Author Archives: Karst & von Oiste LLP

About Karst & von Oiste LLP

Lawyers and On-Site Legal Advisors: Karst & von Oiste LLP are the lead authors of this content, a national law firm; they advocate for clients suffering from mesothelioma and lung cancer around the country. They have represented hundreds of asbestos-related disease victims over the last 16 years and their firm has obtained billions in verdicts and settlements for their clients and families. Members of Texas Bar Association.

Novel Chemotherapy Treatment Gives Hope to Mesothelioma Patients

The Society of Interventional Radiology reported this week that a new treatment for stage 3 and 4 mesothelioma might enhance the quality of life for patients with few treatment choices, according to a new clinical study. (Sciencedaily.com) The research shows that transarterial chemoperfusion treatment for pleural mesothelioma has few side effects and shows promise for… Read More »

Combustion Engineering Asbestos Trust

Combustion Engineering was a leader in developing fossil fuels and nuclear steam power systems in the United States for decades. It manufactured boilers, cement, insulation, adhesives, and coatings that contained asbestos, which later led to thousands of asbestos lawsuits. Combustion Engineering was established in 1912 when American Stoker Company and Grieve Gate Company merged. In… Read More »

Dresser Industries Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

Dresser Industries was a pipeline equipment maker that produced rubber joints and packers used in oilfields and natural gas pipelines that contained asbestos. Dresser Industries was later acquired by the Halliburton Company, and it inherited at least 300,000 asbestos claims. (Mesotheliomafund.com) Equipment that was originally made by Dresser and later owned by Halliburton that contained… Read More »

My Pathology Report Said Lung Cancer

If you got your pathology report back recently and it said lung cancer, you may be wondering what to do now. A lung cancer diagnosis is scary, and if the disease was caused by asbestos exposure, you might not know where to turn. But there have been advances in treatment for asbestos-caused cancers, so there… Read More »

Smoking and Mesothelioma What to Know

Recent research suggests that while smoking does not cause mesothelioma, smoking does make you 50-84 times more likely to develop the disease if you were exposed to asbestos. Smoking causes an inflammatory response in the lungs that can lead to more hardening, scarring, and damaging of tissue after asbestos exposure. Below is more information about… Read More »

What is Thoracentesis Treatment for Mesothelioma?

Many people who have pleural mesothelioma have fluid buildup around the lungs that can lead to many unpleasant symptoms and health problems. While mesothelioma cannot be cured, there are treatments and procedures that can extend your life and reduce pain and discomfort. (Mesothelioma.com) One of the most common procedures for mesothelioma patients is a thoracentesis,… Read More »

San Diego City Workers Sue Over Asbestos Exposure

San Diego city workers have filed a lawsuit against the city after they were allegedly exposed to asbestos in their office for months. (10News.com) The class-action lawsuit was filed in Superior Court in June 2019. It accuses high-level city officials of knowing about high levels of asbestos at 1010 Second Avenue, but they kept workers… Read More »

What Happens When Asbestos is Inhaled or Swallowed

Asbestos is a group of minerals that occurs naturally in the earth. The most common forms are chrysotile and amphibole asbestos. Asbestos is useful in many industrial and construction applications because of its strength and fire resistance. But inhaling or swallowing microscopic asbestos fibers can cause devastating diseases, including mesothelioma. (Lung.org) Asbestos-related diseases kill thousands… Read More »

Mesothelioma Diagnostic Steps and Criteria

Mesothelioma can be mistaken for other cancers, so it is vital to have cancer diagnosed correctly as early as possible. Basic Diagnostic Steps for Mesothelioma The basic mesothelioma diagnosis criteria are as follows: (asbestos.com) Symptoms: Mesothelioma symptoms will cause the patient to visit their doctor for an examination and tests. Common symptoms are a persistent… Read More »

Mesothelioma vs Adenocarcinoma Differences

Mesothelioma and adenocarcinoma are types of cancer but are different diseases. Each has different causes and prognoses, as well as different treatment regimens. Major differences between the two diseases include: Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure, while adenocarcinoma is most often caused by smoking. However, some adenocarcinoma patients never smoked. Adenocarcinoma is lung cancer that… Read More »

ONCOS-102 Plus Chemo Shows Benefit in Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

A combination of ONCOS-102 plus standard chemotherapy is showing sustained benefit for people with mesothelioma, according to recent results from a Phase 2 clinical trial. The time without progression of mesothelioma is longer, and the therapy seems to encourage immune system activity in people with pleural mesothelioma who cannot have surgery. (Immuno-oncologynews.com) Overview of ONCOS-102… Read More »

Mesothelioma Radiation Therapy Options

Mesothelioma radiation therapy uses high-energy X-rays or protons to kill cancer cells. Mesothelioma can be difficult to treat with radiation therapy because the cancer does not grow as single tumors. It can be challenging to focus the radiation on the tumors without affecting healthy tissue. But newer radiation therapy techniques are providing better control of… Read More »

My Pathology Report Said Mesothelioma Cancer

If you recently got your pathology report back that said you have mesothelioma, you are probably wondering what to do and what is next. A mesothelioma diagnosis is definitely scary, but there is hope for people for this cancer. The pathologist’s report says more than you have mesothelioma. It reports the type of mesothelioma you… Read More »

J&J to Halt Talc-Based Baby Powder Sales in North America

Johnson & Johnson is stopping sales in North America of its talc-based Baby Powder. The product once defined J&J’s wholesome, pure image. Still, it has been forced to defend the product in recent years as it faced thousands of personal injury lawsuits from users who say it may contain asbestos that causes ovarian cancer and… Read More »

Babcock & Wilcox Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust

Babcock & Wilcox was established in 1867 made several types of industrial equipment designed to withstand high temperatures. The equipment often was built with asbestos-containing materials because the mineral was affordable, fireproof, and abundant. (Asbestos.com) While the company never made asbestos products itself, it used asbestos-containing products made by other companies to build its equipment.… Read More »

Artra Asbestos Settlement Trust

Artra Asbestos Trust is connected to the Synkoloid Company that was founded in 1894 in Staten Island, New York. The firm began as a small company, but by 1928, it had grown into a large organization because it created and patented Spackle, a dry mix paint powder that was unique in the marketplace. In the… Read More »

Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical Corp Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

Kaiser Aluminum was founded in 1946 and specialized in the production of complex aluminum products for the automotive and aerospace industries. The company also was involved in all aspects of aluminum, including mining bauxite, refining, and manufacturing aluminum products. (Kaiseraluminum.com) Some of the products that the company produces today include: Tubs Forge stock Extrusions Sheet… Read More »

Disability Benefits with Mesothelioma Cancer

The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) to some Americans who are disabled. The program may offer disability benefits to you if you have mesothelioma cancer. You could be eligible for compensation if you are under 65 and cannot work because of your mesothelioma. (Asbestos.com) It is important to try to… Read More »

Atara Biotherapeutics Launches Next-Gen Immunotherapy Targeting Mesothelin in Mesothelioma Cancers

Atara Biotherapeutics announced May 15 that an abstract that describes the preclinical safety, enhanced functional characteristics and anti-tumor efficacy of ATA2271 – a next-gen autologous chemeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy targeting mesothelin – was chosen for a poster presentation at the 2nd American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting 2020. The… Read More »

Teacher in Philadelphia with Mesothelioma Catches City’s Attention

Mesothelioma diagnoses normally do not get headlines in local newspapers, especially in large cities such as Philadelphia. But that is what happened recently in The City of Brotherly Love as the Philadelphia Inquirer has been following the mesothelioma case of Lea DiRusso. DiRusso is a 51-year-old who worked for almost 30 years as a teacher… Read More »

Pittsburgh Corning Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust (PCC)

In the early 1960s, Pittsburgh Corning purchased the Unibestos product line from UNARCO Industries, Inc. These products contained high amounts of lethal asbestos that were made from amosite asbestos brought into the US from South Africa. The natural asbestos was broken down into fibers in the South African mines. Then they were shipped to UNARCO… Read More »

Union Asbestos and Rubber Company UNR Claims Trust

The Union Asbestos and Rubber Company (UNARCO) was established in 1941. It produced asbestos insulation products that were marketed for railroad, industrial, and aviation use. UNARCO products were used in industrial equipment, such as pipes, turbines, and boilers. One of its biggest-selling insulation products was called UNARCO Insutape that was often used on railcars. UNARCO… Read More »

W.R. Grace & Co Asbestos Trust

W.R. Grace & Co. was a large manufacturer of asbestos-containing products, such as insulation, plaster, and cement, during much of the 20th century. One of its biggest products, Zonolite loose-fill attic insulation, was installed in millions of homes in the United States. (Asbestos.com) In the early 1960s, W.R. Grace bought a vermiculite mine and processing… Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Beats Radiologists in Detecting Lung Cancer

Scientists recently conducted a clinical study where they trained an artificial intelligence (AI) deep learning tool to look for lung cancer tumors in CT scans. The algorithm’s evaluation was compared with those of six radiologists. The results indicated that the AI was better and more accurate in detecting lung cancer when CT imaging was unavailable.… Read More »

Importance of a Second Opinion for Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States; the American Cancer Society estimates there will be 135,000 cancer deaths in the US in 2020. (Cancer.org) If you were ever exposed to asbestos and have lung cancer, it is vital to know that your lung cancer could have been caused by… Read More »

