Author Archives: Karst Von Oiste Mesothelioma Law Firm

About Karst Von Oiste Mesothelioma Law Firm

Karst & von Oiste is a national law firm; we advocate for clients suffering from mesothelioma and lung cancer around the country. Having represented hundreds of mesothelioma and lung cancer victims across the country over the last 16 years, our firm has obtained many verdicts and settlements for their clients and families. Call us today (800) 352-0871.

Asbestos Cancer Death From 9/11 Suggests More To Come

Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure is the latest cancer that is connected directly to the rescue, recovery, and clean up after the 9/11 terrorist attack on New York City in 2001. Eighteen years after the Twin Towers came down in a cloud of asbestos-laced and toxic dust, the first death from asbestos cancer has been… Read More »

Pleural Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma is rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It affects the mesothelial cells and accounts for fewer than 1% of all cancers, with about 3,000 new cases diagnosed annually (NIH.gov). Unfortunately, mesothelioma is aggressive cancer, and the prognosis is poor for most patients. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type of the disease, comprising 80%… Read More »

Is It Too Late to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis of your own or a family member is an overwhelming experience. Getting a proper diagnosis and making sure appropriate care and treatment are received are essential. But vital financial decisions, such as how you will pay medical bills, make up for lost wages and cover funeral expenses, can be forgotten… Read More »

Who is Eligible to File a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you might be able to recover compensation from the responsible company by filing a wrongful death lawsuit. With this legal action, both the damages suffered by the deceased mesothelioma victim and the family will be covered. The first type of compensation in a wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuit… Read More »

Construction Workers Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

If you ever worked in the construction trade before the 1980s, you should be aware that you may have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a fibrous rock that was used in homes and other buildings until at least the early 1980s. Asbestos was used heavily in construction in the United States and other countries… Read More »

Electricians Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

Electrical workers have long been susceptible to asbestos exposure going back to the early 20th century. Asbestos was thought to be the ideal substance to use to make electrical products. Asbestos is lightweight and an outstanding insulator for transferring electricity. It also is neutral in terms of conductivity, so it is the perfect insulator to… Read More »

My Mom Got Mesothelioma from Washing Husbands Clothes

Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive cancer that is nearly always caused by asbestos exposure. Being exposed to asbestos can cause pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma 30, 40, or 50 years after exposure. In most cases, the people diagnosed with mesothelioma are men in their 60s and 70s who worked in heavy industry or manufacturing for many… Read More »

Peritoneal Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma is rare cancer that is diagnosed in only about 3,000 people per year. But mesothelioma is aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and the prognosis is generally poor. Peritoneal mesothelioma is one of the less common forms of the disease. (NIH.gov) If you were diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, you might wonder what your life… Read More »

Asbestos In Lungs Life Expectancy

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with asbestos in the lungs or mesothelioma, one of the biggest questions is about life expectancy. There is not a simple answer to how long you will live with this disease. Pleural mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lung lining caused by asbestos exposure and has… Read More »

How to Prove Asbestos Exposure?

If you worked in an organization where you were exposed to asbestos, you are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma, a painful cancer of the lung lining that has a high mortality rate. Workers who can prove that they were exposed to asbestos by a particular company or companies may be eligible for compensation… Read More »

How Does Mesothelioma Affect the Lungs

Mesothelioma is cancer of the membrane that lines the organs and body cavities. This membrane, called the mesothelium, can develop cancer decades after a person is exposed to asbestos. It is estimated that three out of four mesothelioma cases involve the lungs and chest cavity. (WebMD.com). Mesothelioma is one of the worst cancers you can… Read More »

My Mom Died of Mesothelioma Cancer from Baby Talcum Powder

Johnson & Johnson has a problem with its famous Baby Powder. There is mounting evidence that this popular product has contained asbestos, exposing millions of Americans to the toxic mineral. Some of them eventually developed mesothelioma and ovarian cancer, both of which are often fatal. If your mother or another loved one died from cancer… Read More »

Goodyear Tire Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos during your work at Goodyear Tire? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related condition, you could be entitled to compensation. Keep reading to learn more. An insurance unit that is part of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. operated by Warren Buffett has sued Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company so… Read More »

Can Herbs Help with Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

Mesothelioma is a deadly asbestos cancer usually affecting the lung lining. As a person breathes invisible asbestos particles into the lungs, they become lodged there. Over time, this can lead to genetic mutations that cause cancer. Most doctors recommend treatments for mesothelioma that involve surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. In addition to these traditional treatment options,… Read More »

I Have Mesothelioma, What Do I Do?

