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Archive for August 2016

Mesothelioma Community and All Cancer Patients Mourn Gene Wilder

Gene Wilder died this week at the age of 83. Though many people will remember him for his comedic brilliance in such movies as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein and The Producers, victims of mesothelioma and other cancers will mourn the loss of a tireless advocate for cancer victims and the founder of Gilda’s Club, now…

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Study Links Mesothelioma’s Spread and Strength to Pleural Fluid

Among the many serious complications faced by patients diagnosed with mesothelioma, the appearance of pleural effusion is one of the most common. Pleural effusion is the presence of excess liquid in the lungs, and though the condition itself can go unnoticed by the patient while there is only a small amount of fluid present, once…

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Senator Pushes to Ensure Asbestos is On EPA Review List

Earlier this year, the U.S. Congress signed into law the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. This law instructs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to more carefully evaluate the regulatory process governing harmful chemicals like asbestos, which has been shown to cause the rare and fatal form of cancer known as…

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Miracle Patients Can Hold Valuable Clues for Mesothelioma Treatment

It is an inescapable truth that the average lifespan for a mesothelioma patient after they are diagnosed is short of two years, and for many the actual survival time is much shorter than that. It is also true that there are some patients who are considered out livers. These lucky few survive for several years…

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Union President’s Death Spurs Widow to File Mesothelioma Lawsuit

The widow of a former sheet metal worker and president of the Sheet Metal Worker’s Union in Louisiana and Mississippi has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against the many companies that he worked for and with, claiming that they exposed him to dangerous levels of asbestos without providing him with either warning or protections. Audrey Gaudet’s…

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Researchers Find Link Between Asbestos Exposure and Autoimmune Diseases

It has long been known that being exposed to asbestos poses a significant health hazard. The toxic mineral has been directly linked to a rare and fatal form of cancer known as mesothelioma, as well as to other types of cancer, and asbestosis. But now a study conducted by the CARD clinic as part of…

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9/11 Cancer Diagnoses Triples, Asbestos Exposure Likely to Blame

It is hard to imagine that the 9/11 attacks on the United States may lose more lives to asbestos exposure then to the collapse of the buildings, but it’s true. When terrorists hijacked four commercial jets on September 11th, 2001 and crashed them into the iconic American buildings in New York and Washington, the nation…

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Illinois Company Puts Foreign Workers at Risk of Mesothelioma

The long and tragic history of asbestos use and mesothelioma in the United States is filled with stories of company managers and owners putting profit over the health of employees, clients, and others who would come into contact with the deadly carcinogen, and those same types of actions continue even today. The owner of an…

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Alaska Mesothelioma Victim To Have His Day in Court

When it comes to filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against companies that expose innocent victims to asbestos, most mesothelioma attorneys will warn their clients that the process may be long and challenging. A perfect example of this can be found in a ruling that was recently handed down favoring Larry and Judith Hoffman, who filed a…

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