Linn vs Polk Counties IA Mesothelioma Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer of the lung and abdominal lining caused by asbestos exposure. The most common type of the disease is pleural mesothelioma that forms in the lining of the lungs. (Cancer.org) Occupational asbestos exposure is the usual cause of malignant mesothelioma. It is diagnosed in about 2,500 to 3,000 people per year,… Read More »

Mesothelioma vs Black Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma and black lung disease (pneumoconiosis) are different conditions that sometimes are confused with each other. Both are serious diseases that affect miners and other workers in heavy industry. Below are the key differences between these two severe health conditions. Mesothelioma Overview Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos in a variety of heavy industry… Read More »

Common Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is cancer caused by asbestos exposure in the thin layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs. The most common type is pleural mesothelioma that affects the lining around your lungs. (Mayoclinic.org). One of the challenges of treating mesothelioma is there often are no symptoms until the disease is in the later… Read More »

Diagnosing Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is often found after a person sees a doctor because of the symptoms they are having. If there is a reason to think you could have mesothelioma, your physician will check you over, and they will run some tests. Symptoms such as coughing and pain in the chest might suggest you have asbestos cancer,… Read More »

Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer FAQ

The following sections addresses the most commonly asked questions about pleural mesothelioma. In This Section Is pleural mesothelioma curable? How is pleural mesothelioma diagnosed? Where does pleural mesothelioma start? What are the different types of pleural mesothelioma? IE: Biphasic What are the symptoms of pleural mesothelioma? Where does pleural mesothelioma spread to? How do you… Read More »

BEWARE: Mesothelioma Lawsuit Ads & Commercials

Chances are you’ve seen the if you have mesothelioma commercial TV ads about mesothelioma can be scary. Advertisements on TV, the Internet, and radio describe the horror of asbestos exposure and getting mesothelioma. The commercials ask you to call a number to reach an attorney and take action. As a consumer, you might wonder how… Read More »

United Kingdom Oncologist Proposes Novel Treatment for Mesothelioma

Medical oncologist Angus Dalgleish, M.D., never did prefer the standard treatments for pleural mesothelioma, even when he had recommended them to patients in the past. He thinks there are now better options. Dalgleish, who is a physician at St. George’s Hospital at the University of London, recently released a case study that detailed a novel… Read More »

Mesothelioma vs Carcinoma Cancer

Mesothelioma cancer of the lung or abdominal lining that is caused by asbestos exposure. Carcinoma (squamous cell) is a type of skin cancer. It is vital to understand the differences between these cancers, but also what they have in common. Mesothelioma Overview Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure and develops in the delicate lining of… Read More »

Mesothelioma in Lymph Nodes

One of the problems with mesothelioma is it has a tendency to become metastatic. Metastasis means it can spread from the point of origination to lymph nodes and other organs and tissues and organs. If mesothelioma gets into the lymph nodes, it means that early metastasis is occurring, Mesothelioma can metastasize into the lymph nodes… Read More »

New Clinical Study Finds Connection Between Talc and Malignant Mesothelioma

Thousands of personal injury lawsuits have been filed by victims of malignant mesothelioma against companies that sell and manufacture talc-based products, such as Johnson & Johnson, Colgate Palmolive, and Avon. But the corporate line has been that their talc is not tainted with asbestos. They further argue that talc by itself does not cause asbestos… Read More »

List of Cutting Edge & Alternative Mesothelioma Treatments

The question is always asked, is there a new cure for mesothelioma? Unfortunately as of today, there is not. People who have been diagnosed with pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma are facing aggressive cancer with a poor prognosis. This cancer, which is caused by asbestos exposure, invades the delicate tissues lining the lungs and abdominal organs.… Read More »

Pediatric Mesothelioma Cancer in Young Adults & Children

Mesothelioma usually occurs in older men with years of asbestos exposure in heavy manufacturing and industrial jobs. But it can rarely occur in children and young adults, as well. Doctors say that mesothelioma in young people is spontaneous and does not have a clear cause. Most people who get mesothelioma are 65 or older who… Read More »

Mesothelioma Cancer Rates in Men vs Women

Approximately 75% of mesothelioma diagnoses are in men, with 25% in women. Women tend to have better survival rates after diagnosis than men. One year from a mesothelioma diagnosis, 45% of women are still alive versus 38% of men. There are several reasons this is the case: (Asbestos.com) Women are usually diagnosed at a younger… Read More »

List of Complications Caused by Mesothelioma

As mesothelioma progresses, it can cause many complications that affect your health and life. In pleural mesothelioma, tumors grow on the lining of the lungs. As they spread, the tumors affect the ability of the lungs to function. Some of the most common symptoms of the disease – pleural effusion and shortness of breath –… Read More »

How Immunotherapy Can Treat Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and difficult to treat cancer. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are not always completely effective, so alternative therapies have been developed. One of the most promising new therapies is immunotherapy. It is not yet a first-line treatment for mesothelioma, but scientific research may someday make it a reality. (asbestos.com) Some immunotherapy drugs,… Read More »

Can Blood Tests Detect Mesothelioma Cancer?

Blood tests are used in combination with X-rays, CT scans, and biopsies to diagnose mesothelioma. The blood tests look for mesothelioma-specific proteins called biomarkers in your blood. The three most-common mesothelioma blood tests and biomarkers are: (WebMD.com) MESOMARK assay N-ERC/Mesothelin test Fibulin-3 test Osteopontin Megakaryocyte potentiation factor Using these blood tests, imaging tests, and biopsies,… Read More »

Personal Injury Lawsuits for Mesothelioma Cancer

Thousands of corporations have faced mesothelioma lawsuits over the last several decades for exposing their workers to asbestos and causing them to develop an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma. Filing a personal injury lawsuit for mesothelioma cancer is complex. It is recommended to hire a qualified mesothelioma attorney with experience in asbestos-related claims. The proper… Read More »

Mesothelioma Surgery Survival Rates & Recovery

Mesothelioma is cancer that affects the membranes surrounding some of the body’s most essential organs, such as the lungs, abdomen, and heart. The most common type of disease is pleural mesothelioma affecting the lungs. The next most common type is peritoneal mesothelioma in the gut. Treatments for mesothelioma include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy. Patients… Read More »

Asbestos in Old Electrical Wiring

Electrical wiring is found in any facility that has electricity. Almost all electrical wire is insulated by electrical cloth and other materials that prevent fires. If an electrical short happens that causes a spark, it is dampened by the electrical cloth around the wire and dies out. Before the 1980s, asbestos was often used in… Read More »

Coast Guard and Asbestos Mesothelioma Exposure Risks

There are relatively few mesothelioma cases diagnosed in Coast Guard veterans annually. This because the Coast Guard is a relatively small branch of the US military. However, Coast Guard veterans still have a high risk of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. Asbestos was heavily used in Coast Guard vessels because it was useful for insulating and… Read More »

Marines Military Veterans and Asbestos Mesothelioma Risks

The United States Marine Corps is known for being the tip of the spear of US military operations. But Marines are as susceptible to the dangers of asbestos as other military members. Asbestos was used in many parts of the Marine Corps from the 1930s until 1980. Asbestos was commonly used in aircraft, ships, buildings,… Read More »

Idaho Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the lining of various organs of the body. The most common form is pleural mesothelioma that is diagnosed in 80% of cases, which grows in the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. Peritoneal mesothelioma comprises 20% of cases and affects the tissue surrounding the… Read More »

Hawaii Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is cancer that invades the delicate membranes that line our major organs. The most common type of the disease is pleural mesothelioma that attacks the lung lining. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdominal organs. Both cancers are aggressive and difficult to treat, and the five-year survivability rate is just 5-10%. Occupational asbestos… Read More »

South Dakota Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is a scary experience. Mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive cancers there are. The disease is caused by asbestos exposure that usually happens on the job. The most common type is pleural mesothelioma that affects the lining of the lungs. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the lining of the abdomen and the… Read More »

Rhode Island Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer of the lung and abdominal lining that is caused by occupational asbestos exposure. When invisible asbestos particles become airborne, they can be inhaled or swallowed by anyone in the area. Over time, the asbestos particles can cause inflammation and scarring in body tissues that eventually can turn cancerous. Approximately… Read More »

Vermont Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a rare but devastating cancer that affects the lining of the lung, abdomen, and heart. It is almost always caused by occupational asbestos exposure. When tiny asbestos particles become airborne, they can be swallowed or inhaled. They get stuck in delicate body tissues and can eventually lead to cancer as much as 40… Read More »

Short-Term Exposure Exposure to Asbestos Cause Mesothelioma?

As many as 80% of mesothelioma cases are related to exposure to asbestos. While coming into contact with this harmful substance is certainly not the only way to risk developing mesothelioma, it is clearly the most common method. But not every person who has ever been exposed to asbestos has developed mesothelioma, and most of… Read More »

Why Does Mesothelioma Cancer Take So Long to Develop?

Mesothelioma is a very rare cancer, but it’s an incredibly dangerous disease that takes such a long time to show signs in the body that by the time it’s diagnosed, the median survival rate is just 15 months (National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank). Typical latency periods for mesothelioma span a huge range, 20 to 50 years,… Read More »

What Color Is the Ribbon for Mesothelioma Awareness?

Since they entered the national consciousness with the anti-AIDS movement in the 1990s, differently colored ribbons (and other wearables like bracelets) have become the go-to way to signal support for the families dealing with a variety of medical issues, and many different types of cancers have been assigned their own colors to represent those battling… Read More »

What Diet Will Help Mesothelioma?

