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Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder

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Johnson & Johnson Shareholders Vote to Continue Selling Asbestos Contaminated Baby Powder Shareholders rejected a proposal asking Johnson & Johnson to stop selling its talc-based baby powder.  The proposal needed a majority vote but failed to receive one at the company’s annual meeting of stockholders. Ending sales of the product was one of 14 issues […]

Simian Virus 40 and Mesothelioma

Simian Virus 40 and Mesothelioma

Simian Virus 40 and Mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a rare but fatal disease that develops in the epithelial lining of the lung, stomach, heart, vaginal or testicular tissues. Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is the most common form, accounting for 80–90 percent . A history of heavy and long-term exposure to asbestos is an established cause […]

Settling a Personal Injury Case vs. Going to Court

Settling a Personal Injury Case vs. Going to Court Approximately 31 million personal injuries requiring medical care occur each year. Personal injuries can occur due to an automotive accident, defective product, birth injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, or some other action. Suppose that you have been injured in an accident that was caused by the […]

Opioid Epidemic: What is Being Done?

Opioid Epidemic: What is Being Done? The CDC estimates that heroin and synthetic fentanyl overdoses increased by 38.6% during 2021, reaching historic highs. Prescription opioids and illegal manufactured opioids, such as heroin and fentanyl, have created an opioid addiction crisis throughout the U.S. since the 1990s. What are Opioids? Opioids are substances that reduce pain, […]

Cancer Research Improves Outcomes for Hard to Treat Cancers Like Mesothelioma

Cancer Research Improves Outcomes for Hard to Treat Cancers Like Mesothelioma The best tool for fighting cancer is research. It is the only way to create new treatments and tests for different types of cancer. When doctors have more knowledge, treatments become much better. People continue to be diagnosed with cancer, and there is not […]

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area

Asbestos Found In West Virginia University Area According to the U.S. Geological Survey, West Virginia does not have any natural deposits of asbestos. Numerous industries such as coal mining, steel, glass manufacturing, and power plants exposed residents and workers to asbestos until the late 1970s when asbestos was declared a hazardous substance. Recent allegations of […]

Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted?

Why Are Many Asbestos Millboard and Paper Products Banned or Restricted? Throughout much of the 20th century, many companies added asbestos to commercial and consumer products because of its valuable qualities. It is a fireproofing agent because it does not conduct heat and is fire-resistant. It is a fibrous material that is easy to work […]

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2022

Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month 2022 April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is cancer of the esophagus, which is the muscular tube that connects the throat and stomach. The esophagus has multiple layers including the mucosa, submucosa, muscularis propria, and the adventitia. The mucosa can be broken further down into the epithelium (innermost layer), […]

Asbestos Trusts for Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos Trusts for Mesothelioma Patients

Asbestos Trusts for Mesothelioma Patients In the 19760s, researchers in medicine and science definitively linked asbestos to cancer known as mesothelioma. By the 1980s, worldwide deaths from asbestos were growing at a large rate, and many countries restricted, phased out, or banned the use and manufacturing of asbestos. The United States remains one of the […]

Tremolite Asbestos Exposure

Tremolite Asbestos Exposure Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring metamorphic minerals: chrysotile, tremolite, actinolite, amosite, crocidolite, and anthophyllite. Many ancient cultures valued asbestos for its many properties, such as absorbency, resistance to heat and fire, durability, and strength. Little did they know that all types of asbestos, such as tremolite, were and still are […]

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