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Archive for March 2015

Quiet Pennsylvania Town Subject of Asbestos Investigation

Ambler, Pennsylvania is a quiet town in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. Dominated by suburban neighborhoods and a charming main street shopping center, it is the site of Saturday morning soccer games and July 4th and Halloween parades. To look at the town today, one would never guess that it was the site of numerous…

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Swiss Working To Offer Aid To Asbestos Victims

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, it is easy to feel as though it is something that is only happening to you, and that you are very much alone. But the truth is that asbestos represents a global problem, as the material was widely used…

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My Trip Down Memory Lane

It began when I was looking for my daughter’s birth certificate. She needed it for a document. I was pretty sure it was in her baby book which I keep stored in a tucker tote in Lannie’s closet. The trouble is, the baby book is buried near the bottom and to get to it, I…

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I Cried in the Shower

Last Friday, one of my good friends at the college where I work, came by my office. As soon as I saw her, I sensed she was very troubled. Earlier in the week she shared with me that her husband was being evaluated for a certain type of cancer. She stopped at the door and…

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Pennsylvania Superior Court Issues Ruling Limiting Asbestos Claims

The families and loved ones of victims of asbestos-related illnesses face a number difficult challenges. There is the immediate pain that comes with seeing a person that you care about suffer from an illness, and the stress of not being able to do enough to relieve their suffering. There is the frustration of the impotence…

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New York Juries Deliver Large Awards to Asbestos Victims

Juries in the state of New York have been hearing from asbestos victims, and their response has been swift and decisive. In separate awards over the last two months New York state juries have awarded a total of over $14 million in damages against companies that supplied asbestos and exposed innocent workers to asbestos. The…

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Miami Boilermaker’s Family Prevails in Asbestos Case Against FPL

Exposure to asbestos has long been known to cause a variety of dangerous and deadly conditions, including mesothelioma, asbestosis and lung cancer, but this knowledge was not available to many workers who were exposed to the dangerous carcinogen on the job for years. Many of those who were exposed were sickened and have died, and…

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Cruise Ship Worker Successfully Sues Carnival For Asbestos Exposure

It is well known that working on board ships and in shipyards in the years prior to awareness about asbestos’ dangers poses a health risk. This is one of the reasons that such a large percentage of America’s mesothelioma victims and victims of other asbestos-related diseases are Navy veterans. But even with this knowledge, a…

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Television Program to Highlight Cancer Clinical Trials

People who receive a diagnosis of cancer often do not know where to turn, and this is particularly true for those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other rare form of cancer. Because so little is still known about the disease and so few people are diagnosed with it every year (roughly 3,500 in…

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HIPEC After Surgical Site is Closed Shows Benefits

One of the most popular and effective treatments currently in use for malignant pleural mesothelioma is a procedure known as cytoreductive surgery followed by a rinse of heated chemotherapy. The combination of the two modalities has offered extended survival rate for patients. Following surgical removal of as much of the cancerous tissue as possible, the…

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