For many of the 3,000 Americans who are newly diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma each year, their immediate concerns are all centered around what treatment options they might have, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. But many new cancer patients overlook the importance of healthy eating in making their bodies strong enough to help fight off the… Read More »

Utah Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost always caused by occupational asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma affects the delicate tissues that surround the lungs and abdominal organs. In rare cases, mesothelioma can invade the tissues surrounding the heart or testicles. The most common form of the disease is pleural mesothelioma in the lungs. Less common is… Read More »

West Virginia Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Malignant mesothelioma is devastating cancer caused by asbestos exposure. When invisible asbestos particles are inhaled or swallowed, they become lodged in the lung or abdominal lining. Over time, the particles cause scarring and inflammation that can lead to cancer in some people. The most common form is pleural mesothelioma that affects the delicate linings of… Read More »

North Dakota Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Malignant mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that affects the lining that surrounds many of our organs and body cavities. The most common form of the disease is pleural mesothelioma that invades the delicate tissue surrounding the lungs. Asbestos exposure causes almost all mesothelioma cases. When asbestos is handled or disturbed, invisible asbestos particles become airborne and… Read More »

Tennessee Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that grows in the thin layer of tissue that covers most of your body’s organs. The most common form is pleural mesothelioma that affects the lung tissue. But the disease also develops in the abdominal cavity and is called peritoneal mesothelioma. (Mayoclinic.org) Occupational exposure to asbestos is the cause of most… Read More »

Virginia Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer of the lung and abdominal lining caused by asbestos exposure. The most common type of the disease is pleural mesothelioma that forms in the lining of the lungs. (Cancer.org) Occupational asbestos exposure is the usual cause of malignant mesothelioma. It is diagnosed in about 2,500 to 3,000 people per year.… Read More »

New Hampshire Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that forms in the pleura in the chest or the peritoneum in the abdomen. It grows in the lining of these cavities with symptoms including shortness of breath, dry cough, and chest or back pain. (Medicinecabinet.com) The most common form of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma affecting the lung… Read More »

Missouri Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Malignant mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that affects the lung, abdominal, or heart lining. Almost all cases of mesothelioma are caused by extended exposure to asbestos, which often occurs in many manufacturing and industrial occupations. Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma as tiny asbestos particles are inhaled into the lungs or swallowed. The dangerous shards lodge in sensitive… Read More »

Arkansas Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Malignant mesothelioma is rare cancer that is diagnosed in approximately 3,000 people per year. The cause in almost all mesothelioma cases is asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma invades the thin, delicate membranes that surround the abdominal organs, lungs, heart, or testicles. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma affecting the lungs. Mesothelioma happens after people… Read More »

Nevada Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the US annually. This rare cancer is found in the chest or abdominal lining and usually caused by occupational asbestos exposure. Victims may have no symptoms for up to 50 years after initial exposure. (Roswellpark.org) The most common type of disease is pleural mesothelioma that affects the… Read More »

Will Fasting Help Mesothelioma Cancer?

For the 3,000 Americans per year who are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, the weeks and months after their diagnosis are filled with questions and fears about what the future holds. While many of them will undergo surgery and other treatments like radiation and chemotherapy, many people dealing with mesothelioma may want to consider other lifestyle… Read More »

Can Asbestos Cause Difficulty Breathing?

Asbestos, once a popular material used in construction, plumbing and manufacturing, has been well-established as a carcinogen, meaning it causes cancer in humans. Since the 1970s, asbestos has been heavily regulated, and uses of it today are few, though it remains technically legal in the United States. In addition to causing multiple types of cancer,… Read More »

What Is the Ingredient in Baby Powder That Causes Cancer?

Companies that manufacture and sell baby powder, including Johnson & Johnson, have been beset by lawsuits claiming that the product has caused dozens of people to develop cancer. In February 2020, Johnson & Johnson was ordered by a jury to pay $750 million to four plaintiffs that jury members determined had gotten cancer from using… Read More »

Novocure Unveils Promising Mesothelioma Treatment Device

There is a new treatment device for mesothelioma from Novocure called the NovoTFF-100L System, better known as Optune Lua. FDA approved the medical device almost a year ago. Is a cure for mesothelioma close?. (mesotheliomaguide.com) The news of Optune Lua could be big news for mesothelioma patients, who usually do not live beyond a year… Read More »

Montana Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is cancer that affects the delicate membranes that coat our organs, such as the lungs, stomach, intestines, and heart. Asbestos exposure almost always causes this terrible, painful cancer. Approximately 75% of mesothelioma develops in the lining of the lungs. It is estimated there are 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed per year. Many workers… Read More »

World Trade Center Asbestos Exposure

When the two soaring Twin Towers of the World Trade Center came tumbling down on Sept. 11, 2001, the air of lower Manhattan was thick with dust. Fires burned in the area for almost three months after the attacks, and more than 1.8 million tons of debris would eventually be hauled away from the site.… Read More »

Indiana Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer that ravages the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdominal organs. Pleural mesothelioma affecting the lungs is the most common form of the disease. The prognosis for mesothelioma is usually poor, with a 5-10% five-year survivability rate. This disease is almost always caused by asbestos exposure in the workplace. Invisible asbestos… Read More »

Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is cancer that develops in the lung or abdominal lining. Pleural mesothelioma of the lungs is the most common form of the disease. Most mesothelioma patients were exposed to asbestos years ago. When working around asbestos, invisible fibers can be inhaled or swallowed and eventually cause cancer. It is estimated that 3,000 new mesothelioma… Read More »

Can COPD Be Caused by Asbestos Exposure?

COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is a common chronic illness that is most often progressive, meaning it gets worse rather than better over time. For this reason, many people find it difficult to distinguish between COPD and conditions like asbestosis that are connected to asbestos exposure. But can COPD be directly caused by exposure… Read More »

Kentucky Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdominal organs, and heart. This terrible cancer most often affects older men who were exposed to asbestos at work. In 85% of cases, mesothelioma develops in the membranes around the lungs. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by extensive exposure to asbestos,… Read More »

Latency Period of Mesothelioma & Asbestos Disease

What is the latency period for asbestos? Mesothelioma, a cancer whose primary cause is exposure to asbestos, has a notoriously long latency period. In fact, the span of time between exposure to asbestos and development of symptoms is usually measured in decades rather than months. This long lag between exposure and diagnosis is a major… Read More »

Kansas Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is cancer caused by asbestos exposure that grows in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart. The most common form is pleural mesothelioma that develops in the chest cavity and lung lining. (Cancer.org) Asbestos exposure at work usually causes mesothelioma in approximately 3,000 people per year. Asbestos is used much less today than… Read More »

Georgia Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the mesothelium, which is the tissue that covers and protects many of our organs, such as the lungs, stomach, and heart. Mesothelioma develops most often in the lung lining and is caused by asbestos exposure. It is estimated that 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed per year. Only about… Read More »

Maryland Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that causes malignancies in the thin membranes that surround the lungs, abdominal organs, heart, or testicles. Pleural mesothelioma in the lung lining is the most common form of the disease. Most cases of mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure, which typically occurs at work when people inhale or… Read More »

What Are the Different Stages of Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a chronic, often progressive lung disease caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that for decades was used in construction and manufacturing. The majority of people who have asbestosis were exposed to asbestos through their jobs, and the mineral is still in use in many parts of the world, including the United States,… Read More »

Oregon Mesothelioma Lawsuit & Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the tissue that lines the lungs, abdominal organs, and heart. The most common form is the lung variety of the disease called pleural mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but severe cancer that usually occurs in people who worked in jobs where they inhaled or swallowed asbestos particles. After the… Read More »

New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is a devastating cancer of the lung and abdominal linings that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure. It is diagnosed in 3,000 patients annually, and the five-year survivability rate is only 5-10%. (Cancer.org) Asbestos use is greatly restricted today, but it was used for heat and fire protection in many industries for over… Read More »

Mesothelioma Not Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Did you know some mesothelioma is not caused by occupational asbestos exposure? Mesothelioma is a rare, aggressive form of cancer that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer forms in the thin layer of tissue that covers most of the internal organs (the mesothelium). Medical professionals divide mesothelioma into various types based on… Read More »

Atlanta GA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Atlanta, Georgia is the state capital and currently is the ninth-largest city in the United States. Over the years, there have been many companies in Atlanta in the manufacturing, construction, and heavy industry that exposed countless workers and residents to asbestos. Some of the companies in Atlanta that have exposed workers to the risk of… Read More »

Fort Lauderdale FL Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is a growing city of 180,000 north of Miami that is the home to many types of industries, including manufacturing, trade, transportation, agriculture, and construction. (Livability.com). As with other cities in Florida, asbestos has been used in many industrial areas in Fort Lauderdale that may have led to asbestos exposure among workers… Read More »

Fort Worth TX Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Fort Worth, Texas, is home to 800,000 people and is a thriving industrial center with thousands of jobs in oil, gas and mining, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, and construction. (Statisticalatlas.com). Because of its extensive industrial and manufacturing base, many people in Fort Worth may have worked in companies that exposed them to asbestos. Some of the… Read More »

El Paso TX Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

El Paso, Texas, is situated on the Rio Grande River and has a current population of 650,000. By the early 1900s, the city had grown into a significant manufacturing and transportation center. Its long history of manufacturing and industry, including oil refineries and military bases, has made asbestos exposure a constant concern. (mesothelioma.com). Some of… Read More »