If you were exposed to asbestos and you think you have symptoms of mesothelioma, this is a scary time. There are certain things you should do to get the medical treatment and care you need. Once your health is stabilized, it may be recommended to talk to a licensed mesothelioma attorney to determine if you… Read More »

Epithelioid Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It usually affects the lining of the lungs, but also can affect the membranes around the heart or abdominal organs. Mesothelioma is diagnosed only in approximately 3,000 people per year but is one of the hardest to treat cancers. The life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient… Read More »

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Prognosis

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It affects the lungs, heart, abdominal organs, and/or testicles. Prognosis is generally poor, but how long you live depends on many factors, including the cell type of the disease. Below is more information about the sarcomatoid variety of mesothelioma, what causes it, symptoms, and prognosis. Three… Read More »

Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma is rare cancer with only 3,000 cases diagnosed annually, but the prognosis is poor. (NIH.gov). Sarcomatoid mesothelioma is the least common and is often referred to as ‘cell type’ or ‘spindle cell’ mesothelioma. It is estimated that 20% of mesothelioma cases are of this type. Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma Differences This type of asbestos cancer is… Read More »

Can You Get Abdominal Mesothelioma?

Abdominal or peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer where malignant cells develop in the protective sac that covers organs in the abdomen (the mesothelium). Abdominal mesothelioma comprises 10-30% of all reported cases of mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos in many industrial and manufacturing occupations. Asbestos and Abdominal Cancer Asbestos is… Read More »

Asbestos and Brake Pads Exposure Cancer Problem

Asbestos brake pads and brake linings have mostly been phased out, but they are still on some vehicles today. According to an original brake pad supplier, the Ford Motor Company was still using asbestos brake pads and linings as recently as 1993. (AA1car.com). The same supplier also reported that asbestos linings may still be used… Read More »

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy After Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is terminal cancer, and the prognosis is poor. Approximately 50% of people with this cancer will live a year or more after diagnosis, and only 10% will live at least five years. (NHS.uk). However, there are several factors that affect your mesothelioma life expectancy after diagnosis. Although prognosis is poor, long-term mesothelioma survivors do… Read More »

Can CBD Help with Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment?

Many mesothelioma patients feel hopeless. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and usually fatal cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Because symptoms do not appear at first, it often is diagnosed at stage III or IV after cancer has spread (See stage 4 mesothelioma symptoms). Because of the poor prognosis, some patients opt for alternative therapies in the… Read More »

What Causes Thickening of the Lungs?

Thickening of the lungs, also called pleural thickening, is an asbestos-related health problem that forms when asbestos fibers cause lung scarring, which causes the lung lining to thicken. The condition is incurable, but some treatments can improve symptoms. Lung thickening can also be called diffuse pleural thickening or DPT. It is usually caused by exposure… Read More »

Is Diffuse Pleural Thickening Disease Serious?

Pleural thickening, which is also known as diffuse pleural thickening, is a disease of the lungs where excessive scarring makes the pleura thicker. The condition can cause severe chest pain and make breathing difficult and is a severe condition. Pleural thickening is one of the most common signs of asbestos exposure. Below is more information… Read More »

Pericardial Mesothelioma Cancer Life Expectancy

Pericardial mesothelioma is a rare type of asbestos cancer that grows in the pericardium, which is the membrane that surrounds the heart. Pericardial mesothelioma is the rarest type of mesothelioma and accounts for only 1-2% of all mesothelioma diagnoses. Just 50 people are diagnosed with the condition annually, on average. Primary pericardial mesothelioma is rare,… Read More »

Does Mesothelioma Cancer Cause a Cough?

