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The costs of mesothelioma can be overwhelming. They can include income loss, expensive treatments that may not be covered by health insurance, plus pain and suffering for you and for your family. Because the disease is preventable – and because it is usually caused by someone else’s negligence – legal options may be available to help regain these costs. Asbestos lawyers focus their practice on knowledgeably and effectively bringing to justice companies that exposed employees and the public to asbestos products. A mesothelioma attorney can help you consider your options and file a claim against the company responsible for your asbestos-related illness. More than one company may be responsible. A mesothelioma attorney identifies all companies at fault. Mesothelioma lawsuits have helped thousands of people receive financial assistance. A lawsuit can result in much-needed money to help reduce financial hardships during an illness and can also provide a more stable future for your loved ones. A lawyer specializing in asbestos litigation can help you seek compensation for expenses related to illness caused by asbestos exposure.

Study Shows Impact of Chemotherapy on Mesothelioma

A U.S.-based study confirms what oncology experts have suggested for years — chemotherapy treatment prolongs life expectancy for malignant mesothelioma patients. Wayne State University School of Medicine researchers linked data from the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database with Medicare claims data. The study took into account patient characteristics such as…

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma Grading System Improves Prognosis

The first two-tier grading system for peritoneal mesothelioma has produced a significant subset of patients with an incredible median overall survival of nearly 12 years. That pathology-based grading system should provide patients with a more accurate prognosis, potentially helping doctors design more personalized and effective therapies. “We can tell patients now what the future holds….

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New Study: Asbestos Related to Most Common Kidney Cancer

Exposure to asbestos may lead to renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer, an Italian study shows. The link to kidney cancer adds to the horrific history of asbestos, a substance definitively recognized as a cause of mesothelioma, lung cancer and a variety of other respiratory illnesses. In the past, a handful…

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New Study: Asbestos Related to Most Common Kidney Cancer

Exposure to asbestos may lead to renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer, an Italian study shows. The link to kidney cancer adds to the horrific history of asbestos, a substance definitively recognized as a cause of mesothelioma, lung cancer and a variety of other respiratory illnesses. In the past, a handful…

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New Study: Asbestos Related to Most Common Kidney Cancer

Exposure to asbestos may lead to renal cell carcinoma, the most common type of kidney cancer, an Italian study shows. The link to kidney cancer adds to the horrific history of asbestos, a substance definitively recognized as a cause of mesothelioma, lung cancer and a variety of other respiratory illnesses. In the past, a handful…

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Peritoneal Mesothelioma: No End in Sight

Marty Kanarek has spent the last 40 years as an environmental epidemiologist trying to make the world a safer place to live. Asbestos — and its sordid history — has made that task considerably harder. “[Asbestos] is still the most frightening thing in environmental epidemiology,” Kanarek, professor of population health sciences and environmental studies at…

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