The Dangers of Coronavirus and Mesothelioma Cancer

You have mesothelioma cancer. Your treatments are painful, difficult, expensive, and stressful. Now you have to worry about the coronavirus. What should you do now?  The fact is that people with cancer are facing delayed surgery and treatments because of the coronavirus advance. (Washingtonpost.com). How to handle cancer patient treatments with the risk of COVID-19… Read More »

Youngstown OH Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Youngstown, Ohio, is a city of 67,000 people that was founded in 1796. For more than 100 years, iron and steel were mainstays of the city’s economy. Large supplies of iron ore and coal helped those industries to flourish for many years. But the city’s heavy industry and construction past have put it as high… Read More »

Manville NJ Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Manville, New Jersey, is a city of 10,344, and many of its residents have been employed in heavy industry and manufacturing around the state that involves asbestos. If you lived and worked in this town or others around it in New Jersey for years, there is a possibility you were exposed to asbestos. Long-term exposure… Read More »

Secondary Passive Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit Case Examples

Secondary asbestos exposure occurs when a worker who is exposed to asbestos at work brings asbestos fibers home. This puts their loved ones at risk of getting mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer and asbestosis. Secondary asbestos exposure is especially frequent among women and children. Before strict asbestos regulations were passed in the… Read More »

Paper & Lumber Mill Workers Asbestos Exposure

The paper industry is a vital aspect of American business, even with technology as advanced as it is today. All paper is produced in paper mills, and paper mill workers are needed to produce vast amounts of paper products each year. Paper mill workers work in paper plants where the paper is made from vegetable… Read More »

Tacoma WA Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Tacoma, Washington, is a city of 198,000 that was once the terminating point for the Northern Pacific Railroad. Rail and sea transport has been critical to the city’s economy for decades. The city has a long, diverse history of construction and manufacturing, which has put many workers at a high risk of asbestos exposure. (asbestos.com)… Read More »

Flint MI Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Flint, Michigan, is located on the Flint River with a population of 100,000. The city is 66 miles northwest of Detroit and was a significant manufacturer in the automobile industry for decades for GM, Chrysler, and Ford. It also has been the home of other types of heavy manufacturing that have made asbestos exposure a… Read More »

Milwaukee WI Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has a population of 595,000 that has a lengthy history of heavy manufacturing and industry, including all of the companies listed below. Many companies in Milwaukee used asbestos to protect against fire and heat in their operations. But they exposed workers to this deadly substance, and some of them have developed mesothelioma decades… Read More »

Allentown PA Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Allentown, Pennsylvania, is a city of 121,000 that has a substantial manufacturing and industrial history going back more than a century. For decades, Allentown was the home of steel, chemical, and vehicle manufacturing. Some of the companies that had a strong presence here were Mack Trucks, Bethlehem Steel, Air Products and Chemicals, and PPL Corporation.… Read More »

Erie PA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Erie is located on the shores of Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. It has a population of 100,000. It was established in 1795 as a significant maritime center and then become a railroad hub in the 1800s. Erie also became a major iron and steel manufacturing city in the late 1800s. Erie’s heavy manufacturing and… Read More »

Western MacArthur Asbestos Settlement Trust

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with Western MacArthur or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against Western MacArthur. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, one… Read More »

Is Your Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma?

Lung cancer and mesothelioma are types of cancer that affect the chest and lungs. Symptoms are similar: chest pain, trouble breathing, and cough. But asbestos lung cancer affects the interior of the lungs, while mesothelioma affects the surface or lining of the lungs. It is critical to note that most lung cancers are NOT caused… Read More »

Eating a Plant-Based Diet with Mesothelioma Cancer

For people with mesothelioma, eating the right types of foods is critical to restoring some of the vitality and health that the disease has taken away. Below is more information about how a plant-based diet can help to fight your mesothelioma. Improving Your Health With a Plant-Based Diet There is ample research that shows that… Read More »

Mesothelioma Pain Management Options

Specialists are always looking for a cure for mesothelioma, but many patients with this cancer know that the outlook for the disease is poor. But almost as important as curing the cancer is to reduce the pain associated with mesothelioma to improve your quality of life. Fortunately, there are several mesothelioma pain management options available.… Read More »

Is Mesothelioma a Painful Death Sentence?

Mesothelioma is serious cancer with a poor prognosis. For many patients, mesothelioma is a painful disease. The pain from asbestos cancer is often due to tumors that press on vital organs and nerves. As the disease gets worse, fluid buildup in the chest or abdomen can make it harder to breathe or eat. If mesothelioma… Read More »

Jacksonville FL Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

If you worked or lived in Jacksonville, Florida, for years, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Some of the companies in Jacksonville that are known to have exposed workers to asbestos include Jacksonville Shipyard, Armour and Company, Glidden Paint Company, Union Carbide Corporation, Union Company Chemical Plant, US Navy, United States Engineers, and Holiday… Read More »

Newark NJ Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Newark, New Jersey, is a bustling port city located on Newark Bay near the Atlantic Ocean. It was founded in 1666 and has a current population of 277,000. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the city became a major manufacturing center. Also, Port Newark is the largest container shipping facility on the East Coast. Newark’s… Read More »

Pittsburgh PA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has been a center of manufacturing and steel production for many decades. Unfortunately, many steel industry and manufacturing factory workers were exposed to asbestos for years. Some of them have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, deadly cancer that is caused by regular asbestos exposure. (mesothelioma.com) Some of the job sites in Pittsburgh and elsewhere… Read More »

Gary IN Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Gary, Indiana, was named after the founding chairman of US Steel in the early 20th century. At the height of its existence, US Steel employed more than 30,000 people. Sadly, many people have contracted mesothelioma in Gary over the years as they were exposed to asbestos in their work. Thousands of asbestos-caused cancers have been… Read More »

Indianapolis IN Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Indianapolis is the capital of Indiana and has a current population of 867,000. (Worldpopulationreview.com). If you worked or lived in Indianapolis or Indiana for years, you could have been exposed to asbestos, which causes mesothelioma in some people. Long-term exposure to asbestos can cause serious health problems, including pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Some of the… Read More »

Spokane WA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

The city of Spokane, Washington, was founded in 1810 and has a population of 200,000. This city has a long history of manufacturing and construction, and much of it occurred when asbestos-containing materials were used extensively. Workers and their families in Spokane may have been exposed for years to asbestos and are at risk for… Read More »

Birmingham AL Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Birmingham, Alabama, was founded in 1871 and has a population of 230,000. Over the years, many industries developed in the Birmingham area that exposed workers and residents to asbestos, which can cause mesothelioma. Some of the companies in the region that used asbestos were Birmingham Steel Corporation, Gulf State Steel Company, and Sloss Industries. High-Industries… Read More »

Albuquerque Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Albuquerque has a current population of 915,000 and was founded in 1706 (Macrotrends.net). Over the years, the city and surrounding area have been the home of mining and industry that may have led many people to be exposed to asbestos. For example, records indicate that more than 57,000 tons of asbestos were shipped to Albuquerque… Read More »

New Orleans Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

New Orleans is one of the most important ports in the country, with a population of 343,000. The city was founded more than 200 years ago, and because of the heavy shipping and industry located here, has been the site of much asbestos exposure over the years. High-Industries for Asbestos Exposure in New Orleans and… Read More »

Baltimore MD Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Baltimore was established in 1729, and today the Baltimore metro area has a population of 2.5 million.  In the 20th century, Baltimore became a hub for steel companies, oil refineries, and other heavy industries. If you lived or worked in Baltimore for years, you may have been exposed to asbestos. High-Industries for Asbestos Exposure in… Read More »

Asbestos Mesothelioma Mortality Death Rates & Statistics Per Year

Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lung and abdominal linings that is caused by asbestos exposure. It is estimated that approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma per year in the United States. (Cancer.org) According to the CDC, the mesothelioma death rate in the US from 1999 to 2015 was 8 deaths per one million… Read More »

San Francisco Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

San Francisco is located on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula on San Francisco Bay, with a current population of 805,000. It was founded in 1776, and its constant growth and cycles of manufacturing and construction have put it at a high risk of asbestos exposure over the decades. High-Industries for Asbestos Exposure… Read More »

Philadelphia PA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

If you worked and lived in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania for years, there is a possibility you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace or at home. Philadelphia is a city of 2.1 million that has long been the home of many mills, factories, and plants in all kinds of industries that may have exposed workers… Read More »

Detroit MI Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

If you worked in Detroit or Michigan for a long time, there is a possibility you were exposed to asbestos at work or at home. Detroit and Michigan have long been home to many heavy industries, such as steel and car manufacturing, that often used asbestos to control heat and fire in their facilities. Detroit… Read More »

Chicago Illinois Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Chicago was founded in 1833 and is the third-most populous city in the US. After the first railway was built in the city in 1848, the city grew quickly and the population soared. It soon became the home of many industries, including manufacturing, printing, publishing, and food processing. The city’s deepwater ports and canals made… Read More »

Cleveland OH Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Cleveland is a city of 400,000 residents on the shores of Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River. (Britannica.com). It was founded in 1796 and has long had a history of heavy industry and construction that made it a high-risk location for workers being exposed to asbestos. There are many job sites in the Cleveland area… Read More »

How to File a Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit

If you have been affected by the use of talcum powder or someone you know has been, contact us for a FREE case review. There is substantial compensation available if you’ve been diagnosed. There is no charge or obligation attached to case reviews. In the last several years, more and more people have become aware… Read More »

Mesothelioma Chest X-Ray Findings Showed Thickening of Lung

People diagnosed with mesothelioma have aggressive cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. This cancer is incurable, but patients who are diagnosed early have a much greater life expectancy. One of the initial signs of mesothelioma is a thickening of the lung or pleural thickening, that can be seen on a chest X-ray. You will… Read More »

What Does Mesothelioma Radiology Look Like on Scans

Mesothelioma is notoriously difficult to spot for physicians, which is why imaging scans are so vital for getting an accurate diagnosis. Even if the doctor diagnoses you with cancer, he still may mistake mesothelioma for other types of cancer because mesothelioma resembles many cancers even at the cellular level. There are several types of imaging… Read More »

Stage 1 Mesothelioma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment

Mesothelioma is cancer caused by asbestos exposure that affects the membranes around various organs. The most common is pleural mesothelioma that affects the lung lining. Mesothelioma also can affect the abdominal organs, heart, and testicles. Stage 1 mesothelioma is the earliest stage of mesothelioma, meaning that cancer has not yet spread from the original tumor.… Read More »

Is Mesothelioma Treatable with Natural Cures?

