Asbestos Lawsuit: Washington Family Awarded $3.5M

The family of a couple who passed from asbestos exposure won their asbestos lawsuit this in King County, Washington. The jury awarded Barbara Brandes, daughter of the late Raymond Brandes and Barbara Brandes, $3.5 million. According to court documents, Raymond Brandes worked at Whatcom County’s ARCO Cherry Point refinery for numerous years. During his time there, he was exposed to asbestos […]

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Asbestos Still a Problem in Schools

Although public and non-profit private United States school districts must follow strict guidelines to ensure asbestos is contained and safe for staff and students, its presence continues to be a problem. Recently, the toxic mineral turned up in schools in both Alabama and Missouri, indicating that the nationwide problem of asbestos in schools continues to surface. […]

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Where You Live May Influence Mesothelioma Survival

A recent study suggests that people who suffer from mesothelioma may have different survival rates, depending on how advanced the medical centers are in the areas they live. The study, performed by the UK National Lung Cancer Audit, included a total of 8,740 patients who were diagnosed with mesothelioma. The study was conducted at six different England hospitals […]

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Feds May Get Involved in Texas College Asbestos Charges After Complaints Go Ignored

A Monday  night hearing regarding ignored asbestos issues at Texas’ Kilgore College has sparked a possible federal investigation. Several Kilgore College employees, concerned about asbestos exposure while construction work continues at the school, state that their requests were previously brushed off. They’ve now sent in requests to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Longview News-Journal reports […]

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Teacher Dies From Asbestos in Classroom, Family Files Lawsuit

Last September,  60-year-old U.K. Art teacher Jennifer Barnett passed away from mesothelioma, which allegedly occurred after years of pinning students’ work to asbestos-filled walls in a classroom at the Archway School in Stroud, Gloucestershire. Barnett’s family recently filed an asbestos-related lawsuit against the local council, on behalf of the victim. Barnett worked for the Archway School from 1980 to […]

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New Vaccine is Approved for Mesothelioma Treatment

A new immunotherapy vaccine, CRS-207, was recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used as an orphan drug for mesothelioma treatment. Several mesothelioma physicians are excited about the new vaccine, and feel this could be a new and more successful way help malignant mesothelioma patients. What is An Orphan Drug? An orphan drug, […]

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Metex Asbestos PI Trust (Kentile Floors Inc.) Opens For Claims

Last month, the Metex Manufacturing Corporation, better known by its former name of Kentile Floors, opened its asbestos trust fund, and is now accepting claims. Both personal injury and deaths claims are accepted. According to court documents, Metex established the asbestos trust fund under a Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Code. The trust fund opened up for claims on […]

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Advances in Medicine Make Mesothelioma More Manageable

Multimodal treatment, which is generally a combination of radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, has been the most standard way to treat patients with mesothelioma over the past several decades. With new medical breakthroughs, however, people with mesothelioma are getting a better chance at managing the toxic disease, according to research performed by renowned scientists and physicians. […]

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