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Archive for October 2016

Important Mesothelioma Clinical Trial Halted by FDA

A clinical trial investigating the efficacy and safety of a new mesothelioma immunotherapy treatment has been placed on a partial hold by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration following the discovery of a complication in one of the patients who are currently enrolled. The study, which is evaluating the use of modified listeria bacteria in order…

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Florida Man Files Asbestos Case Against Electrolux and Others

A mesothelioma lawsuit has been filed in the Hillsborough Circuit Court in the state of Florida, charging that several nationally recognized companies were both complicit and negligence in having exposed him and others to the deadly carcinogen asbestos. Mark Killam’s asbestos lawsuit indicates that he has worked as a boiler tender since the early 1970s, and…

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Knowing the Signs of Pleural Mesothelioma

If you have a history of exposure to asbestos, it is very important that you make sure you are familiar with the warning signs of pleural mesothelioma. This rare and deadly form of cancer is extremely difficult to treat, and getting it diagnosed quickly is the most effective way to ensure that you give yourself the…

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Missouri Asbestos Case Ends in $80 Million Settlement

A class action lawsuit filed by two former courthouse employees has ended with both sides agreeing to an $80 million settlement that includes the largest medical monitoring fund ever created in Missouri history. The case revolved around the thousands of people who were exposed to asbestos during renovations done on the Jackson County Courthouse thirty…

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Austrian Mesothelioma Researchers Praise New Cancer Drug

Mesothelioma is a top concern for researchers in the United States and around the world. The search for a cure is not limited to our shores, and is often a collaboration between scientists from multiple nations. An example of this can be found in a recent discovery by Austrian researchers from the Comprehensive Cancer Center…

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New Mesothelioma Study Uses the Power of Red Wine

Mesothelioma researchers in Korea started researching the power of resveratrol — a chemical compound found in red wine — many years ago. At that time a team from Soonchunhyang University in Cheonan, Korea found that the polyphenol extended survival times in mesothelioma patients and suppressed the growth of their tumors. A year later another study…

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New York Rules Asbestos Companies Had Duty to Warn

In a victory for mesothelioma victims filing lawsuits against asbestos companies in New York, the state’s Supreme Court recently ruled in two separate asbestos cases that companies have a duty to warn about the dangers of asbestos exposure, even in cases where they themselves did not provide or manufacture the asbestos-containing materials that their equipment…

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Should You Try to Get into a Mesothelioma Clinical Trial?

Being told that you have cancer is overwhelming, and perhaps never so much as receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma. Not only is this rare condition unfamiliar to most people, but because it is always considered a fatal disease, it is very hard to accept. Patients and their families quickly to learn as much as they…

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New Zealand Offers Asbestos Guide Aimed at Preventing Mesothelioma

Though the United States justice system has been on the forefront of pursuing asbestos companies and holding them responsible for the mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths they caused, it is by no means the only country impacted by the deadly carcinogen. According to the World Health Organization, there are nearly 125 million people exposed to asbestos…

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