Many people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma choose traditional treatments: surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation. But some patients are interested in natural mesothelioma cures. What are they if they are available, and how can you overcome a mesothelioma diagnosis with natural remedies? An Overview of Holistic Medicine for Mesothelioma Holistic medicine, or natural medicine, is an… Read More »

Stage 2 Mesothelioma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that affects the delicate membranes surrounding the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Stage II mesothelioma is an early stage of the disease. The mesothelioma tumors have not spread far from where they first appeared, usually in the lung lining in the case of pleural mesothelioma. (Cancer.org) It is estimated that the… Read More »

Mesothelioma and Chest Pain Is There a Link?

Malignant mesothelioma is an aggressive and painful cancer that often does not show symptoms until late in the disease process. But when the symptoms start, they are very painful. Mesothelioma usually grows in the tissue around the lungs, but also can occur in tissues in the abdomen or the heart. Because life expectancy with mesothelioma… Read More »

How & Where to Test for Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma is a severe and usually terminal cancer. It is critical to get a proper diagnosis as soon as possible, so you have more treatment options available to extend your life. If you wait until cancer has spread, your chances of living more than a few months are slim. You may ask what is the… Read More »

Is Mesothelioma Cancer Genetic or Inherited?

The biggest risk factor for developing mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. But clinical research suggests that people who have a mutated BAP1 gene are more likely to develop asbestos cancer after exposure to the toxin. How Genetics Affect Mesothelioma Incidence One of the most challenging questions facing clinical researchers is why some people exposed to… Read More »

New Asbestos Cancer Drug Pemfexy Gets FDA Approval

FDA gave final approval for the chemotherapy drug Pemfexy (pemetrexed) after several years of legal battles. The drug was patented by Eagle Pharmaceuticals, based in New Jersey, to treat malignant mesothelioma, as well as metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer. The approved injection chemotherapy drug will serve as an alternative to standard medication Alimta (also… Read More »

Dallas Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Dallas is the third-largest city in Texas, with a population of 1.3 million. The city was founded in 1841 and has grown from a small frontier trading post to a modern, cosmopolitan city with major employment in defense, financial services, IT, transportation and processing. (city-data.com) Earlier in its existence, Dallas grew as a hub for… Read More »

Seattle Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyer Help

Seattle, Washington, is located between Puget Sound and Lake Washington with a population of 608,000. The city was established in 1851, with early industries in lumber and flour manufacturing. Today it is a modern city with a diverse economy that has industries ranging from lumber manufacturing to aerospace and technology. (city-data.com) However, Seattle has a… Read More »

Mesothelioma vs Lung Cancer Differences

People frequently ask if mesothelioma is lung cancer. Well, they are not the same. Sure enough, it can be easy to confuse the two since they share similar symptoms, for example, chest pain and trouble breathing. The similarity in symptoms also makes it difficult for doctors to accurately diagnose mesothelioma. In many cases, the disease is… Read More »

How Mesothelioma Can Be Misdiagnosed

One of the problems with mesothelioma is it is easy for doctors to misdiagnose it. There is a report that one woman with mesothelioma was even misdiagnosed twice. (ABC.net.au). This aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure can appear to be many other types of cancer – both in symptoms and at the microscopic level. Getting… Read More »

Asbestosis vs Mesothelioma Cancer Risk Differences

Asbestosis and mesothelioma are caused by inhaling tiny asbestos fibers but they are different diseases. Below is more about asbestosis and mesothelioma similarities and differences. Comparing Asbestosis and Mesothelioma While both diseases are caused by asbestos exposure, they are very different. The major difference is that asbestosis is not cancer and mesothelioma is. Those who… Read More »

Stage 4 Ovarian Cancer Did You Use Talcum Powder?

If you have been affected by the use of talcum powder or someone you know has been, contact us for a FREE case review. There is substantial compensation available if you’ve been diagnosed with ovarian cancer or mesothelioma. There is no charge or obligation attached to case reviews. Talcum powder is a common and seemingly… Read More »

Asbestos in Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer Link

If you have been affected by the use of talcum powder or someone you know has been, contact us for a FREE case review. There is substantial compensation available if you’ve been diagnosed. There is no charge or obligation attached to case reviews. Some clinical studies have shown a link between talcum powder use and… Read More »

Can Mesothelioma Go Into Remission?

Remission is the disappearance or reduction of cancerous tumors in the body. Complete remission means physical examinations and scans show no cancer. Partial remission is when the disease is responding to treatment but is not cured. Mesothelioma is considered to be incurable cancer, so even achieving partial remission is a success. In rare cases, cancer… Read More »

Mesothelioma Cancer in Stomach Lining from Asbestos

The most common form of mesothelioma forms in the lining of the lungs called pleural mesothelioma. But some patients have mesothelioma in the stomach lining and other abdominal organs. This form of cancer is known as peritoneal mesothelioma. Just like pleural mesothelioma, peritoneal mesothelioma forms from asbestos exposure. When a person swallows microscopic asbestos fibers,… Read More »

Factors Affecting Mesothelioma Cancer Metastasis

Metastasis, or spread, of mesothelioma, plays a critical role in your treatment choices. Does mesothelioma spread? How does mesothelioma spread? How fast does mesothelioma spread? These are common questions we’ll address. Mesothelioma spreads when the tumor grows beyond the area where it first formed. The more mesothelioma spreads, the fewer treatment options you have. Slowing… Read More »

Baton Rouge Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is a city of 225,000 people that is the home of many industries that exposed workers and citizens to asbestos over the years. Baton Rouge has a history of commercial construction and heavy industry in a period when asbestos was often used. For example, Baton Rouge was a hub for petroleum, salt,… Read More »

Johnson Johnson Asbestos Baby Powder Mesothelioma Link

Talc is the primary ingredient in baby powder. It is the softest mineral in the world. Talc is often used in consumer and industrial products. Baby powder or talcum powder is the most popular consumer talc product. Finely crushed talcum powder is valuable because it can absorb moisture and lubricate simultaneously. People have used baby… Read More »

Can Mesothelioma Be Benign or Malignant?

Is mesothelioma benign or malignant? Mesothelioma is not always cancerous. In some rare cases, a person can have benign mesothelioma. While the causes of mesothelioma are not yet understood, physicians can treat the disease with surgery and rates of success are high. Overview of Benign Mesothelioma Unlike asbestos cancer, such as malignant mesothelioma, the benign… Read More »

What Are Most Common Causes of Mesothelioma Cancer Disease

The inhalation of asbestos fibers is the primary cause of mesothelioma. These invisible fibers can get stuck in the lining of the abdomen and lungs, causing genetic damage to the cells and eventually developing into cancer. Asbestos exposure is almost always the cause of mesothelioma. Getting Mesothelioma Mesothelioma usually develops 10-40 years after exposure to… Read More »

Stage 3 Mesothelioma Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment

In stage 3 mesothelioma, cancerous tumors have spread into organs, tissues, and lymph nodes around the original site of cancer. Mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in stage 3 because this is when the patient starts to experience symptoms. It is estimated that life expectancy with stage 3 mesothelioma is approximately 18 months. (Cancer.org). Some patients are… Read More »

Mesothelioma Cancer Tissue Biopsy of Tumor Facts

To determine if a cancer is mesothelioma, the doctor will usually order a biopsy. During the biopsy, a surgeon extracts a small sample of tumor tissue or flue to be analyzed by a pathologist. While X-rays and blood tests can be effective to diagnose mesothelioma, a biopsy is the most effective way to ensure an… Read More »

Oil Refinery Rig Workers Asbestos Exposure Mesothelioma

Oil refineries are heavy industry plants where crude oil is refined and processed into various products, such as gasoline, heating oil, diesel fuel, and kerosene. Refining oil into usable products requires the liquid to be boiled and for assorted chemicals to be removed. Oil refinery workers work in large complexes with a great deal of… Read More »

Los Angeles CA Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Los Angeles is a city of four million people as of 2017, with a long history of business and industry in aerospace and defense, transportation, trade and logistics, and food manufacturing, among others. Today the city is a booming, high-tech hub with active sectors in IT, entertainment and marketing. While the city is one of… Read More »

Houston TX Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Houston is a city of more than 2.2 million residents today and is the 4th most populous city in the country. This city is the home of many thriving businesses that mostly derive from its natural gas and oil industry base. With all of the manufacturing and industrial enterprises here that are focused on oil… Read More »

