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Appeals Court Increases Damages Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim

Appeals Court Increases Damages Awarded to Mesothelioma Victim

When a person is diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, they have to make a number of crucial decisions, including whether or not to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit, file a claim with an asbestos bankruptcy trust, or leave their legal issues for their surviving family members to pursue after they’re gone. Those who do pursue legal action may…

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High Platelet Count May Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

High Platelet Count May Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Mesothelioma

One of the most frustrating and challenging aspects of mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, is the fact that its diagnosis comes so late in the disease’s progression: researchers have long searched for an early clue to the presence of the disease that might allow treatment to begin…

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Can Hypnosis Help Mesothelioma Patients?

Can Hypnosis Help Mesothelioma Patients?

There are so many ways that mesothelioma devastates its victims: faced with the stark reality of having little time left to them, they also have to deal with economic uncertainty, pain, loss of appetite, nausea from treatment, and more. Each of these individual issues has its own resources, but hypnosis is a strategy that has…

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Mesothelioma and Social Security Disability Insurance

Mesothelioma and Social Security Disability Insurance

A diagnosis of mesothelioma gives rise to so many sudden changes. In addition to dealing with the reality of the situation and the grief of your family and friends, there are medical appointments that need to be kept. There are also actions that need to be taken to ensure that you’re able to get compensation from…

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Innovative Mesothelioma Therapy Receives Special FDA Approval

Innovative Mesothelioma Therapy Receives Special FDA Approval

When it comes to bringing drugs and medical devices to market, pharmaceutical companies have to jump through a lot of hoops. There are layers upon layers of clinical trials and testing that need to be done before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provides its approval. But when it comes to rare and difficult diseases, there…

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Widow’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Allowed to Continue Despite Chemical Company Arguments

Widow’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Allowed to Continue Despite Chemical Company Arguments

Imagine losing your husband to mesothelioma just three months after he was diagnosed with the disease, then having to spend the next several years fighting for justice from the company responsible for his illness – even having to fight for your right to have your day in court. It seems like an outrage, but it…

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Younger Exposure to Asbestos Increases Mesothelioma Risk

Younger Exposure to Asbestos Increases Mesothelioma Risk

It has long been known that exposure to asbestos puts an individual at risk for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer that has no known cure and which generally strikes its victims several decades after they have worked with the carcinogenic material. Though there is a great deal that has been…

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Mesothelioma Patients Face Difficult Choices

Mesothelioma Patients Face Difficult Choices

There is no such thing as a “good” cancer diagnosis, but when you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you quickly learn that it’s really, really bad. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that’s caused by exposure to asbestos many decades before you’re ever diagnosed. Because the cancer is notoriously resistant to traditional treatment protocols, and in…

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Chemotherapy May be Linked to Mesothelioma Patient Depression

Chemotherapy May be Linked to Mesothelioma Patient Depression

A diagnosis of mesothelioma is devastating: at the same time that patients are informed that they have cancer, they are also told that the particular type of cancer is incurable and terminal. The depression and grief that follow identification of the disease would seem a natural product of this type of prognosis, but researchers are now…

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Turkish Scientists Find Better Radiation Strategy for Mesothelioma

Turkish Scientists Find Better Radiation Strategy for Mesothelioma

When a person has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, their medical team immediately leaps into action, carefully analyzing all of the available data on their health status, the type of cancer they have, the specific cell type of mesothelioma they’ve been diagnose with, and how far the disease has progressed within their body. The purpose of…

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