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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.

Six-Year Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survivor Jim Dykstra Shares His Story

Jim Dykstra recalls a long and successful 26-year career working in the HVAC field for the city of Phoenix. Stationed at the Sky Harbor International Airport, Jim frequently worked with boilers and other systems that required regular maintenance and updates. Unknowingly at the time, his day-to-day tasks frequently exposed him to asbestos within the building itself, as well as the products he was working with. […]

BDNF Protein Identified as a Potential Target for Mesothelioma Treatment

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose and treat, with many patients not receiving a diagnosis until the later stages of the disease. Emerging research continues to explore new ways to accurately diagnose and treat the asbestos-related disease as early as possible. […]

EPA’s New Rule Shows Resistance to the Need for an Asbestos Ban

Asbestos is still not banned in the United States, despite the warnings and concerns of scientists and advisors. Asbestos is known to cause a series of diseases, including malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put various rules and regulations into place to help protect the public and the environment from the dangers of asbestos, however, their recent rule calls their protections into question. […]

New Study Identifies Six Factors Associated with Improved Mesothelioma Survival

Improving mesothelioma survival rates has been at the forefront of research for years, as the cancer has long been recognized for its poor prognosis due to a number of factors like difficulties in early detection and aggressive cell types. A recent study from the University of Pittsburgh has discovered six factors that they believe are associated with improved survival among mesothelioma patients and can help drive future research efforts to improve patient life expectancy. Currently, most mesothelioma patients live an average of 12 – 21 months following diagnosis. The team from the University of Pittsburgh set out to understand why patient survival varies so widely to help pinpoint research areas and drive future clinical trials. […]

Mesothelioma Diagnosis Leads to $29 Million Verdict Against Johnson & Johnson

A California jury reached a $29 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson and Cyprus Mines Corporation, a talc supplier. The jury concluded that the responsible companies must pay Teresa Leavitt over $29 million after she was exposed to asbestos through the long-term use of Johnson & Johnson baby powder. Leavitt claims that the talcum powder is the reason that she has developed mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos. […]

Washington Asbestos Contractor Charged With Falsifying Disposal Documents

A1 Asbestos LLC is being accused of falsifying disposal documents to an Okanogan County landfill and offering false statements to state department officials. […]

Dangerous Asbestos Levels In Devine, Texas’ Water

The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer. […]

Dangerous Asbestos Levels In Devine, Texas’ Water

The city of Devine, Texas, has warned its residents that high levels of asbestos has been present in their drinking water for at a year or longer. […]

$4 Million Asbestos Project Begun at Billings Courthouse

A $4 million project to remove asbestos has begun at the former federal courthouse in downtown Billings, Montana, and will take 8 months to complete. […]

Future of Mesothelioma Research Lies in Growing Tissue Bank

A year after establishing its own tissue bank, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is looking for additional funding and tissue samples to continue research of pleural mesothelioma and other diseases. Currently, there isn’t an international bank for the collection of tissue. “We eventually want to be in a position where…

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Future of Mesothelioma Research Lies in Growing Tissue Bank

A year after establishing its own tissue bank, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) in California is looking for additional funding and tissue samples to continue research of pleural mesothelioma and other diseases. Currently, there isn’t an international bank for the collection of tissue. “We eventually want to be in a position where…

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CA Supreme Court Says Companies May Be Held Liable for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

The Supreme Court of California has issued a ruling that companies can be held accountable for secondary exposure to asbestos in a worker’s home. […]

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cause Big Losses for Property and Casualty Insurers

Property and casualty insurers continue to suffer financially as a result of increasing losses due to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. […]

New Study on Palliative Care for Mesothelioma Cancer Patients

A new study shows palliative care should be considered to relieve suffering in all disease stages of mesothelioma cancer, not just at the end of life. […]

Indiana State Department Being Taken to Court Over Asbestos Exposure Emails

The Indiana State Department of Environmental Management is being taken to court over emails about asbestos exposure. […]