Connecticut Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure that occurs in the lung and abdominal lining, and rarely in the heart and testicles. It is rare cancer, with only 3,000 new cases each year. But it is difficult to treat and the five-year survivability rate is approximately 10%. (Cancer.org). Most people with mesothelioma live less… Read More »

Wilmington Delaware Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer that happens in the thing layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs. The most commonly affected organs by mesothelioma cancer are the lungs and abdominal organs, but it also can affect the heart and testicles in very rare cases. Mesothelioma is rare, with only 3,000… Read More »

Nebraska Mesothelioma Lawsuit Lawyer Help

Mesothelioma is one of the worst, most aggressive cancers you can get. While only 3,000 people per year are diagnosed with this form of cancer, most victims live a year or less. The majority of asbestos cancer victims do not get diagnosed until the late stages when few treatment options are available. Mesothelioma is caused… Read More »

Process on How to File an Asbestos Claim for Mesothelioma

If you have mesothelioma or asbestosis, it is probably because you had extensive exposure to asbestos at some point in your life. Most asbestos cancer victims were exposed to asbestos at their work. Employees such as shipbuilders, electricians, shipyard workers, power plant workers and construction workers are likely to have been exposed to this toxic… Read More »

Iowa Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer, but it is one of the deadliest. With only 3,000 cases diagnosed annually, the vast majority of victims live little more than a year. Most mesothelioma victims are diagnosed in the late stage 4 stages when treatment options are limited. Mesothelioma is caused by invisible shards of asbestos embedding themselves… Read More »

My Dad Diagnosed or Has Died Mesothelioma Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma is a rare but terrible cancer that is caused by asbestos exposure. One of the most tragic aspects of this rare cancer is that it is usually preventable; workers typically are exposed to asbestos on the job. Being exposed to this toxic mineral at work can cause pleural mesothelioma or peritoneal mesothelioma. The disease… Read More »

Massachusetts Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

If you live and work in Massachusetts and have been there for years, there is a good chance you were exposed to asbestos. Long term exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. This is a deadly, aggressive cancer that is caused by breathing in or swallowing invisible fibers of asbestos. Over time,… Read More »

Denver Colorado Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the rarest types of cancer, with only 3,000 cases diagnosed per year. Unfortunately, it is one of the deadliest and is caused almost always by exposure to asbestos. This aggressive cancer is caused by tiny shards of asbestos getting into the lungs and other organs. Over time the body is unable… Read More »

South Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. When the dangerous carcinogen is breathed in or swallowed, the invisible shards of asbestos become stuck in delicate body tissue. Over time, the body attempts to rid itself of the asbestos, but some of it is stuck permanently in the body. Some people will eventually be… Read More »

Oklahoma City Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is one of the worst cancers you can get. Most people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma do not know they have it until stage III or IV. By this time, cancer has spread beyond the original site and most patients live less than a year. But if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Oklahoma… Read More »

Houston Shipyards Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with Houston Shipyards or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against Houston Shipyards. Todd Shipyards Corp., which operated the Houston Shipyards… Read More »

Groton Naval Base Asbestos Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with Groton Naval Base or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against Groton Naval Base. Groton Naval Base is situated on… Read More »

Early First Stages & Signs of Mesothelioma Cancer

If you were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma cancer, it is important to catch it in its early stages. If you get an early diagnosis of mesothelioma, you have more options for treatment and a better prognosis. After it is diagnosed, your doctor will try to determine the stage that the cancer is and… Read More »

GMD Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with GMD Shipyard or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against GMD Shipyard. The GMD Shipyard is located in the Brooklyn… Read More »

Johns Manville Trust Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit for Mesothelioma

Were you exposed to asbestos during your work at Johns Manville Company or by working with one of their products that contained asbestos? If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more. The H.W. Johns Manufacturing Company was… Read More »

Owens Corning Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with Corning Corporation? Or were you exposed to asbestos by working with Corning products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn how to file an asbestos claim against Corning Corporation.… Read More »

National Gypsum Trust Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with National Gypsum Company or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against National Gypsum Company. National Gypsum Company and Asbestos History… Read More »

Galveston Docks Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos in your work with Galveston Docks Shipyard or its products? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you could be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Keep reading to learn more about filing an asbestos claim against Galveston Docks Shipyard. The Galveston Docks in Texas have… Read More »

Duwamish Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Duwamish Shipyard was a shipbuilding and repair facility located in Seattle, Washington. During its peak years, it employed hundreds of employees. Although this shipyard had many successful years in shipbuilding and repair, it also exposed thousands of workers to dangerous asbestos-containing products. Duwamish Shipyard began as a repair and maintenance facility after it opened… Read More »

What is Diffuse Epithelioid Malignant Mesothelioma?

Diffuse epithelioid mesothelioma affects the lining of the organs, including the lungs, stomach, or heart. This type of mesothelioma is the most common, accounting for approximately 70% of cases. This form of cancer may be referred to as either epithelial or epithelioid mesothelioma. What Are Epithelioid Cells? Diffuse epithelioid mesothelioma cells tend to cluster together… Read More »

Painters Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma Cancer

Asbestos is part of many buildings that were constructed before the 1980s. Anyone who was employed as a painter before then was at risk of developing mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Even today, painters in older buildings risk being exposed to the dangerous mineral. Painters Fast Facts National Employment, 2018: 375,000 Similar Occupations: Carpenters, construction… Read More »

Chemical Plant Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Chemical plants are industrial processing facilities where many chemicals are blended and manufactured in large quantities. Chemical plant workers produce products for many industries, such as pharmaceuticals, medical devices, rubber and artificial synthetic fibers, soap, cleaning compounds, and toilet preparation manufacturing. (Asbestos.com) Chemical Plant Workers Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment, 2018: 30,290 Similar Occupations: Water… Read More »

Machinist Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Machinists work in many industries, from skyscraper construction to shipyards. In whatever industry they work, they create precision-cut metal parts. This is a highly skilled profession that has risks, however, and one of them is potential asbestos exposure. Machinists who worked in the field decades ago were at higher risk of many asbestos-related diseases, including… Read More »

Power Plant Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Creating, storing and distributing electrical power effectively to power our world requires a lot of skilled workers. Most modern power plants have at least 400 to 700 power plant workers on staff, including blue-collar and white-collar workers. Depending on their certifications, their work can include operating machinery, system control, metalwork, and equipment maintenance. The majority… Read More »

Blacksmith Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Blacksmiths today tend to work in artisanal settings rather than create tools. In spite of changes, the overall blacksmithing process is still the same. Blacksmiths Fast Facts National Employment, 2018: 21,000 Similar Occupations: Boilermakers, carpenters, assemblers and fabricators, welders, cutters, and solderers, machinists Previously Exposed: Yes Still Being Exposed: No Asbestos-Related Disease Risk: Moderate States… Read More »

Brooklyn New York Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Brooklyn, New York, is a thriving part of New York City with a current population of 2.5 million and is the city’s most highly-populated borough. It is close to Manhattan and East Coast shipping lanes that have shaped the borough’s economy for decades. If you have lived and worked in Brooklyn and other parts of… Read More »

Washington DC Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuits & Lawyers

Washington, D.C. is located between Maryland and Virginia on the Potomac River and is the national capital of the United States. Many people might be surprised to learn that many government buildings on Capitol Hill, such as embassies, military buildings, and public offices, were built with asbestos. When these buildings are torn down or renovated,… Read More »

Mississippi Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It is aggressive, difficult to treat cancer that can affect the lungs, abdomen, heart, and testicles. The most common form of the disease is pleural mesothelioma. (URMC.Rochester.edu). According to the American Cancer Society, there are approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year. It is… Read More »

Alabama Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawyer Lawsuit Help

Mesothelioma is a terrible cancer of the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart that is caused only by exposure to asbestos. The lungs are the most commonly affected by mesothelioma, which is called pleural mesothelioma. The tiny asbestos particles are breathed into the lungs by the millions day by day and become lodged in… Read More »

San Diego Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuits & Lawyers

San Diego is the second-largest city in California, with a population of 1.3 million. It was founded in 1769 as the Presidio and Mission of San Diego. San Diego has long been active in military affairs, especially the US Navy. In the 1920s, San Diego became active in aeronautical engineering. Companies including Ryan Aircraft and… Read More »

Austin TX Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Austin is located in central Texas, with a current population of 964,000. (Worldpopulationreview.com). It is the state’s fourth-largest city. It was originally a riverside village called Waterloo in a buffalo-hunting area that was occupied by several Native American tribes. In 1839, it was selected by scouts as the permanent capital for the Republic of Texas.… Read More »

Talcum Powder Cancer Lawsuit Statute of Limitations

If you have been affected by the use of talcum powder or someone you know has been, contact us for a FREE case review. There is substantial compensation available if you’ve been diagnosed. There is no charge or obligation attached to case reviews. Talcum powder lawsuits have been prominent in the news lately. The most… Read More »

Jury Orders J&J to Pay $750 Million in Talc Mesothelioma Case

A state court in New Jersey has ordered J&J to pay $750 million in damages to four people who claimed toxic asbestos in the firm’s talcum powder products caused their mesothelioma. The judge in the asbestos cancer case stated she would ower the damages. But the amount is still the most awarded yet to plaintiffs… Read More »

Cincinnati Ohio Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits & Lawyers

Cincinnati is located in southwest Ohio on the Ohio River with a current population of 300,000. Cincinnati was an industrial boomtown in the 1800s. When the Miami and Erie Canal was constructed in 1827, and railroad construction in 1836 to move goods and materials easier, the city become much more industrialized. Cincinnati has a major… Read More »

