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Archive for February 2016

Many Eyes on Kentucky Mesothelioma Lawsuit

The state of Kentucky has the dubious distinction of leading the nation in the number of lung cancer deaths each year. The state’s lung cancer mortality rate is more than 50 percent higher than the national average. Though a good number of those victims are lost due to smoking, there are many who suffer from…

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EPA Announces Final Plans for Libby, Montana

Libby, Montana worst cases of asbestos contamination in U.S. history. Home to a vermiculite mine that at one time produced 80% of the substance in the world, the town was heavily contaminated by asbestos and nearly ten percent have died of mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases. W. R. Grace, the owner of the mine,…

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Will Combining Drugs Be the Answer to Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma has proven to be one of the most challenging and frustrating forms of cancer for patients and researchers alike. While those who have been diagnosed with the disease are forced to face their own mortality shortly after diagnosis, researchers have been confronted with an endless string of failures in their quest to find a…

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Asbestos Lawsuit Highlights Substance’s Continued Dangers

Most people think of asbestos as a dangerous substance from the past – a mineral that had been extensively used for its flame retardance and insulating properties, but that is no longer an issue because of its generally acknowledged dangers. Unfortunately, that is not the case. Not only are people continuing to be diagnosed with…

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Navy Widow Files Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Lockheed Martin

When Peter George served in the Navy, and later in the Navy Reserves, he was proud of the role he played as jet mechanic working on state-of-the-art Lockheed Martin fighter jets. Unfortunately, years later he learned that in working on this equipment he was being exposed to insulation that contained asbestos. In January of 2014,…

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Dealing with a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

You’ve been feeling sick for quite a long time, losing weight, troubled by a cough that simply won’t go away or perhaps your trouble was relentless stomach pain. You probably assumed you were dealing with some kind of virus and waited a while for the symptoms to go away, then went to your doctor who…

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Ford and Its Attempt to Reshape the Research on Asbestos

When it comes to identifying the villains behind mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, it is pretty hard to ignore the Ford Motor Company and its role in exposing its employees and others who worked with their products. As is the case with many other big corporations, there is a significant amount of evidence that the…

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