officials were called regarding the explosion. ...

5 of the Top Occupations at Risk for Asbestos Exposure Jan 12, 2016

At Bailey Peavey Bailey Cowan Heckaman, we are well aware of the risks associated with asbestos. Working with this material is something that is actually pretty common. Unfortunately, if proper safety precautions are not taken, prolonged exposure to ...

Marketing Company Owes $1.75 Million in Back Wages & Damages Jan 5, 2016

A Malvern publishing company was recently found to be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) by a federal judge. According to reports, the company docked telemarketing workers for essentially all time that they were not making sales ...

Modified IVC Filter Still Causing Injuries? Jan 4, 2016

A new report by NBC News shows that C.R. Bard, manufacturers of the G2 series of IVC filters, may have known about the device’s potential risk. Yet, they did not take action to have the filters removed from the market. The inferior vena cava (IVC) is ...

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