Defoe Shipyard Absestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Defoe Shipyard, formerly known as the Defoe Shipbuilding Company, based in Bay City, Michigan, was a smaller shipbuilding company that was working from 1905-1976. It played a vital role in the building and repairing of vessels for the US Navy. But the shipyard used asbestos-containing materials extensively and led to many workers developing mesothelioma… Read More »

Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Curtis Bay Coast Guard Yard, also known as the Coast Guard Yard, is located on Curtis Bay in Anne Arundel County, MD. While it is thought to be a high-quality repair and construction business for the Coast Guard, it has a past that is marred by high amounts of asbestos use that left many former… Read More »

Consolidated Steel Shipyards Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Consolidated Steel Shipyards, also known as Consolidated Steel Corporation, was located in Texas and California and build ships for the military. It was a heavy user of asbestos-containing products during WWII. Sadly, it left many shipyard workers fighting for their lives with mesothelioma and asbestosis from asbestos exposure. (mesothelioma.net) Consolidated Steel Shipyards employed approximately 30,000… Read More »

Charleston Naval Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Charleston Naval Shipyard opened in 1901 and built ships for several US wars before it was closed in 1996. The Charleston Naval Shipyard was used primarily as a decommissioning and storage facility, as well as for overhauls of ships and submarines. The Charleston Naval Shipyard grew during WWI, but it did not experience its… Read More »

California Navy Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

At the California Navy Shipyard and others in the state, asbestos was used for decades as insulation and fireproofing for ships. Asbestos was lightweight and strongly resistant to fire, so it was required to be used in the US military. It was particularly prevalent during WWII and continued until the 1970s when the dangers of… Read More »

Caddell Dry Dock Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Caddell Dry Dock is based in New York and is one of the oldest shipyards in the country. As with most shipyards that were built more than a century ago, Caddell Dry Dock was heavily reliant on toxic asbestos for its resistance to fire and heat, as well as its affordability. That is why thousands… Read More »

Brooklyn Navy Yard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Brooklyn Navy yard is also known as the United States Navy Yard. It became active in 1806. From 1939 to 1945, the workforce at the shipyard increased to 70,000 workers, many of whom were women who worked as technicians and mechanics in support of the war effort. However, during these intense years of America’s… Read More »

Bremerton Naval Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Sinclair Inlet, which is across the Puget Sound near Seattle, has been the home of several shipyards since Washington entered the US in 1889. The site eventually became the Bremerton Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. The base first was activated by the US Navy in 1891 at Point Turner and called the Puget Sound Naval Yard.… Read More »

Bethlehem Steel Shipyard Trust Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation was the owner of 15 shipyards during WWII. It was considered to be one of the biggest shipbuilders, along with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock, and New York Shipbuilding Corporation. At the peak of WWII, Bethlehem Shipbuilding was the most profitable shipyard in the United States. Bethlehem Steel Shipyard started with… Read More »

Barbours Cut Docks Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Barbours Cut Container Terminal, which also was known as Barbours Cut Docks, is a top container handling facility that is situated off the Gulf of Mexico between La Porte, Texas and Morgans Point. It is currently owned by the Houston Port Authority. Unfortunately, Barbours Cut Docks has a long, sad history of asbestos exposure.… Read More »

Albina Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Located on the Williamette River near Portland, Oregon, Albina Engine & Machine Works built freights during WWI and WWII. It eventually was converted into a major vessel repair facility. It was one of Portland’s first large shipyards. But its heavy use of dangerous asbestos as had long-lasting effects on many former employees. History of the… Read More »

Norfolk Naval Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The Norfolk Naval Shipyard was opened in 1767, making it the oldest shipyard in the United States for ship overhaul and repair. The mission of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard is to provide support to the US Naval Fleet by offering overhauling and repairing ships; logistical support; and manufacturing materials to support the repair of vessels.… Read More »

Georgia Pacific Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos during your employment at Georgia-Pacific? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in the state of Georgia, you may be entitled to mesothelioma compensation. Keep reading to learn more. Georgia-Pacific LLC is best known for making many popular household brands such as Angel Soft and Quilted… Read More »

International Paper Company Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos during your work at the International Paper Company? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related condition, you could be entitled to compensation, including medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Please keep reading to learn more. International Paper Company started as a 17-company merger in the… Read More »

Weyerhaeuser Co. Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

Were you exposed to asbestos during your employment at Weyerhaeuser Co.? If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or another asbestos-related condition, you could be entitled to compensation. Keep reading to learn more. Weyerhaeuser Company, a paper manufacturer, has been a regular defendant in mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits for years. Claimants are former employees… Read More »

Welders Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Welding is a process that is involved in all kinds of metalwork. Modern welding evolved from the blacksmithing craft of centuries ago. Blacksmiths were the original metalworkers who heated the metal and pounded it into different pieces to join them. This changed in the 20th century when electric arc welding became common. Welders Fast Facts… Read More »

Iron Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Asbestos products were used in the ironworks and metal works industry for much of the 1900s. Before strict safety measures were enacted in the 1980s, ironworkers and related workers did their difficult work in places that were rife with asbestos exposure. Iron Workers Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment, 2018: 18,500 Similar Occupations: Boilermakers, carpenters, masonry… Read More »

Cement & Brick Mason Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Cement masons are responsible for mixing, forming, and laying cement products that often contained asbestos for decades. Part of their work included stirring asbestos into cement, making it into blocks, and then putting the products in commercial and residential buildings. Cement Masons Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment, 2018: 289,000 Similar Occupations: Carpenters, construction laborers, and… Read More »

Steel Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Steel mill workers operate in dirty, high-temperature environments to produce heavy metals to make buildings, bridges, cars, and much more. The steel mill is a heavy industrial plant that manufactures steel, which is an alloy of carbon and iron. Steel Workers Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment, 2018: 18,500 Similar Occupations: Boilermakers, carpenters, masonry workers, assemblers… Read More »

Carpenters Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Carpenters are one of the most important occupations in the construction industry. Before metal studs were used, carpenters were entirely responsible for the interior build of most commercial and residential spaces in the US. Carpenter Workers Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment, 2018: 1 million Similar Occupations: Construction and building inspectors, construction laborers and helpers, drywall… Read More »

Aerospace Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Aerospace workers, including aeronautical engineers, had a vital role in researching, developing and making various flight vehicles in the 20th century. Many of these workers were exposed to hazardous levels of asbestos in a variety of aerospace applications. Aerospace workers who were active in the 50s, 60s, and 70s, in particular, could be at risk… Read More »

Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure

Shipbuilders build and maintain ships for civilian and military use. They make vessels ranging from aircraft carriers for the Navy to luxury liners for various cruise lines. These blue-collar workers perform such jobs as painting electrical work, welding, plumbing, insulating, repairing, and general contracting. No matter their specialty in shipbuilding, these workers were often exposed… Read More »

Hospital Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

In recent times, more light has been shed on how some hospitals put hospital workers at risk of asbestos exposure. Below is more information about this growing problem. Hospital Workers Fast Facts (BLS.gov National Employment, 2018: 3 million Similar Occupations: Doctors, nurses, physicians’ assistants, clinical laboratory technologists, and technicians, audiologists, chiropractors Previously Exposed: Yes Still… Read More »

Tile Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Asbestos was often used to make floor tiles, especially before the 1980s. Tile installers worked with them in a variety of projects and buildings, meaning they could be at risk of exposure to asbestos fibers. While the risk of asbestos exposure was thought to be fairly low, there are records of some tile workers getting… Read More »

Insulation Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Insulation workers work in many fields, but they are mostly responsible for the installation and replacement of materials that are used to insulate buildings and to control and maintain internal temperatures. While they usually work indoors in residential and commercial buildings, they also are employed on ships and machinery in various occupations. (Asbestos.com) Insulation workers… Read More »

HVAC Specialist Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

There are hundreds of thousands of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) workers in the US. HVAC workers are employed in many types of residential properties and commercial buildings, such as factories, offices, schools, and hospitals. HVAC specialists often work in cramped locations where asbestos was once used. Asbestos-containing materials were once common in the… Read More »

Boilermaker Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Boilermakers and workers handle all aspects of boiler maintenance and operation. Some professionals focus on a particular area, such as installation, steamfitting, and pipefitting. Engine room workers are specialized boiler workers. All of them are at risk of asbestos exposure that can cause mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lung lining. (Asbestos.com) The US Department… Read More »

New Study Shows Why Asbestos Exposure Causes Pleural Mesothelioma

A recent study by the Swiss National Science Foundation has explicitly shown how asbestos fibers can cause cancer to develop in the body. The information is useful for clinicians who want more effective therapies to treat mesothelioma and also is of use in personal injury lawsuits so that plaintiffs’ attorneys have more ammunition in their… Read More »

American Cancer Society Releases Insights from 2019

The American Cancer Society recently released its 2019 year-in-review data, which revealed insights from cancer research it conducted throughout the year. Among top stories for the year, cancer researchers found a connection between cancer and obesity. They also found that exercise is of great value during the cancer journey of the patient. Clinical studies also… Read More »

Drywall Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Workers in almost all construction trades face a higher risk for asbestos exposure, including drywall workers. World War II brought a high demand for many construction projects to drive the war effort. That including building ships, planes, and military support buildings. After the war, construction focused on commercial businesses, residential homes, and industrial factories. Almost… Read More »