One of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma is a regular, dry cough. Coughing can happen in the early parts of this deadly asbestos cancer and can get worse as it spreads. Pleural effusions, tumor growth, and cancer treatments can cause this cough. (asbestos.com) Dry Cough and Mesothelioma Dry cough is a symptom of many… Read More »

Depression After Being Diagnosed with Mesothelioma: Women Have Most Risk

White women have a higher chance to have depression after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer of the lung lining caused by asbestos exposure. (Survivingmesothelioma.com) That conclusion came this week from researchers based at the University of Florida. The team looked at the cases of 120,000 people with late-stage mesothelioma. While all patients with… Read More »

San Diego Firefighters Sue Over Mesothelioma and Other Illnesses

After revelations that the city of San Diego had put them at higher risk for mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos exposure, hundreds of firefighters and other employees in the department filed a negligence claim on July 2, holding the city responsible for possible medical damages. This issue came to light after an investigation… Read More »

NY Jury Orders J&J to Pay $325 Million to Mesothelioma Victim

In one of the biggest verdicts to come down in a large number of mesothelioma lawsuits that have been filed against Johnson & Johnson, a state jury in New York ordered the company to pay a woman suffering from mesothelioma $300 million in punitive damages. (mesothelioma.net) This means Donna Olson and her husband will have… Read More »

Clinical Study Starts to Develop Breath Test for Early Detection of Mesothelioma

A doctor with more than 30 years of experience fighting asbestos-related diseases is the lead investigator in a new clinical trial of breath-based biomarkers that may say lives through early detection of mesothelioma. (asbestos.com) According to Michael Harbut, MD, the new clinical study has great significance for the early detection of mesothelioma and could become… Read More »

New Radiotherapy Treatment Can Double Two-Year Survival for Mesothelioma

A new radiotherapy treatment can double the odds of surviving two or more years with pleural mesothelioma, according to a study performed by Dr. Marco Trovo at University Hospital of Udine in Italy. (asbestos.com) Trovo is the top author of a mesothelioma treatment study that involved 109 patients treated for malignant mesothelioma from 2014 to… Read More »

New EPA Rule Shows Strong Resistance to Need for Ban on Asbestos

As of 2019, asbestos still is not banned in the US, even with the many warnings and concerns of experts, scientists and advisors. It is well known throughout the world of science and medicine that asbestos causes many serious diseases, such as malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis. The EPA has established certain rules and regulations to… Read More »

Study Finds Elderly Mesothelioma Patients Denied Critical Survival Time

 Almost 66% of elderly patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are passing away without receiving any sort of cancer-related treatments that could boost their survival. According to recent data, median survival for mesothelioma patients 80 years and older is just 4.1 months. The Annals of Surgical Oncology recently published the study, which was written and compiled by… Read More »

High-Dose Radiotherapy Increases Survival Rate in Mesothelioma

New clinical studies indicate that treatment with high doses of radiotherapy could greatly boost survival for patients with mesothelioma. New results from a clinical trial that was randomized show that patients who got aggressive radiotherapy were two times as likely to be alive after two years compared to patients who only got palliative radiotherapy; the… Read More »

Palliative Radiotherapy for Mesothelioma Produces “Substantial Treatment Response

Physicians in Pennsylvania may possibly have found a way to increase the effectiveness of new type of palliative radiotherapy for pleural mesothelioma. Palliative radiotherapy is an important method of treatment to help people with mesothelioma symptoms. It is not expected, however, for doctors to treat mesothelioma with palliative radiotherapy. (survivingmesothelioma.com) However, researchers at the University… Read More »

Chemoimmunotherapy Being Hailed as the Next Frontier for Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment

According to Australian doctors recently, chemotherapy and immunotherapy are the next frontier for the treatment of deadly mesothelioma cancer. The study in which they made this bold statement was the medical journal Expert Opinions in Biological Therapy. The doctors reviewed several mesothelioma clinical studies from 2016 to 2018. (survivingmesothelioma.com) Some of the studies were centered… Read More »

Curis Completes Mesothelioma Enrollment in CA-170 Study

Curis, Inc., a biotechnology company that centers on developing new and innovative therapeutics to treat cancer, announced May 6 that its Phase 1 study of CA-170 has reached the desired target enrollment of patients with mesothelioma. Curis began enrolling and dosing patients in the clinical study at the beginning of 2019. (finance.yahoo.com) The company president… Read More »

Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

As a veteran, you’ve done a lot for your country. You’ve offered your youth, spent time away from home, perhaps a mobile lifestyle, missing births and birthdays, undergoing emotional and physical trauma, and otherwise sacrificing for your fellow Americans. It is therefore difficult to learn, years or decades after your service has ended, that you’ve… Read More »

How Do People Get Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a devastating cancer of the lung linings that is almost always terminal. The five year survival rate is in the single digits. However, mesothelioma is different from lung cancer and its causes are different. Mesothelioma was almost unknown until the early 1900s. After decades of studying the disease, researchers discovered the cause. Below… Read More »

