Judge Rules Manufacturer Should Have Expected Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Earlier this month, a judge presiding over the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), Judge Peter H. Moulton, ruled that the company J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc. should have known and anticipated that they would face a mesothelioma at least 10 years before the case was brought against them. In the case of Warren v. AmChem Products, plaintiff  Richard Warren, […]

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Can Second Line Surgery Prolong Mesothelioma Survival?

Patients with mesothelioma typically go through first line treatments of surgery, chemotherapy, and/or radiation treatment. Yet, a new study suggests that mesothelioma patients who undergo a second line treatment of surgery may have a longer survival rate when compared to those who don’t receive a second line of treatment. According to an in-depth study performed by […]

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Radiation Therapy May Hurt Mesothelioma Patients More That It Benefits Them

Although random studies have always indicated that radiotherapy, or radiation therapy, offers an added benefit to cancer treatment when used in conjunction with chemotherapy and surgery, a randomized multicenter phase 2 trial is suggesting that it adds no benefit at all. In fact, radiation therapy may actually cause more harm and good. The multicenter phase 2 trial, […]

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Plant Worker’s Family Wins $14M in Asbestos Lawsuit

A South Carolina man’s family won $14 million after a jury found that the Texas-based materials manufacturing company, Celanese Corp., was responsible for his asbestos-related death. Dennis Seay, 70, passed away in 2014 from malignant mesothelioma. He was diagnosed in 2013 and went through extensive and invasive treatments, including having his lungs drained 11 times after […]

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Veterans Day Brings Reminder Of Lives Lost Due To Asbestos

There are currently around 21 million veterans in the United States, yet they only comprise 7 percent of the nation’s population. However, surprisingly, 30 percent of all diagnosed mesothelioma cases in the nations are veterans. This is due to the military’s prior heavy reliance on asbestos, which ended up causing numerous asbestos-related illnesses and deaths. […]

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Mesothelioma And Pets: What You Need To Know

Mesothelioma is mostly associated with humans, but unfortunately, our furry friends, although rare, can also develop the disease. A recent study confirmed that pets can indeed develop asbestos-related illnesses just as people can. According to the study published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), Italian researchers studied two dogs and one cat, all […]

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How To Avoid Mesothelioma Chemotherapy Rash

A chemotherapy rash is common among mesothelioma patients undergoing treatment, and it typically occurs due to the body’s immune system response to the medications being taken or adminitered. Scientists indicate, however, that using a corticosteroid within the first three days of chemotherapy treatment can help reduce rashes and its side effects. According to physicians at Tokushima […]

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Recovery After Mesothelioma Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is one of the most popular ways physicians treat patients with mesothelioma, often combined with other forms of treatment for more effectiveness. Once your treatment is over, although the biggest part of the battle is done for now, your body needs time to recover. Although each person’s recovery time is different, there are many […]

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