General Contractors Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Workers in most contracting and construction trades face a risk of asbestos exposure and lung disease. OSHA ranks construction and general contracting among the most dangerous industries in the US. Most workers in the contracting trades are familiar with the risks of asbestos exposure and other hazards. General Contractors Fast Facts (BLS.gov) National Employment: 1.6… Read More »

Flooring Contractors Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Hardwood and vinyl flooring have been a popular choice for flooring for decades, and many flooring products made of wood or vinyl before 1980 have asbestos mixed into them to increase their durability and heat resistance. This put hardwood and other flooring contractors at risk of asbestos exposure. Vinyl is a plastic resin that is… Read More »

Subway Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Subways have made a significant impact on US transportation and commerce for more than 100 years. They provide millions of people who need an affordable way to move around a big city. Subway workers have played a significant role in this development. Their jobs include operating, building, inspecting, repairing and maintaining subway systems all over… Read More »

Agricultural Farm Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Farming and agriculture have been linked to many cases of mesothelioma over the years. There were nearly 3 million farms in operation in 1970 when asbestos was still heavily used. Agricultural workers were exposed every day as they worked on farm machinery and inside buildings that contained asbestos. While farming is not as popular as… Read More »

Mill Workers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Mill workers take natural fibers in a textile mill, such as cotton and wool, and combine them with nylon and polyester to make yarn that is eventually made into various clothing products. Depending on the material and product, the yarn is then pressed, weaved, crocheted, or knitted. The final steps in the production of textiles… Read More »

Aircraft Mechanics Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Aircraft mechanics have long been known to be at higher risk for asbestos exposure because of the many parts and products installed in aircraft that contain asbestos. Aircraft mechanics are responsible for the upkeep of commercial and military airplanes in the United States. Aircraft mechanics have been certified by the FAA to adjust, repair, diagnose… Read More »

Pipefitters and Plumbers Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Pipefitters and plumbers install and repair pipes that provide water, steam, and air to businesses, homes, and factories. Workers in these professions are often exposed to asbestos, which can lead to mesothelioma. Pipefitters and plumbers work in construction teams on residential and business projects on various plumbing projects. They often install plumbing in new buildings… Read More »

Janitors Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma

Janitors often need to undertake many menial tasks, some of which require asbestos exposure. Some of the activities that can lead to asbestos exposure are checking pipe insulation and drilling into ceilings and floors. These work activities could lead to asbestos exposure if the building was constructed prior to the 1970s. Asbestos is an affordable,… Read More »

It Said Mesothelioma on the Death Certificate What to Do?

If it said Mesothelioma, Asbestos & Lung Cancer on the death certificate or by the coroner, you qualify immediately. Statutes vary by state. Complete the form or call us toll free (800) 352-0871 If you recently lost a loved one to cancer, you are dealing with a devastating loss. But if your loved one’s death… Read More »

9/11 Asbestos Cancer Death Cause Twin Towers 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 in the Lungs Diagnosis & 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 »

Construction Sites & Demo Workers Asbestos Exposure

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 Asbestos Exposure 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 »

Wife/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 & Survival Rate

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 Cancer In Lungs Life Expectancy, Prognosis & Survival

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 pleural… Read More »

How to Prove Asbestos Exposure or Mesothelioma?

Did you work with asbestos for years? Were you unknowingly subjected to working with asbestos? 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… Read More »

What Does Asbestos Mesothelioma Do to 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 »

Wife 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 Natural 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 (asbestos lung cancer), 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… Read More »

I Have Been or Loved One Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

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 & Survival Rate

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 Life Expectancy & Survival Rate

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 Dust Exposure Cancer Problem

With over $30 billion available for victims of asbestos brake pad exposure, you could be entitled to financial compensations without ever filing a lawsuit. Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer victims with asbestos brake pad exposure, qualify immediately. Complete the form or call us toll free (800) 352-0871 The big question today is do brake dust still… Read More »

Mesothelioma Life Expectancy & Survival Rates 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 (early mesothelioma symptoms), it often is diagnosed at stage III or IV after cancer has spread (late stage mesothelioma symptoms). Because of the poor prognosis, some patients opt for alternative therapies… Read More »

What Causes Diagnosis of Lung Thickening and Scarring?

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 »

Causes of Diffuse Pleural Thickening Asbestos Disease

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 & Survival Rate

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 »

Unexplained Dry Cough Linked to Asbestos Exposure Symptoms?

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 Symptoms Dry cough is a symptom of… 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 »

Common Mesothelioma Cancer Questions

Mesothelioma is a complex disease affecting the linings of the lungs, heart, abdomen and other areas. It is a complex disease, and people have many questions about mesothelioma vs. other diseases. Below are some of the most common FAQs we see about mesothelioma and related cancers and conditions. In this Section Mesothelioma Vs Reactive Mesothelial… 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 cancer. Curis began enrolling and dosing patients in the clinical study at the beginning of 2019. (finance.yahoo.com) The company… Read More »

Mesothelioma in 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 or Develop 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 VA Mesothelioma Claims & Benefits

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 & Abatement (2020)

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 Asbestos 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?

So how does mesothelioma kill you? 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, cancer has often… Read More »

Norfolk Southern Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit Claims & Settlements

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 »

Largest Mesothelioma Settlements & Payouts with Asbestos Lawsuits

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

Stage 4 Near Death Symptoms of Malignant Mesothelioma

Why is mesothelioma so deadly? Is mesothelioma a painful death? 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 by mesothelioma stages are painful and life expectancy is short. The cancer is likely to continue to spread and it… Read More »

North Carolina Asbestos 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 Asbestos 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 Asbestos 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 Asbestos 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 cancer can also affect the delicate membranes surrounding the intestines, stomach, heart and testicles. The American Cancer Society has found there are approximately 3,000… Read More »

Columbus Ohio Mesothelioma Asbestos 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 Asbestos 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 and… Read More »

Florida Asbestos 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 City Asbestos 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 Asbestos 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 »

Railroad Workers Asbestos Exposure Cancer Lawsuit

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 Asbestos 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 Shipyard 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 Highest Risk of 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 Cancer 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 »

Compensation Rights for Family Members in Mesothelioma Injury 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 »

List of Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds for Mesothelioma

An asbestos trust fund can be a viable payout option for some victims of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma to obtain financial 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… Read More »

Asbestos Exposure Workers Injuries Compensation Fund 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 with mesothelioma or have lost a loved one to this pernicious malignant mesothelioma… 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 Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawyers Attorneys

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 »

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims

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 »

Asbestos Compensation Claims Payouts Timeline

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, it is possible that an employer or several employers exposed you or a family member to asbestos. If it can be proven in court that specific employers exposed you or your loved one to the deadly mineral asbestos, you could be entitled to mesothelioma compensation. Below is… 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 Exposure 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 Military Veterans and Asbestos Mesothelioma 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 »

Navy Ships, Destroyers & Shipyards Lung Disease from 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

Are mesothelioma settlements taxable? 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… Read More »

Serious Risk of Lung Cancer Caused from Asbestos Exposure

As many people know by now, lung cancer caused by 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… Read More »

Best Mesothelioma Cancer Medical Doctors for 2020

How do doctors check for mesothelioma? 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. SEE ALSO: How and Where to Get Tested for Mesothelioma… Read More »

Who is Eligible for Mesothelioma Financial Compensation?

If you or your loved one has mesothelioma, you may obtain financial compensation for your medical expenses, lost earnings, and pain and suffering after being diagnosed with this asbestos-related disease. Your exact payment will vary based on your case circumstances. There are a variety of compensation packages available for mesothelioma patients. Funds might be available… 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, Symptoms & 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 »

Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma Asbestos 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 mesothelioma claim time limit of the diagnosis or death of the patient, and expires at various times, depending upon… Read More »

How Much Are Average Asbestos Settlement Amounts?

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 for more than a year. While mesothelioma is 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 »

Different Cell Types of Mesothelioma Cancer

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 Lawsuit Lawyer 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 »

End of Life 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 »

Can Asbestos Cause Malignant Pleural Effusions?

Pleural effusion is a build-up of excess fluid between the pleura layers outside the lungs. The pleura are membranes lining the lungs and the chest cavity. They provide lubrication, so breathing is easier. In healthy people, a small amount of fluid is contained in the pleura. (My.Clevelandclinic.org). Pleural effusions have many causes, but one is… Read More »

Understanding Chemotherapy Drugs for Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer

Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment with a variety of anti-cancer drugs. It is used frequently to treat mesothelioma. According to Cancer.org, more clinical studies are needed to find the best chemotherapy drugs to fight mesothelioma. Today, the best way to treat asbestos cancer is with chemotherapy combined with surgery. (Cancer.org) If mesothelioma is treated with… Read More »

What Are the First Early Signs & Symptoms of Asbestos Cancer?

Asbestos cancer (mesothelioma) occurs in the membranes that cover most of the internal organs. Mesothelioma starts as small nodules in the lining of your lungs or abdomen. Mesothelioma does not usually show symptoms until 20-50 years after asbestos exposure. Symptoms show up when the disease has gotten to later stages. Common asbestos cancer symptoms such… Read More »

Bilateral Apical Pleural Thickening of the Lung

Pleural thickening is a disease of the lungs that is caused by scarring that causes the pleura to thicken. The pleura is a thin membrane covering both lungs. This disease is also known as diffuse pleural thickening (DPT). Pleural thickening in the lungs is often caused by breathing asbestos dust and fibers into the lungs.… Read More »