Huntington Beach School District Faces Claims

Several families with students who attend Huntington Beach, California schools that were shut down due to asbestos issues, filed a claim against the school district last month. A total of three elementary schools in the Ocean View School District were closed last year after asbestos dangers surfaces. According to court documents, a lawsuit filed on […]

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FDA-Approved Drugs Helps Mesothelioma Patients With Side Effects

Marinol, an FDA-approved, synthetic form of marijuana, may help mesothelioma patients with the harsh side effects of chemotherapy. Recent studies suggest it may also help with promoting a better appetite and increasing nutritional intake. What is Marinol? According to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American Cancer Society (ACS), Marinol was created […]

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Stamord Police HQ Asbestos Claims Continue to Grow

It’s been a little over a month since numerous asbestos warning signs were placed on the Stamford, Connecticut’s police headquarters doors and windows. Since then, an additional 285 claims were filed for workers’ compensation, placing the state on notice that hundreds of people have been exposed to asbestos. According to news reports, although staff members […]

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Mesothelioma Drug Causes Skin Pain

Recent research suggests that an adverse skin reaction to the only drug FDA-approved to treat malignant pleural mesothelioma is too much to rule out or overlook.  Pemetrexed, more commonly known by its brand name Alimta, can cause a pain in the skin, and per French researchers, it should be recognized as a side effect of the medication. What […]

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Mesothelioma is a ‘Global Epidemic’ According to New Studies

A new report performed by Italian researchers indicates that mesothelioma is not declining. In fact, it’s reaching epidemic proportions and is expected to keep growing. According to the report published in the Indian Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, two researchers,  Claudio and Tommaso Bianchi of Mofalcone, Italy’s Center for the Study of Environmental Cancer, studied the […]

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Mesothelioma Patients Need Better Radiation Therapy

A new radiation therapy that was used after pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) surgery has shown to be more effective in extending the lives of mesothelioma patients when compared to those undergoing extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), a recent study reports. According to the study, carried out by the Houston, Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Princeton Radiation Oncology, improved radiation techniques, such […]

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Asbestos Investigation at Famous NC Auditorium

Greensboro, North Carolina’s War Memorial Auditorium is contaminated with asbestos. Slated to be demolished, city employees and contractors may have been exposed to asbestos fibers while working towards the building’s demolition. According to the News & Record, the asbestos may have started earlier this year in August, and has now become a focal point of an investigation […]

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Family Wins $3.6M in Carnival Cruise Asbestos Lawsuit

The family of a  former employer of the popular cruise line, Carnival Cruise, won $3.6 million this month in an asbestos lawsuit that stemmed from his asbestos exposure while working as an electrician. According to reports, Benedetto Caraffa, an Italy citizen, was employed by Carnival Cruise as an electrician from 1985 to 2000. Almost daily, he was exposed […]

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New Drug May Offer Hope for Mesothelioma Patients

Physicians in Japan recently released research results on a new experimental drug that may help pleural mesothelioma patients. According to the doctors, the drug “might offer brilliant hope for cancer therapy.” HUHS1015 is a blood pressure drug, better known as naftopidil, and in the United States, known as Flivas. In 2014, another team of Japan scientists […]

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Is Asbestos in Tap Water?

Asbestos exposure has been heavily associated with job sites that once used the hazardous mineral for its fire and heat-resistant properties. However, simply taking a drink of tap water, even though the chances are slight, may cause asbestos exposure. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), cement pipes that carry water into homes […]

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