Veterans Claims & Benefits from Mesothelioma

As a veteran or the family member of someone who served in the armed forces, you have given enough to this country. From protecting Americans here on home soil to doing tours overseas, military service comes with a huge physical and emotional toll – and that’s before a devastating disease such as mesothelioma. If you… Read More »

Asbestos Attorneys for Firefighters Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Firefighters regularly deal with serious asbestos exposure in their jobs. As a result, many firefighters death with a higher rate of asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma. But when most people imagine what dangers firefighters face, they rarely think of asbestos exposure and the risk of mesothelioma and other cancers. Yet cancer is the top occupational… Read More »

Homeowners Guide to Asbestos Removal (2019)

Since it was revealed to be a potentially dangerous carcinogen in the 1970s, millions of homeowners have feared the possible discovery of asbestos in their homes. Whether it’s concern over cancer or worries about expensive removal bills, asbestos remains a primary area of concern for homeowners all over the country. In the case of asbestos,… Read More »

Maine Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the deadliest, most painful cancers that a person can have. Mesothelioma is almost always due to asbestos exposure. It usually affects the lung linings, which is called the pleura. Thus, this form of the disease is called pleural mesothelioma. This deadly organ lining cancer also may affect the delicate membranes surrounding… Read More »

Can You Survive a Mesothelioma Cancer Diagnosis?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers, most often in the workplace. For many with the disease, a mesothelioma diagnosis is a death sentence. Most patients are diagnosed in stage 3 or stage 4 of the disease. At that point, the cancer has often spread too much to give… Read More »

Norfolk Southern Asbestos Exposure

Norfolk Southern Railroad is one of the largest railroad companies in the United States. Over the decades, the railroad has exposed countless workers to asbestos in their line of work. In some cases, exposure to the deadly mineral resulted in workers being diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma. If a worker and his mesothelioma attorney can… Read More »

Are Mesothelioma Class Action Settlement Lawsuits Available?

A class action lawsuit is one that is filed by many claimants who are suing on the behalf of a large number of people who have suffered harm of a similar nature by the same defendants. Mesothelioma cases are not filed as class action lawsuits any longer. Rather, claimants can file a personal injury lawsuit… Read More »

List of Largest Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

Mesothelioma settlements tend to be rather large given the seriousness of the cancer, the amount of medical bills involved as well as the extensive pain and suffering the patient endures. Recent reports have found the typical mesothelioma settlement ranges between $1 million and $1.4 million, with verdicts averaging around $2.4 million. (gnarusllc.com). These averages can… Read More »

Stage 4 Near Death Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer of the linings of the major organs, especially the lungs, heart and various organs in the abdomen. The final near death stages of mesothelioma are painful and life expectancy is short. The cancer is likely to continue to spread and it can lead to heart or respiratory failure if the… Read More »

North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the worst cancers that you can get. It is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and most often occurs in the lining of the lungs, also known as the pleura. This cancer also can affect the membranes in the abdominal cavity, heart and testicles. But it is far and away most… Read More »

Minnesota Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a painful, deadly cancer of the linings of the internal organs, especially the lungs. According to the American Cancer Society, almost 3,000 new mesothelioma cancer cases are diagnosed annually. This cancer is very hard to treat, and is caused exclusively by exposure to asbestos. Thousands of workers over the years have been exposed… Read More »

Illinois Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Pleural mesothelioma is a devastating and almost always fatal cancer of the pleura, which is the delicate membrane that surrounds the lungs. Mesothelioma also can be diagnosed in the intestines, stomach, testicles and heart. But pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of the cancer. The American Cancer Society finds there are 3,000 new mesothelioma… Read More »

Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a serious cancer of the lung lining and other organ linings that is nearly always fatal. Pleural mesothelioma in the lung lining is diagnosed in 80% of cases, but the cancer can also affect the delicate membranes surrounding the intestines, stomach, heart and testicles. The American Cancer Society has found there are approximately… Read More »

Ohio Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a nearly always fatal cancer of the lining of the major internal organs. The most common place this serious cancer occurs is in the lung lining; this form is called pleural mesothelioma. But sometimes the cancer can attack the lining surrounding the heart, intestines, stomach and testicles. According to the American Cancer Society,… Read More »

Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a serious and almost always fatal cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, and sometimes other organs, including the heart and intestines. The American Cancer Society reports there are nearly 3,000 new mesothelioma cases in the US annually. This cancer is very painful, hard to treat, and is caused by exposure to… Read More »

Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a fatal cancer of the lung lining that is caused by asbestos exposure. According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma in the US every year. It is a painful, nearly always fatal cancer with a very low five year survival rate in the single digits. Mesothelioma… Read More »

Florida Mesothelioma Attorney Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, terminal cancer of the lung linings, and sometimes of the heart, intestines and stomach linings as well. It is nearly always caused by exposure to asbestos at job sites. It is almost always fatal and very painful. Long term exposure to asbestos in the air can lead to major health problems… Read More »

New York Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a terrible, painful and usually preventable cancer of the lining of the lungs and other organs. It is usually fatal. If you have worked or lived in New York state for years, it is possible in some situations that you could have been exposed to asbestos. Long term exposure to this deadly mineral… Read More »

Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a fatal, painful, preventable cancer of the lung lining that is nearly always a terminal disease. If you have worked or lived in this state for years, there is a possibility you were exposed to deadly asbestos at home or on the job. Long term exposure to asbestos can cause serious health problems,… Read More »

Asbestos Attorneys for Factory & Power Plant Lawsuit

The processes involved in creating, storing and distributing power requires a lot of labor. Most modern factory and power plants have at least 400 to 700 workers who are both blue collar and white collar. Depending on their job duties, they may work in machinery operation, system control, metal work and maintenance of equipment. Most… Read More »

Asbestos Attorneys for Construction Workers Lawsuit

OSHA reports that general construction work ranks as the most hazardous industry in the US. (OSHA.gov). While most construction deaths result from worksite accidents, some deaths are due to asbestos exposure and the deadly cancer mesothelioma. This is a terrible cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and other organs, and is nearly always… Read More »

Railroad Workers Cancer Lawsuit Settlement Amounts

In many ways, railroads built the United States in many ways. Even today, railroad companies still employ more than one million people. But working in the railroad industry comes with risks. One of the most common has been asbestos exposure. Asbestos was heavily used in the manufacturing of train and railroad components from the 1930s… Read More »

Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer of the lung lining that is painful and nearly always fatal. The disease focuses on the mesothelial cells that are in the lining of the chest and abdominal cavity. The mesothelium that is formed by these cells helps to protect your organs by making a lubricating fluid that lets the… Read More »

General Dynamics NASSCO Lawsuit from Asbestos Exposure

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) is one of the three shipyards in the Marine Systems division of General Dynamics Corp. This yard has been responsible for building support and auxiliary support ships for the US Navy, as well as dry cargo carriers and oil tankers for commercial shipping companies since the 1950s. It is… Read More »

Jobs & Occupations with Greatest Asbestos Exposure

At one time, asbestos was in wide use everywhere in America. It is a natural mineral in a fibrous form and is highly resistant to heat, water, chemicals, and electricity. Asbestos was used in thousands of construction, commercial and household products. Some of those products included: Fireproof coatings Concrete and cement Pipes Gaskets Bricks Drywall… Read More »

My Husband Died of Mesothelioma What Can I Do?

Dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis with your husband is overwhelming and heartbreaking. First, you need to make sure they are getting the best possible care and treatments. But some aspects can get overlooked, such as what to do financially after the loved one is gone, is often an afterthought. After he dies, there will be… Read More »

Rights of Family Members in Mesothelioma Claims

A common question of mesothelioma victims is what the rights of their family members are if they pass away. From 1999 to 2015, there were 45,221 deaths with mesothelioma mentioned on the death certificate as a major cause of death in the US. (CDC.gov). So, this is a situation that happens often in asbestos exposure… Read More »

How Mesothelioma Litigation Works

After you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is common to just worry about your health. But if you have been diagnosed with this disease, be aware that it only can be contracted from exposure to asbestos, most commonly at a job site. You should contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney in your state right away.… Read More »

Mesothelioma & Asbestos Trust Funds Settlement Process

An asbestos trust fund can be a viable payout option for some victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma to obtain compensation for their medical costs and pain and suffering. Mesothelioma bankruptcy trust funds can be formed when a company that produced products with asbestos in them has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. As part… Read More »

Workers Compensation Benefits for Mesothelioma

Employment-related cancer, such as mesothelioma, is one of the biggest percentages of work-related deaths and costs in the US. Diseases related to asbestos exposure affects thousands of workers in many occupations. Some of the workers who were injured by asbestos on the job may be eligible for worker’s compensation to help to pay for their… Read More »

