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What To Know About Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma Lawsuits

If you’ve been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be wondering if you can recover compensation via a lawsuit or legal claim. The answer is usually yes. People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working with or around asbestos have an excellent chance of receiving “damages” either from the company Read More

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Former Boilermaker Seeking $27 Million in Compensation for Mesothelioma

According to the mesothelioma victim, a supplier of boiler insulation negligently exposed him to asbestos in his workplace at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and has robbed him of an expected 15 more years of his life and forced him into expensive cancer treatments. The compensation that he is requesting from the jury represents reimbursement 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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Railroad Bridge Operator Sues Employer For Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Victor Coffin, a bridge operator for the Maine Central Railroad (MCRR) has filed suit against his employer, alleging he was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his exposures to asbestos while operating the Carlton Bridge. Mr. Coffin alleged that he was exposed to asbestos from the walls of the control room, engine room, machine Read More

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Mesothelioma Victims Should Consider Treatment In A Clinical Trial

Because mesothelioma is rare, it’s been hard to study it well, says the American Cancer Society (ACS). Most experts agree that treatment in a clinical trial should be considered for any type or stage of mesothelioma. This way people can get the best treatment available now and may also get the new treatments that are 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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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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Photodynamic Therapy Offers Potential For Mesothelioma Victims

A technique now being studied to treat malignant mesothelioma is photodynamic therapy (PDT). For this treatment, a light-activated drug is injected into a vein. The drug spreads throughout the body, but it tends to collect in cancer cells. A few days later (usually in the operating room, just after surgery), a tube with a special 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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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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