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$12.1 Million Verdict Awarded in Ohio Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Trial lawyers secured a total $12 million verdict on behalf of an 83-year-old Korean War veteran Robert Mitchell who contracted mesothelioma after years of working with asbestos-containing packing material. Mitchell worked in the stock room at the Pfaudler Co. plant in Elyria, Ohio, for more than 40 years. His responsibilities included assisting in the shipping Read More

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Filing Shows Johnson & Johnson Sets Aside Almost $4 Billion for Talc Verdict

According to Reuters news service, drugmaker Johnson & Johnson set aside $3.9 billion in litigation expenses in 2020, which it said was “primarily associated with talc-related reserves and certain settlements”. The company faces 25,000 lawsuits by former users of its baby powder who say asbestos-laced talc in the product caused their cancers, it said in Read More

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You Or A Loved One Diagnosed With Mesothelioma? What Are Your Legal Rights And Remedies?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Mesothelioma victims can obtain substantial money compensation for their cancer in a variety of ways, including: A civil lawsuit can be filed against asbestos product manufacturers and Read More

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EPA Report Cites Six Categories Of Asbestos As Posing Unreasonable Risk

In late December 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the first part of a Final Risk Evaluation for Asbestos. Six ongoing use categories of asbestos were evaluated by the EPA, which found 16 conditions of use that presented unreasonable risk to human health through either occupational exposures or consumer uses. This latest report, the Read More

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FDA Approves Drug Combination for Treating Mesothelioma

Last month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab) in combination with Yervoy (ipilimumab) for the first-line treatment of adults with malignant pleural mesothelioma that cannot be removed by surgery. This is the first drug regimen approved for mesothelioma in 16 years and the second FDA-approved systemic therapy for mesothelioma. Said the FDA Read More

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PA School Officials Charged With Hiding Asbestos Problems

In October of this year, three former or current school officials in Pennsylvania faced criminal charges due to allegations of hiding asbestos issues in the Scranton school district. NBC 10 Philadelphia reported at the beginning of October that a former superintendent of the Scranton School District was charged with felony child endangerment. Two other officials Read More

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Automotive Repair Workers Can Be At Risk for Mesothelioma

A common cause of mesothelioma is through exposure to Chrysotile asbestos, a form of the mineral which is an insulant and is very strong. Automobile brakes and clutches often include chrysotile asbestos, which means anyone who repairs or installs these parts could be at risk. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it’s nearly impossible to Read More

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Can Malignant Mesothelioma Be Found Early?

Mesothelioma is rare, and there are no recommended screening tests for this cancer in people who are not at increased risk. (Screening is testing for cancer in people who don’t have any symptoms.) For people who are known to have been exposed to asbestos, some doctors recommend regular imaging tests, like chest x-rays or computed tomography Read More

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Study Shows That Mesothelioma Survival Increases By Going Straight To Surgery Before Chemotherapy

Study Shows That Mesothelioma Survival Increases By Going Straight To Surgery Before Chemotherapy In an article published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, they reported that based on results from 250 patients as well as records from 2,000 patient outcomes recorded in the National Cancer Database, neoadjuvant chemotherapy was associated with worse survival Read More

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What Exactly Is Asbestos?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “asbestos” is a commercial term for six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals have qualities that make them ideal for certain commercial products. Asbestos is resistant to chemical and thermal degradation. It is also fire proof and basically indestructible. As a result, it has been Read More

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