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What causes mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is primarily caused by asbestos particles. This aggressive form of cancer does not respond to standard forms of cancer treatment. Recently, new clinical trials are underway for this aggressive form of cancer and there have been several cases of victims going into remission. Symptoms of mesothelioma may […]

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PA man cites 14 companies in mesothelioma suit

14 companies were recently cited as defendants in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed in the Kanawha Circuit Court in West Virginia.  The suit was filed by a man from Canonsburg, Pennsylvania who had been employed by several companies in West Virginia before being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused […]

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Virus Treatment for Mesothelioma Promising

A new form of cancer treatment in which viruses attack specifically cancerous cells is offering hope to mesothelioma patients.  Unlike current treatments, such as chemotherapy, this form of treatment would spare healthy cells and target only the cancer.  The treatment could be even more effective if the virus were able to express interferon-beta, the antiviral […]

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Jury Awards $1.2 Million in Mudding Additive Case

A Texas jury has awarded $1.2 million to the widow of a man who died of mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos-packed drilling lubricants.  According to the suit, asbestos added to chemicals used in the drilling process by Union Carbide, Montello, Inc., and other companies caused the man to contact mesothelioma, which killed […]

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Screening Serum for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is often caused by asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, if asbestos is not a known environmental factor, mesothelioma is often not diagnosed in time. Because the latency period for mesothelioma symptoms to show up is generally 20 to 50 years, this means that mesothelioma generally does not enter the doctor's […]

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WV Man’s Widow Files Mesothelioma Suit

Lilly Knotts filed an asbestos suit on July 30th in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, WV. The suit is against 69 companies. It has been filed on behalf of her late husband David Knotts. David died from mesothelioma that he contracted due to his exposure to asbestos. The suit claims that David’s death was wrongfully […]

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Asbestos Suit Filed in Illinois

On August 27 an asbestos suit was filed by Steven Dux against 13 defendant corporations in the Madison County Circuit Court in Illinois. The suit was filed on behalf of Steven’s father Andres Martinez, who died from mesothelioma. The suit claims that the illness was caused by exposure to asbestos at Martinez’s place of work. […]

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Asbestos Lawsuits Filed Increases

 Although some states have seen a decrease in asbestos related lawsuits, the trend is beginning to change. In the last two years, asbestos lawsuits have begun to increase again, as more and more people fight for their rights after being unnecessarily exposed to asbestos. Recently, over a five day period, 20 lawsuits were filed by […]

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Fines Considered for Developer after Alleged Asbestos Removal Violations

A company owned by developer Bob Knapp may face heavy fines due to allegations that it violated asbestos safety procedures during its renovation of the Equitable Building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The Iowa DNR said that it believed the company failed to follow established safety guidelines, which may have exposed thousands of people to […]

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Fines Issued for Contractors Dealing with Restoration of Building

The contractors in charge of renovating a building in Oregon have been fined a total of $64,058 for violations of removal codes during their work on a retirement facility in 2006. It is currently unknown whether or not residents of the facility have been exposed to the deadly fibers. Authorities are recommending that those that […]

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