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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

Illinois Jury Awards Plaintiff More Than She Asked

A Cook County, Illinois jury recently awarded $23 million to a woman who developed lung cancer after handling asbestos-containing materials while working for the Chicago manufacturer Qualitex Co. The jury Read More

Study Reveals That Cholesterol Management Drugs Can Extend Survival of Mesothelioma Patients

PD-1 blockers have proved to be an effective deterrent in slowing the progress of mesothelioma. In the course of studying PD-1 inhibitors, researchers in Italy and the Netherlands found that Read More

South Carolina Court of Appeals Lightens Burden of Proof in Mesothelioma Cases

A recent ruling by the South Carolina Court of Appeals confirmed the victory of a mesothelioma victim and his wife and eased the burden of proof for future victims of Read More

University of Vermont Cancer Center Research Leads To Potential Malignant Mesothelioma Treatment

A promising new therapy for mesothelioma and metastatic cancer, arising from laboratory investigations at the University of Vermont (UVM), is about to enter a Phase I clinical trial. This new Read More

SC Jury Sends Strong Message In Case of Secondhand Asbestos Exposure

A South Carolina jury has awarded a total of $32 million at the conclusion of an asbestos trial involving secondhand exposure claims, with jurors assigning liability to both premises defendant Read More

California Passes Law Allowing Survivors of Mesothelioma Victims To Collect Damages

The death of a California man from mesothelioma inspired the passage of Senate Bill 447 in California which overturns existing law which prohibited posthumous damages to survivors of mesothelioma victims Read More

Secondary Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Recent decisions in a lawsuit by Patricia Ann Dumas Jackson of Louisiana, who died of malignant mesothelioma at the age of 75, highlight the dangers of secondary asbestos exposure. After Read More

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