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Study Points to Difficulty in Accurately Diagnosing Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. The rare form of cancer generally with symptoms that are extremely similar to much more common and benign conditions – patients with pleural mesothelioma typically experience a persistent cough and those with peritoneal mesothelioma will have diarrhea or nausea with stomach pain, and in both cases…

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Asbestos-Laden Trees Near Fire Spark Montana Mesothelioma Concerns

Montana is known for many things, but one of its most tragic pieces of history involves the W. R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine, which was responsible for hundreds of deaths and thousands of illnesses from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The state and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have spent many years working on…

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Mesothelioma Patients Who Use Chemotherapy Booster Live Longer

When you’ve been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, you measure your life in weeks and months rather than in years. The rare and fatal form of cancer advances very quickly after it is diagnosed, claiming the lives of its victims within two years of the time that it is identified. Researchers are working hard to find…

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Appeals Court Upholds $9 Million Mesothelioma Verdict

The widow of a man who died of malignant mesothelioma won a hard-fought battle against Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation the other day when a South Florida appeals court ruled in her favor and upheld a $9 million verdict. The company’s attorneys had maintained that there was insufficient proof that her late husband’s illness was caused…

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