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New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors

New Portable Device Provides Noninvasive Treatment That Shrinks Mesothelioma Tumors The Optune Lua is a portable device that physicians can prescribe for patients diagnosed with unresectable malignant mesothelioma. It uses low frequency electric fields specifically designed to interrupt the division of cancer cells, and in doing so it stops tumors from growing, and in many Read More

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Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness

Compensation For Victims Of A Second Asbestos-Related Illness Pennsylvania state law allows plaintiffs with nonmalignant asbestos-related diseases to file a second lawsuit and recover damages if they later develop an asbestos-related cancer. Should you or a loved one suffer a second asbestos related cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. This issue recently brought to greater attention when the state legislature in Virginia Read More

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Who Is at Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals containing thin microscopic fibers. Resistant to fire, heat, and chemicals, these fibers have been mined and widely used in a variety of automotive and construction industry products, such as car clutch pads, brake shoes, and ceiling/floor tiles. If asbestos particles become airborne and are inhaled or ingested, Read More

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Understanding Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber composed of six different minerals. Due to its favorable heat and chemical resistance qualities, in addition to its durability, it has historically been widely used in a number of industrial and consumer products. These include the following: Heat-resistant fabrics Paints Roofing materials Floor and ceiling tiles Car parts Plastics Read More

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Employers Are Responsible for Monitoring Asbestos in the Construction Industry

Asbestos is a fiber composed of a set of six naturally occurring minerals. Historically, it was mined and used to produce industrial and insulating materials because of its resistance to fire, heat, and chemical damage. It is also affordable to produce and has desirable sound absorption and tensile strength properties. However, as early as 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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Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material composed of a group of minerals. Due to its resistance to heat and flame, and its durability, asbestos has been mined and widely used in various occupations and industries for many years — most commonly in the automotive and construction sectors. Asbestos exposure occurs when products containing asbestos Read More

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Understanding the Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Lawsuits

Lawsuits related to asbestos exposure technically fall into the category of personal injury. If you are considering filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit, it’s important to understand your state’s statute of limitations, which sets strict time limits on taking your case to court. A statute of limitations is essentially a very strict deadline. Depending on the Read More

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Allows ‘Any Breath’ Testimony to Stand

In February 2013, the Pennsylvania Superior Court made the decision to uphold a $950,000 judgment against a welding products company in an asbestos injury case. The company, Lincoln Electric Co., filed an appeal seeking a modified verdict or new trial after a doctor testifying on behalf of the plaintiff argued that every breath the plaintiff 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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