How to File Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits

Mesothelioma is a devastating disease that proceeds rapidly, racks up a large amount of medical bills in a short amount of time, and leaves family members behind without their loved ones or the support they offered. Whether you have recently been diagnosed or have lost a loved one to this pernicious cancer, it’s important you… Read More »

Mesothelioma Colon Cancer Diagnosis from Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is widely hailed as one of the most dangerous substances in our world today. This isn’t because it kills or maims on contact, nor can it be used as a weapon of terror. Rather, the fact that asbestos is so useful – and was therefore widely used for the better part of the 20th… Read More »

Best Mesothelioma Lawyers Near Me for Navy Veterans

Military veterans commonly were exposed to asbestos during their military service. Some of them, unfortunately, develop mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease later in life. Any military veteran that is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease should consult immediately with a qualified mesothelioma attorney in their area. They could be eligible for a variety of compensation from… Read More »

Average Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Settlements

Thousands of companies over the decades have been sued for exposing employees to asbestos and causing them to develop mesothelioma.  Some of the lawsuits are brought by the person who was exposed to the deadly substance. But other lawsuits were filed by the family of the person who was diagnosed with mesothelioma and passed away… Read More »

Ford Motor Company Attempts to Evade $9.1 Million Mesothelioma Payout

Ford Motor Company attempted this month to evade a $9.1 million mesothelioma judgement. However, the judge on the case was not sympathetic to the company’s arguments. Delaware Superior Court Judge Ferris W. Wharton rejected arguments from the automotive company that it was not treated well in court and deserved to have a new trial set.… Read More »

Mesothelioma Timeline on Asbestos Claims Payout

If you have mesothelioma, it is because at some point in your life, you had exposure to asbestos. Generally, people who have been exposed to asbestos had it occur on the job. Common jobs where asbestos exposure has occurred are plumbers, shipyard workers, electricians, railroad workers and construction workers. Others may have been exposed to… Read More »

Vietnam War Veterans and Asbestos-Related Disease Risks

During the Vietnam War, the United States military used asbestos extensively. Toward the conclusion of the war, new regulations forced corporations involved in the war effort to decrease their asbestos use greatly. By this time, however, it was too late for many military members who had been exposed to the deadly substance. Many Vietnam War… Read More »

Air Force Veterans and Asbestos-Related Disease Risks

In recent years, the US Air Force has made major efforts to reduce asbestos exposure among its workforce. But Air Force veterans still are at risk of getting mesothelioma because of the high degree to which the toxic substance was used in the military for decades. The Air Face used asbestos for many purposes, due… Read More »

Army Veterans and Asbestos-Related Disease Risks

It is common for US Army veterans to have been exposed to asbestos in their service, and develop mesothelioma later in life. Some in the Army today may still be exposed to asbestos, including those who have served in Iraq and other nations that still use high quantities of asbestos in construction. Even as late… Read More »

List of Navy Ships, Destroyers & Shipyards with Asbestos Exposure

Many current and former members of the US Navy were exposed to high levels of asbestos during their service. Most Navy vessels built before 1980 were full of asbestos. Exposure to the toxic material on Navy ships causes many veterans to develop mesothelioma decades later. People who developed mesothelioma during their military service have a… Read More »

Tax Implications of Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements

Whether or not mesothelioma settlements are taxable is a complex issue. It is related to the issue of a personal injury settlement being taxable or not. As most asbestos victims receive general and special damages for their compensation, they usually are not required to pay any taxes on their money. So settlements of this type… Read More »

Serious Risk of Lung Cancer from Asbestos Exposure

As many people know by now, exposure to asbestos can cause serious long-term damage to health. Because of the method by which asbestos enters the body (inhalation), the most commonly affected organs are the lungs. Unfortunately, lung cancer often results. However, lung cancer isn’t the only outcome possible with asbestos exposure. There are several other… Read More »

Mesothelioma Expert Medical Panel

There are many renowned medical professionals who have dedicated their careers to treating mesothelioma and related asbestos diseases. Below we’ve assembled profiles of some of the most noteworthy mesothelioma physicians and medical professionals working in the United States today. You and your medical team should determine which type of cancer you have, and then do… Read More »

How Much Financial Compensation for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an extremely dangerous disease with severely negative outcomes. Those suffering from it experience pain, disability, frustration, loss of independence, and the crippling emotions that come with knowing life is much shorter than they’d planned. Each of these can affect family, friends and caregivers along with the victim themselves. With so much distress caused,… Read More »

