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Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients

Clinical Trials Help Improve the Lives of Mesothelioma Patients We would not be where we are in treating cancer without clinical trials. They help find new treatments for all types of cancer that can save lives or at least improve or extend them. Evidence proves that these clinical trials have improved cancer treatment since there […]

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports

Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports We encourage children and adults to participate in sports and recreational activities for exercise, friendship, and to teach working together as a team. However, people don’t realize that a fall, tackle, or collision with another player can cause a blow to the head that results in a concussion […]

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson

Natural Gas Wells are No Longer Being Drilled at Edgar Thomson U.S. Steel is no longer moving forward with Marcellus Shale gas wells being drilled at the Edgar Thomson Steel Mill in North-Versailles. The steelmaker recently announced that it terminated the lease with Merrion Oil & Gas Corp. for a 10-acre tract to be used […]

COVID-19 at Long-Term Health Facilities

COVID-19

COVID-19 at Long-Term Health Facilities Elderly people are at higher risk for COVID-19, as are people with chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes, respiratory illness, heart disease, and kidney disease. Both the elderly and the chronically ill are heavily represented among the nation’s 1.3 million nursing home residents. Thirty-five percent of U.S. deaths from COVID-19 […]

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease

Toxic Exposures at Chemical Plants

Exposure to Paraquat Can Lead to Parkinson’s Disease Paraquat has been linked to Parkinson’s Disease. Paraquat is a toxic chemical that is used as an herbicide to kill weeds and grass. It comes in a liquid form that can be used in different strengths based on the application. It is classified as a toxic substance […]

Victim of Surgical Mistakes and Errors?

Surgical Mistakes and Errors

Victim of Surgical Mistakes and Errors? Life can become problematic in so many ways when a medical procedure goes wrong. There can be red tape with insurance companies, medical centers, or hospitals to try to get your medical claim heard. Matters get complicated when legal authorities enter the mix. When you believe a doctor or […]

The COVID-19 Pandemic Directly Affects the Opioid Epidemic

The COVID-19 Pandemic Directly Affects the Opioid Epidemic More than 87,000 Americans died from September 2019 through September 2020 because of drug overdoses. This is the highest number of deaths for a one-year span since 1990 when the epidemic started. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, the opioid crisis has been on the backburner, but the […]

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure

Weirton Steel Asbestos Exposure In the United States, an estimated 27 million workers were exposed to airborne asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979. Asbestos exposure was highest with workers engaged in mining, milling of raw asbestos or construction, and product manufacture that used asbestos products. Other exposure occurred from asbestos released into the air and […]

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. Esophageal cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer death around the world. There are two main types of esophageal cancer: adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. They are classified based on which cells are cancerous. Adenocarcinoma begins in the cells of the […]

Wrongful Death vs. Workers’ Compensation

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death vs. Workers’ Compensation People suffering from mesothelioma other asbestos-related diseases were often exposed to asbestos in their workplace. If products that contain asbestos are disturbed, tiny asbestos fibers are released into the air. When asbestos fibers are breathed in, they may get trapped in the lungs and remain there for a long time. […]

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