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Asbestos in Austin City Buildings Causing Mesothelioma Concerns in Over 200 Workers

Asbestos exposure causes malignant mesothelioma and other serious illnesses, and because buildings constructed prior to the 1970s were built using the carcinogenic material, there are certain steps that need to be followed before any kind of demolition or renovation can take place. Unfortunately, those steps were repeatedly ignored by four different departments within the City…

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Texas Appeals Court Considers Judge’s Mesothelioma Case

A state appeals court in Texas is facing a significant legal dilemma over a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the widow of a local district court judge. Jefferson County District Court Judge James Farris served almost his entire legal career in the courthouse located in Jefferson County: he started there as an assistant district attorney in…

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Colgate-Palmolive Settles New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Colgate-Palmolive Company, the familiar consumer products provider, has reached a settlement agreement in a mesothelioma lawsuit filed by a Pennsylvania woman named Carol Schoeniger. Though the financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed to the public, previous similar cases that have been heard by juries have seen awards as high as $13 million given…

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Brake Manufacturer Allowed to Proceed

When a person is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and decides to pursue legal action against those responsible, they have to prepare themselves for hard pushback: the companies that manufactured and distributed products containing the deadly carcinogen fight hard against having to take financial responsibility. Fortunately, the American justice system has chosen to level the playing…

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Researchers Find New Method of Testing Cancer Drugs for Mesothelioma

Researchers from the University of Leicester and the MRC Toxicology Unit in the United Kingdom have revealed the results of a new study, indicating that they may have found a better way to gauge how mesothelioma patients respond to cancer-fighting drugs. Using a method referred to as “explants”, the scientists believe that their methodology is…

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Home-Based Ceramics Studio Blamed for Woman’s Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a disease that is typically associated with jobs in high-heat environments like factories and boiler rooms. But this rare and deadly form of cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos, and that toxic material has been in use for centuries because of its ability to withstand heat and flame, as well as to…

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