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Mesothelioma Treatments: Exciting New Developments

Mesothelioma is a cancer that develops in the thin membranes and lining that surround the lungs, heart or abdominal cavity. People who have had exposure to asbestos sometimes develop this disease. It can take anywhere from 20 to 50 years after exposure to display symptoms. There is presently no cure.  However, doctors have developed effective Read More

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How Common Is a Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis?

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that typically develops after exposure to asbestos, a fibrous material often used in insulation and fire-resistant materials. Because mesothelioma typically doesn’t appear until decades after the asbestos exposure and has no early symptoms, it can sometimes be difficult to diagnose correctly. A mesothelioma diagnosis usually begins with the Read More

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What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that develops in the tissue that covers most of the body’s internal organs — that tissue is called the mesothelium. Due to its aggressive nature, mesothelioma is generally a deadly type of cancer. Exposure to asbestos, a microscopic fibrous mineral used in a variety of products, drastically increases Read More

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What to Expect When Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure, you may consider filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure. Those who suffer from mesothelioma after working with asbestos typically have a very good chance of recovering significant money damages — either from an asbestos victims’ trust fund/insurance company designated Read More

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Mesothelioma Case Verdict Upholds Important Asbestos Law Principles

In March 2013, a California Appellate Court made the decision to uphold two important principles regarding asbestos law. The case involved Patrick Scott, the former owner of a service station, and Ford Motor Company. According to court records, Scott developed asbestos mesothelioma after being consistently exposed to asbestos-containing Ford Motor Company car parts, such as Read More

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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Case Could Pave the Way for Employee Lawsuits

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently issued a decision that could increase employers’ risk of new lawsuits from former employees exposed to asbestos who later developed mesothelioma. The decision in Tooey v. AK Steel Corp. addressed the question of whether the Commonwealth’s Workers’ Compensation Act (or WCA) applies to occupational diseases that do not show symptoms Read More

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Asbestos Law Firm Howard, Brenner & Nass, P.C. Moves Philadelphia Office

Nass Cancelliere, P. C., a prominent mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestos injury and personal injury law firm with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, has relocated its Philadelphia offices to 1515 Market Street, Suite 2000,  Philadelphia, PA  19102. “The new office is bigger, brighter and just as inviting to clients as the old office,” said firm Read More

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Does Smoking Cause Mesothelioma? Answer No!

There is a common misconception that smoking causes mesothelioma. In fact, smoking is NOT linked to a higher incidence of mesothelioma. A study published in American Family Physician in 2007 found that smokers were at no higher risk of contracting the disease than nonsmokers. Rather, exposure to asbestos, either directly, as a bystander or from Read More

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Photodynamic Therapy Gives Mesothelioma Patients New Hope

According to Medical News Today, only four of every ten mesothelioma patients survive more than a year after being diagnosed. However, a study conducted by the Penn Mesothelioma and Pleural Program (PMPP) may significantly change this prognosis. The study suggests that photodynamic therapy can extend a patient’s life by approximately one year. University of Pennsylvania Read More

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Mesothelioma: When a Cough is Much More Than Just a Cough

Diagnosing mesothelioma in its early stages is critical for survival — yet it rarely happens for two reasons. First, the latency period is so long that patients don’t put together the number-one cause and risk factor — asbestos exposure — with the onset of symptoms that can come some 15 to 50 years later. Second, Read More

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