Can You Survive an Asbestosis Diagnosis

Wondering if you have a disease, or waiting for a prognosis if you’ve just discovered you have one, can be a tortuous experience. Worries can quickly transform into overwhelm, making life difficult in the extreme – even for people who normally have it all together. If you’re worried about asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease, you… Read More »

Asbestos Exposure Signs & Risks

Asbestos has a terrible reputation these days, and for good reason. This tiny crystal, though it provides some serious benefits in building and electrical applications, can be deadly to those who experience routine exposure to it. Unfortunately, while the height of asbestos exposure occurred decades ago when the substance was still routinely used across industries… Read More »

Mesothelioma Cancer Statute of Limitations for Claims

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to understand the statute of limitations for your state. Generally, the statute of limitations for a mesothelioma cancer case begins at the time of the diagnosis or death of the patient, and expires at various times, depending upon the laws of… Read More »

Average Asbestos Lawsuit Settlements Causing Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a usually terminal, painful cancer of the lung and organ linings caused by long term exposure to asbestos-containing materials. Most people who are diagnosed with the disease are usually in the later stages, with many not living more than a year. While mesothelioma is a rare cancer, it usually is very expensive to… Read More »

USS Charles R. Ware Ship & Asbestos Exposure

If you or a loved one has suffered from mesothelioma, you are understandably devastated. You’re confused, you’re angry, you’re unsure how this could happen to you. Especially since the vast majority of mesothelioma causes occurred on job sites run by other people – people who were supposed to protect you and yours – it is… Read More »

Understanding the Different Types of Mesothelioma

Getting a diagnosis of mesothelioma is terrifying, whether you are the victim or a loved one watching it all unfold. While it’s tempting to give into the overwhelm, don’t. Remember that knowledge is power, and the more information you have, the greater your chance of mitigating the cancer and later getting any legal compensation you’re… Read More »

California Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a devastating disease. Not only does it have one of the worst survival rates in the cancer world, it progresses quickly, leaving heartbreak and oftentimes a mountain of debt in its wake. The good news is, the survival of mesothelioma is becoming more and more common, even if it’s still the rarity. More… Read More »

Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the rarest types of cancers that aggressively attacks the lining of the vital organs, including the lungs, heart, intestines, stomach and testicles. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common variety, which involves the delicate lining of the lungs. Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure, most often in heavily industrial occupations, such as… Read More »

New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the rarest forms of cancer and one of the deadliest. Asbestos exposure is almost always the cause. The aggressive cancer attacks the lining of the lungs and other organs. In the case of the lungs, it is known as pleural mesothelioma. This is the most common and deadly form of mesothelioma.… Read More »

Wyoming Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. The disease attacks the specialized cells that comprise the membranes lining the lungs, chest and abdominal cavity. The cancer affects the mesothelium, which is the tissue that is formed by our mesothelial cells. It helps to protect the organs by making a… Read More »

Washington State Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the worst cancers you can get. It has a very low five-year survivability rate. It is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. In 80% of patients, mesothelioma affects the pleura or lining of the lungs; this type of cancer is called pleural mesothelioma. This mostly fatal cancer also can affect… Read More »

Hospice Care for Mesothelioma Cancer Victims

Mesothelioma is often terminal, and most victims cannot be cured. The typical life expectancy for patients with asbestos cancer is only a year, with only 10% of patients living five years (Healthcarefirst.com). If you are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease, you may live longer. If you or a loved one is living… Read More »

Asbestos Claims and Medicare Liens

If you have reached an asbestos cancer settlement with the company or companies that exposed you to this deadly human carcinogen, you probably are relieved. You will soon be able to obtain just compensation for your mesothelioma medical bills, lost earnings, and pain and suffering. However, sometimes settling an asbestos claim is the most straightforward… Read More »

Mesothelioma vs Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma and non-small cell lung cancer are cancers but are distinctly different. It is critical to understand the difference between these two types of cancer; the more you know about both, the better you will be prepared to treat them. Below is more information about the characteristics of each cancer and the significant differences between… Read More »

What Are Mesothelioma Pleural Plaques?

Many pleural diseases stem from asbestos exposure, including cancer, pleural plaques, and effusion. This page provides essential information about mesothelioma pleural plaques. If you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing health problems, talk to your medical care professional right away.  Mesothelioma Pleural Plaques Overview The first thing to understand is what the pleura… Read More »