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WHO Reclassifies Firefighting As High Cancer Risk Occupation

The World Health Organization has reclassified firefighting to its highest level of occupational risk for cancer after extensive research confirmed an alarming level of malignant mesothelioma incidence. The National Institute for Read More

Chrysolite Asbestos Imports Rise In US As EPA Ban Approaches

According to E&E News, advocates are reiterating calls for a national ban on one of the world’s most notorious carcinogens, with data showing imports for asbestos are on the rise Read More

Canadian Study Identifies Asbestos Occupational Exposures

According to a report in CAREX Canada,approximately 235,000 Canadians are exposed to asbestos in their workplace. The largest industrial groups exposed are construction-related (specialty trades and building construction contribute about 67% Read More

California Women Awarded $43 Million In Compensatory Damages

A 64-year-old California woman diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma was awarded $43 million in compensatory damages by a Los Angeles County jury. Deanne Warren and her husband Craig blamed Algoma Hardwoods Read More

CDC Reports Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths Among Women

In a recent study published in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, researchers analyzed the incidence of malignant mesothelioma mortality in females in the US. The research team identified deaths Read More

EPA Proposes Groundbreaking Ban On Using Chrysotile Asbestos

April 2022 EPA’s Proposed Ban of Ongoing Uses of Asbestos will, if finalized, protect American workers and families by prohibiting ongoing uses of the only known form of asbestos currently Read More

Insurance Company Ordered by Court To Pay Mesothelioma Claim

A claim was filed by David Rollins, who blamed his malignant mesothelioma on exposure to asbestos brought home on his stepfather’s clothing. Rollins’ stepfather had worked at the Bowater Paper Read More

Goodyear Must Face Former Carpenter Over Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer

Ferdinand Catapano worked as a carpenter for almost 40 years at commercial and residential properties. Among the projects to which he was assigned included installing Goodyear floor tile. Now suffering Read More

Fraud Case Allowed to Proceed Against Johnson & Johnson

A New Jersey bankruptcy judge recently ruled that the ongoing Chapter 11 case in which Johnson & Johnson seeks to avoid personal injury liability by creating a separate subsidiary should Read More

DE Supreme Court Reverses Decision In Favor Of Mesothelioma Victim’s Wife

Shelley Droz alleged that her husband, Eric Droz, used an arc grinding machine to resurface brake drum shoes that contained asbestos. She claimed the arc grinder manufacturer, Hennessy, knew that Read More

GA Court of Appeals Reverses Decision In Favor of Mesothelioma Victim

Kevin Sinyard developed malignant pleural mesothelioma following a 25-plus year career as a pipefitter. Three of the defendants include premises defendants (Georgia Power, Ford Motor Company, and Piedmont Hospital), where Read More

Johnson & Johnson’s Asbestos Testing On Prisoners Revealed in Court Documents

A report in the Philadelphia Inquirer revealed that “More than 50 years ago, nearly a dozen men incarcerated in Philadelphia enrolled in an experiment funded by Johnson & Johnson, according Read More

Judge Approves J&J Strategy To Resolve Talc Lawsuits in Bankruptcy Court

As reported in Reuters news service, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) can use the bankruptcy system to resolve multibillion-dollar litigation claiming its talc products cause cancer, a U.S. judge ruled on Read More

Montana Jury Awards Asbestos Victim $36.5 Million

A Cascade County, Montana jury delivered a $36.5 million verdict on Thursday, after it determined the insurance carrier wasn’t protected by the W. R. Grace bankruptcy in Libby, Montana more Read More

Senators Knock 'Texas Two-Step' Bankruptcy Tactic Used by J&J in Talc Cases

Lawmakers criticized Johnson & Johnson’s use of a Texas statute and the bankruptcy code to resolve thousands of lawsuits alleging the company’s talcum powder products gave women cancer, with some Read More

Can Minimally Invasive Imaging Guided Ablation Offer New Options For Mesothelioma Victims?

Image-guided tumor ablation is a minimally invasive, image-guided therapy used to treat tumors from liver cancer, kidney cancer, lung cancer, and bone cancer. Image-guided ablation may also be used to Read More

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