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LegalView Reports on Conviction of Wisconsin Man Who Knowingly Demolished and Burned Asbestos-Tainted Buildings

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 20, 2008 ) Denver, CO -, the number one resource for anything and everything legal on the Web, recently updated its mesothelioma blog with information of the conviction of a Wisconsin man who knowingly endangered individuals in surrounding areas to asbestos exposure after he demolished then burned an asbestos-tainted farm as well as several other buildings. The Wisconsin man was charged for failing to remove asbestos before demolishing buildings and was also charged on a second count of illegal open burning. The man, Brian S. Johnson of Jefferson, Wis., purchased a nursing home and the old County farm from Jefferson County in March 2005. He was instructed upon purchase that the buildings contained asbestos and required stripping of this asbestos prior to demolition. However, Johnson hired contractors and immediately proceeded with demolishing the buildings without removal of asbestos.

Asbestos is a highly toxic material that is derived from vermiculite, a mineral heavily mined in the United States and throughout the world during the 20th Century. Asbestos was a prized material in the construction industry for decades as it produced an inexpensive and fire-resistant insulation, which was then implemented in the constructing millions of buildings throughout the country including elementary schools, universities, office buildings, hospitals, homes and apartment complexes. However, it was discovered that inhaling asbestos fibers and asbestos dust could cause an incurable form of cancer called mesothelioma. Individuals who suffer from mesothelioma or who may have been previously exposed to asbestos fibers should look into contacting an experienced mesothelioma lawyer ( who can offer counsel on developing a mesothelioma lawsuit, visit for more information.

While mesothelioma can be difficult to treat, if caught early, chances for relieving and prolonging the occurrence of painful symptoms is a possibility. However, mesothelioma is usually dormant for years and, in most instances, symptoms do not become visible for decades, by which time treatment of symptoms and the condition comes far too late. Those who feel they may have been exposed to asbestos should speak with a medical professional and are advised to contact a mesothelioma attorneys ( to learn about the potential for developing mesothelioma litigation (, which may provide monetary compensation for the costly medical bills incurred because of a mesothelioma diagnosis.

LegalView offers an assortment of practice area websites on legal issues impacting everyday Americans. To better understand how to protect family and friends from these legal issues, browse the LegalView homepage and become educated on topics such as the Chantix recall, the ongoing Baxter Heparin controversy and the various ways to locate a brain injury attorney.

Through the LegalView practice areas, individuals can protect themselves from harm and injury by reading about the Chantix recall. Chantix is a smoking cessation drug, prescribed to individuals who are having a difficult time quitting smoking. It acts by inhibiting urges for cigarettes and causes an individual to associate feelings of nausea when smoking. In 2007, nearly 400 reports flooded the offices of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) with claims of Chantix side effects ( from erratic behavior to bouts of depression and even to suicidal thoughts and actions. After approximately 40 deaths allegedly related to the use of the drug, it was recalled; however, thousands of Americans may have still been harmed by these side effects and should contact an experienced pharmaceutical law firm immediately.

The ongoing Baxter Heparin controversy relates to a batch of Heparin, a blood thinner used during surgical procedures, which may have sickened hundreds of patients and has been linked to more than 80 deaths because of severe allergic reactions caused by the drug. Baxter instituted a Heparin recall ( and a subsequent FDA investigation determined the contaminant, known as over-sulfated chondroitin sulfate, may have derived either accidentally or intentionally from a Chinese manufacturing plant. The contaminant acted as a similar agent to those contained in Heparin, but incurred a much less expensive cost and was not approved by the FDA. While U.S. officials have placed blame on the Chinese manufacturing plant, the plant in turn claims the contaminant could not have derived from their manufacturing plant and likely resulted in contamination on U.S. soil. Those who were adversely affected by the tainted-Heparin should speak to a pharmaceutical law firm at once to determine whether it is best to pursue any legal action.

Additionally, one of the most common injuries in America is caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) accident. Using LegalView, individuals can navigate through the TBI practice area and learn the latest on treatments, news feeds, jury verdicts as well as better understand what a TBI lawyer ( can offer with a consultation.

About LegalView: is a public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez McHugh; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the accomplishments and track records of's superior sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at


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