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Archive for October 2015

Arizona Law Will Hurt Asbestos Victims

There’s a movement afoot across the United States to limit the amount of compensation that victims of asbestos exposure are able to receive. It’s being backed by a conservative pro-business group called the American Legislative Exchange Council, and it claimed another victory with a bill signed into Arizona state law by Governor Doug Ducey. Though…

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Hopes are High For Liposomal Delivery of Mesothelioma Drugs

If you remember any of your high school biology, the term “liposome” will sound familiar. A liposome is a tiny bubble that has at least one layer of fat. It is also one of the most exciting new areas of research in the treatment of cancer and other conditions, as scientists have determined that they…

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Mesothelioma Risk A Concern for America’s Teachers

Teachers have a lot on their plates. Low pay combined with decreased funding for schools that forces them to purchase their own classroom supplies. Concerns about tenure and performance reviews focused on standardized testing performance rather than educational basics. Increasing levels of violence targeting classrooms. These are just a few of the concerns teachers face…

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Can Aspirin Fight Mesothelioma?

Aspirin has been something of a wonder drug ever since it was first isolated from the bark of the willow tree in 1763. Beyond its most common use of getting rid of headaches, research has established that it is an effective treatment or preventative against fever, swelling and inflammation, heart attacks and strokes, and even…

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Caregiver Commiseration

Each day I learn something new about this art of caregiving. Most of the time, I learn from listening to other caregivers. Such is the case today. I have a dear friend whose husband has suffered from mental illness most of their married life. Finding the correct diagnosis, and therefore the correct treatment, has been…

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University of Montana’s Asbestos Abatement Put on Hold

The University of Montana is a public university located in Missoula, Montana. It has a reputation for combining excellence in research with an idyllic setting, and has been widely recognized as a top tier public university. But the image of good health and fresh air that the University makes such a big part of its…

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Haleigh’s Gift

Our granddaughter, Haleigh, is eight years old. She is a sweet, sensitive and thoughtful child. Haleigh loves what she calls, her “babies”. These “babies” are 35-40 stuffed animals of every size, shape and color and they represent almost every species of the animal kingdom. Haleigh carries a minimum of two to three “babies” with her…

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Family of Woman Killed by Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Awarded $3.5 Million

Barbara Bobo was a homemaker who, like so many other wives, spent years laundering her husband James’ work clothes. When James would return home from his job at the Athens, Alabama Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant, he would hand over his dust-covered work clothes and she would shake them out in the laundry room, put them…

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Asbestos Plaintiffs Awarded $14 Million From Celanese Corporation

A family that lost its leader to malignant mesothelioma got some measure of closure from a South Carolina jury, which awarded them $14 million in damages for the loss of their father. Dennis Seay was a maintenance worker for the Daniel Construction Company and worked in their employ for many years. From 1971 to 1980…

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Mesothelioma Patients Benefit from New Imaging Techniques

Innovations in surgical techniques, chemotherapeutic drugs, immunology and radiation therapeutic approaches are often the protocols that get the most attention when discussing advances in the treatment of mesothelioma. But according to researchers in the United Kingdom, one of the greatest advances that have been made in the field have come from the world of diagnostic…

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