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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.

FDA Finds Asbestos in More Claire’s Makeup Products

Popular tween store Claire’s has once again been found creating products for children that contain asbestos. The store first came under fire in 2017, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the presence of the toxin in three Claire’s products, as well as several products from Justice, another tween and children’s store. At the time, Claire’s pulled the products from the shelves, but denied all reports that asbestos had been found in their makeup. In a company statement, they reasoned, “All our powder-based cosmetics use the same base formulation, utilizing Merck certified asbestos-free talc, which is the same talc used in other well-known cosmetic brands.” […]

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. […]

FDA Announces Claire’s Makeup Proved to Contain Asbestos

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week that the 2017 reports of Claire’s and Justice makeup containing asbestos particles have been confirmed. The presence of these particles in products, targeted to young children and teens, is concerning as asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer and other asbestos-related diseases, including asbestosis and asbestos lung cancer. […]

Report Shows University of Montana Last Had Asbestos Testing in 2011

Earlier this month, testing for asbestos at McGill Hall at the University of Montana raised concerns about the safety of students, particularly preschoolers who actively attended school in these classrooms. Abatement specialists found concerning levels of asbestos, well above the recommended limits set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). According to law, permissible amounts of asbestos should not exceed 5,000 fibers per square centimeter. After swiping a table in one of the classrooms, which had been used and cleaned regularly, specialists found over 15,000 fibers per square centimeter. Other areas of the classrooms contained even higher concentrations of asbestos. […]

Panel of Oncologists Say Obese People Less Likely to Survive Cancer

The findings have nothing to do with how they respond to treatment but, rather, how they are treated […]

South Carolina Jury Awards $38M in Asbestos Case

The plaintiff was an equipment worker and was regularly exposed to asbestos-containing pumps and valves […]

Asbestos Debris a Concern after Indianapolis Warehouse Fire

The four-alarm fire resulted in piles of rubble up and down the street, including some that tested positive for the carcinogen […]

Lightning Strike Prompts Asbestos Concerns at School

After lightning damaged the chimney of a school in Lewisboro, New York, toxic asbestos tiles were discovered during an inspection […]

Famous French Skyscraper Suffering Asbestos Woes

Businesses deserted their offices and workers were evacuated from Tour Montparnasse after “significant exposure” to asbestos dust was reported several times during the last several months […]

Famous French Skyscraper Suffering Asbestos Woes

Businesses deserted their offices and workers were evacuated from Tour Montparnasse after “significant exposure” to asbestos dust was reported several times during the last several months […]

Michigan Men Mishandled Asbestos at Charter School

A federal grand jury has indicted the Bay City residents for disregarding asbestos laws while converting an old church that will now house the school […]

Employees Return to Federal Building after Year-Long Asbestos-Caused Absence

The Joe L. Evins Building in Oak Ridge closed abruptly in June 2012 after asbestos was found in the HVAC system […]

Grant Helps Make Historic Theater Asbestos-Free

It’ll take at least six weeks to properly remove asbestos-covered pipes from the once-majestic Grand Theater in Steubenville, Ohio […]

Study Shows Reducing Caloric Intake May Improve Response to Some Cancer Treatments

Completed by the French Institute for Health and Medical Research, the study suggests calories may play a role in programmed cancer cell death and efficacy of targeted cancer therapies. […]

Senator Baucus Brings Medicare Official to Asbestos-ravaged Libby

One of Baucus’ goals was to convince the authorities to expand additional Medicare benefits to asbestos victims who have moved out of the area […]