Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company

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Johnson & Johnson Could Put All Talc Liabilities into a Separate Company Johnson & Johnson (J&J) is looking to put all its liability from its baby powder litigation into a new business to then file for bankruptcy protection. This would allow lower payments for cases that do not settle beforehand. There is a chance that […]

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases

Public School Staff at Risk For Asbestos-Related Diseases Asbestos fibers are microscopic needle-like crystals that can cause serious health problems. If inhaled, they can impede the normal functioning of the lungs and other soft-tissue organs. Since the body cannot break down asbestos, the fibers often work themselves deeper into tissue until the infected area becomes […]

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos

COPD is Not Caused by Asbestos As early as the 1920s, companies that used asbestos in their manufacturing operations or building processes were aware that their employees were being diagnosed with high rates of lung disease. However, to keep from admitting any liability, they insisted that the employee’s lung disease was caused by cigarette smoking. […]

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation

GOVERNMENT ROLES IN ASBESTOS REGULATION

Government Roles in Asbestos Regulation Despite the deadly effects of asbestos use on people and the environment, asbestos has not been banned in the United States. Numerous attempts have been made by government agencies to regulate asbestos use by making it harder to obtain, restricting imports, and regulating handling and removal. Since mining operations stopped […]

Current Industries And Occupations With The Highest Incidence Of Mesothelioma

Current Industries And Occupations With The Highest Incidence Of Mesothelioma Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is almost indestructible with properties that make it resistant to heat, chemicals, and breakdown. Asbestos fibers were often combined with other materials for thousands of industrial, maritime, automotive, and building products. Specific industries and occupations are associated with heavy […]

Asbestos Exposure in Beaver County, PA

Asbestos Exposure in Beaver County, PA The number of deaths from malignant mesothelioma is very high in Pennsylvania. According to the CDC and the NIOSH Work-Related Lung Disease Surveillance System statistics, the state ranks third out of all the states and District of Columbia for the number of asbestos cases. Mesothelioma is a cancer that […]

The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict

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The Supreme Court Declined to Review Johnson & Johnson’s $2.1 Billion Talc Verdict The Supreme Court is not reviewing a lower court decision awarding $2 billion to women with ovarian cancer resulting from exposure to Johnson & Johnson (J&J) talcum powder contaminated with asbestos. Lately, there have been many lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson and […]

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation

Latest Developments in Asbestos Litigation Asbestos exposes people to carcinogenic health risks when it becomes airborne. Despite warnings and efforts to ban the use of asbestos, it remains legal in the United States. Many who have a suffered severe illness or mourned the loss of loved ones from asbestos-related diseases have instituted litigation against the […]

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Signs and Symptoms of Mesothelioma What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a type of cancer occurring in the thin tissue layers that cover most of your internal organs (mesothelium). Mesothelioma most frequently affects the tissue that surrounds the lungs (pleura). This type is called pleural mesothelioma. Rarer types of mesothelioma occur in tissue in the abdomen […]

The Purpose of Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma

The Purpose of Clinical Trials for Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer. While it primarily affects the lungs (80 percent of cases), it can also appear on the outer lining of the abdomen, the heart, or the testicles. Asbestos exposure has been linked to causing mesothelioma. Since mesothelioma is so aggressive, prognosis is poor, with a life […]

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