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California Passes Law Allowing Survivors of Mesothelioma Victims To Collect Damages

The death of a California man from mesothelioma inspired the passage of Senate Bill 447 in California which overturns existing law which prohibited posthumous damages to survivors of mesothelioma victims and others whose deaths are deemed negligent. Similar laws remain on the books in Florida, Idaho, Colorado, and Arizona. Alfonso Rocciola, who supervised construction projects Read More

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Asbestos Suit Involving GE, ViacomCBS Removed to Federal Court

The product liability suit was filed on behalf of Fred Russel Stafford against Crane Co., General Electric, ViacomCBS and other defendants. Mr. Stafford entered the U.S. Navy in 1948 as part of the Navy Submarine Service. He served on seven boats and retired as senior chief engineman aboard the USS Henry L. Stimson. He then Read More

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Defendant Company’s Request To Have Investigation Shut Down Denied By Louisiana Court

The family of the late Raymond Hutchins, Jr. filed suit claiming his work for a shipbuilding company put him in close proximity to repair work conducted by Dixie Machine & Welding Company where his family alleges that he was exposed to asbestos. Mr. Hutchins died of malignant mesothelioma. Dixie Machine filed to have the claim Read More

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Attorneys for 35-Year Old Woman With Mesothelioma Point to J&J’s “Indifference” to Claims of Asbestos in Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson should pay a terminal mesothelioma patient “tens of millions” after ignoring decades of red flags about asbestos in its talc baby powder, a lawyer for the California woman told a jury in closing arguments Monday, as reported on Law360. Christina Prudencio, 35, has suffered through surgery, hemorrhage, and other medical issues, and Read More

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Veterans At Risk For Mesothelioma

Each year, some 10,000 veterans die from asbestos-related diseases. Veterans account for nearly one-third of the mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year, especially those who served in military occupations where asbestos was present. While all branches of the military uses asbestos, it was used extensively in naval vessels. Asbestos Attorneys Experienced In Veterans Mesothelioma Cases Since Read More

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Plumbers At Greater Risk for Mesothelioma Due To Frequent Asbestos Exposure

It has been generally known that plumbers are at greater risk to contract mesothelioma because of their exposure to asbestos products. Their proximity to asbestos in cement pipes, pipe wrap insulation and joint compound puts them at increased risk. In a recent case the family of the late plumber Robert Swanson were awarded $5 million Read More

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Clinical Trials for Malignant Mesothelioma Facilitate Extended Survival for Vets

Although mesothelioma clinical trials have been generally unavailable to veterans through the VA in the past, this has changed in recent years. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the VA Interagency Group to Accelerate Trials Enrollment (NAVIGATE) program is a partnership between the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the Department of Veterans Affair (VA) to Read More

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When Buying Old Homes Be Aware of Asbestos Risk

“Asbestos. The name has its origin in the Greek word for inextinguishable. A highly-effective and inexpensive fire-retardant material and thermal and acoustic insulator, asbestos was used extensively in home construction from the early 1940s through the 1970s.” So says an article on the web page of This Old House. It’s true that many people love Read More

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Dual Immunotherapy Drugs Added To Australia’s Public Health Program

A combination treatment that has been called a “game changer” for mesothelioma victims in Australia has now been added to the nation’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS). From next month, any of the 700 to 800 Australians who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year will be able to access a course of immunotherapy drugs, called Opdivo Read More

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Malaria Drug Shows Promise As Mesothelioma Treatment

Quinacrine, a drug once used to treat malaria, has found to have a positive effect in treating mesothelioma. The drug researchers — who came from Penn State, Texas Tech, Keck Graduate Institute in California and St. John’s University— found that when mesothelioma cells were treated with quinacrine, they stopped migrating and forming new colonies that Read More

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