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Family Of Connecticut Man Awarded $15 Million In Asbestos Death Lawsuit

The family of a Milford, CT  man who died last year due to cancer blamed on exposure to asbestos at a job site has been awarded $15 million following a Read More

Biden Administration Finalizes Ban on Ongoing Uses of Asbestos

EPA’s ban is the first rule to be finalized under new Toxic Substance Control Act process, marking historic milestone for nation’s chemical safety efforts WASHINGTON –Tthe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 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

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

$610 Million Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Formed By Owens-Illinois Subsidiary

Owens-Illinois Glass announced that its subsidiary, Paddock Enterprises, LLC, has reached a tentative agreement for a Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization that will establish an asbestos bankruptcy trust with $610 Read More

Social Security Accelerates Benefits For Pericardial Mesothelioma Victims

The U.S. Social Security Administration already covers both pleural mesothelioma and peritoneal mesothelioma, more common forms of the cancer, as part of the Compassionate Allowances program for years, but pericardial Read More

Study Reveals That Less Invasive Mesothelioma Surgery Increase Median Survival Rates

According to the results published in the journal Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, the mesothelioma patients those who had less invasive extrapleural pneumonectomy had a longer survival rate than Read More

Farmers and Agricultural Workers At Risk For Mesothelioma

Most of us think of industrial and heavy industry jobs when we think of workers exposed to asbestos. However, a  study conducted by Italian researchers has found that the deadly Read More

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Second J&J Challenge Of A State Ruling

According to a report in Reuters, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, December 13 declined to hear a bid by Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N) to throw out a lawsuit brought Read More

Asbestos Criminals Risked Human Exposure to Asbestos

Stephanie Laskin and Kristofer Landell were convicted of conspiring to violate Clean Air Act regulations regarding the safe removal, handling, and disposal of the carcinogenic material at a Kingston, New Read More

Italian Study Reveals Devastating Impact Of Asbestos Exposure When Lung Cancer Deaths Are Included With Mesothelioma Deaths

A study by Italian researchers suggests that mesothelioma ––the rare, terminal disease –– is only part of the story. In looking at the number of asbestos-exposed workers who died of Read More

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