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Talc Supplier Settles Suit Mid-Trial

Whittaker Clark & Daniels Inc., talc suppliers, has reached a deal to end a California teacher’s suit alleging her mesothelioma was a result of the asbestos-tainted talc it supplied to makers of talcum powder. The retired teacher who brought the suit claimed her malignant mesothelioma was caused by asbestos hidden in body powders she used Read More

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Older Buildings With Asbestos Put Firefighters at Risk for Mesothelioma

Firefighters are more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma than the general public, and this is a direct result of asbestos in buildings that were built decades ago. That reality came to the forefront this month as more than 100 Austin, Texas firefighters were potentially exposed to asbestos at a three-alarm Read More

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CDC Report Reveals Mesothelioma Trends by Age

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published a study revealing that the number of deaths from mesothelioma during the period of 1999 through 2005 was the highest within the age group ranges of 65 through 74 with a total of 5,268 deaths and 75 through 84 with a total of 6,862 deaths. The Read More

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California Jury Awards $15 Million+ To Former Construction Supervisor

A California jury awarded more than $15 Million in damages to a former construction supervisor for his diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. The late Norris Morgan claimed that overseeing the cutting and sawing of cement pipes exposed him to asbestos. Malignant mesothelioma, though rare, is often diagnosed among people who Read More

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CA Court: Evidence Supported Punitive Damages Against Asbestos Brake Defendants; Awards $14.6 million To Plaintiff

Evidence that a company protected its own workers from asbestos while undertaking no steps to investigate or prevent consumer exposures shows malice sufficient for punitive damages, and a trial court did not err in excluding evidence of other alleged exposures, a California appeals court said. The jury awarded $14.6 million to Barbara Barr, who was Read More

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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 asbestos-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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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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New Blood Test May Reveal Potential Cancers Four Years Before Symptoms

Researchers in China and California have reported that they have developed a simple blood test that can identify cancers–– like malignant mesothelioma–– as far as four years before symptoms show. Scientific American magazine reports that the tool, called PanSeer, correctly diagnosed more than 90% of the people tested who later went on to develop cancer. Read More

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Treatment and Survival Disparities Between Men and Women with Mesothelioma, Reports Study From the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network

It’s been known for some time that malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) affects men in far greater numbers than women. The most commonly-cited reason for this is a higher probability of asbestos exposure in traditional male occupations. Now, a recent study by the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (JNCCN)  included records of 18,799 patients Read More

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Johnson & Johnson Halts Sales Of Talc Baby Powder

Johnson & Johnson recently announced that it will stop selling its talc-based baby powder. The iconic product has come under fire and is the subject of thousands of lawsuits which claim that asbestos has contaminated the talc and has led to mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. J&J has discontinued sales in the US and Canada, allowing Read More

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