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Mesothelioma Lawsuits On The Rise While Mesothelioma Case Numbers Decline

KCIC, a respected Washington, D.C. consulting firm, published its annual report on mesothelioma and litigation recently. Of significance in the report is the fact that lawsuits filed by those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other deadly abestos-related cancers increased 65.7% from 2007 to 2017.  However, during the same period the overall incidence rate of these Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Agrees To Pay $100 Million In Baby Powder Suits

Growing litigation over the fact that asbestos-contaminated talc was found in one of its products, Johnson and Johnson has to pay more than $100 million to settle more than 1,000 lawsuits. The health care products maker recalled more than 30,000 bottles of its baby powder in the US and Canada in 2019, replacing these with Read More

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Mesothelioma Lawsuits: What You Need To Know

According to industry reports, there were some 4,000 mesothelioma lawsuits filed in the U.S. last year. These suits fall into two categories: Personal Injury suits are typically filed by a person diagnosed with mesothelioma seeking compensation for medical bills, lost of income and other personal and financial impacts. Family members or those involved in the Read More

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Cancer Vaccine To Be Tested with Immunotherapy On Mesothelioma Patients in Norway

A cancer vaccine that has already demonstrated effectiveness when used on malignant melanoma, prostate cancer and lung cancer in studies will be tested on mesothelioma patients. The novel UV1 vaccine, which has also proven to be safe, is being tested by a research team at Oslo University Hospital in Norway as part of a mesothelioma Read More

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Loved One Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? Here Are Things For Caregivers to Know.

​According to the American Cancer Society, caregiver is defined “… as the person who most often helps the person with cancer and is not paid to do so. In most cases, the main (primary) caregiver is a spouse, partner, parent, or an adult child. When family is not around, close friends, co-workers, or neighbors may fill this Read More

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Coping With Mesothelioma During COVID Crisis

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, oncologists have had to balance patients’ need for treatment with the risk of contracting the disease, sometimes prompting them to adjust standard treatment and/or rethink its timing. Further complicating the situation, many hospitals have limited surgeries when COVID-19 cases surge and a surgical backlog once cases decrease, requiring tough decisions Read More

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Multiple States Attorneys General Join Advocacy Groups in EPA Lawsuit

Since the 1970s, mesothelioma groups have urged the EPA to ban asbestos, citing the link between the substance and malignant mesothelioma and other illnesses. Still, the agency has not banned its use. Now Attorneys General from multiple states have joined forces with asbestos advocacy groups to sue the agency in federal court. The argument centers Read More

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What’s New In Malignant Mesothelioma Research?

Here’s what The American Cancer Society reports: For those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma and for their loved ones, it’s comforting to know that “scientists are looking for better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat mesothelioma, as well as find it before it causes problems,” says the American Cancer Society (ACS). Because it is relatively Read More

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Penn State Has Larger Implications

Penn State professor Peter Lebosky died in 2014 of mesothelioma after teaching at the university for more than two decades. A lawsuit filed on his behalf is opening up a potentially larger issue regarding the presence of asbestos in university buildings across the nation. According to the Lebosky family representatives; “Almost every college and university Read More

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Eyes On Upcoming EPA Decision On Asbestos

Asbestos victims and companies that produce or have produced products containing asbestos are awaiting the EPA’s decision on several asbestos-related issues. Asbestos victims are hoping that asbestos-containing products will be entirely banned from USA markets. Manufacturers and suppliers of asbestos-containing products are concerned that EPA’s draft Risk Evaluation of March 2020 could create new legal Read More

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