Asbestos Lawsuit Reinstated by Wisconsin Appeals Court

A Wisconsin appeals court reinstated a part of a Del Rio, Texas woman’s asbestos lawsuit that claims many of the Wisconsin’s brewing companies and other businesses are responsible for her husband’s asbestos-related death. The News Tribune reports that Sandra Brezonick filed a lawsuit against the Pabst Brewing Company and Miller Brewing Company, along with numerous other companies after her husband, John […]

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Montana Man Gets $65K Settlement in Asbestos Lawsuit

Yellowstone County, Montana, reached an agreement with a former janitor this month in an asbestos lawsuit, with the help of a mediator. Billings Gazette reports that Lauren DuPuis worked as a contractor janitor for Automated Maintenance Services Inc. from 1987 to 1999, which included duties in the Yellowstone County Courthouse. It was during that time the DuPuis was “harmfully exposed to […]

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Zadroga Act to be Passed for 9/11

Congress recently approved a 75-year extension on the 9/11 World Trade Center Health Program, which will allow a $1.1 trillion spending bill for those affected by the tragedy of 9/11. The new program is a reauthorization of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which expired on September 30, leaving numerous people relying on emergency funds. Prior […]

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The Best (and Worst) Christmas Gifts for Mesothelioma Patients

As the holidays roll around, it’s time for many of us to choose the perfect gift for loved ones. You may feel daunted when trying to figure out the best gift for a mesothelioma patient, especially if they are in a fragile state, but it’s important to remember that they are still human, and oftentimes a […]

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Differences For Men and Women With Mesothelioma

Researchers indicate that pleural mesothelioma may possibly act differently due to a person’s gender, because of different molecular levels. By determining the differing traits based on gender, experts are hoping that treatment options can be customized to help each person in the best way for their own individual needs. The new study helps further the explanation […]

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Mesothelioma Program At Sylvester Cancer Center Helps Asbestos Victims in Miami

For many years, mesothelioma victims in Florida have traveled more than 1,000 miles to Boston to get the best care possible for the disease. Now, a renowned surgeon is helping people receive medical assistance without having to leave their state. Nestor Villamizar, a thoracic surgeon who previously worked at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, moved to Miami […]

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Iowa School District May Be Sued Over Student and Staff Asbestos Exposure

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is urging the Iowa Attorney General to file a lawsuit against the Cedar Rapids Community School District and a contractor that reportedly exposed students and teachers to asbestos during a renovation project last year at a high school. The Gazette reports that according to court documents, the DNR filed a […]

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Recent Mesothelioma Death Shows More Aggressive, Early Diagnoses Needed

A 70-year-old man from Japan who worked around asbestos during his career as a truck driver went undiagnosed for mesothelioma, and subsequently passed away. Now, doctors are hoping to us this as an example of how important an early diagnosis is. According to researchers at Japan’s Gifu Prefectural Tajimi Hospital, the 70-year-old man visited the hospital complaining of […]

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