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Repealing the ACA Would Hurt Mesothelioma Victims

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the ACA or Obamacare, has been in the news recently with president Trump trying to make good on his campaign promise to repeal and replace the law. Although republicans are struggling to do that, and bipartisan groups of lawmakers have come together to try to keep the law…

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A New Drug to Treat Solid Tumors, Including Mesothelioma

Solid tumors come in a variety of types, from some of the most common cancers like breast, colorectal, and lung cancers, to those that are very rare, like mesothelioma. Battling solid tumor cancers is challenging, and researchers are always working to develop newer, better ways to slow, stop, and kill cancer cells in these tumors.…

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Asbestos Exposure Raises Mesothelioma Fears for VA Workers in Canandaigua

Renovation of a building housing a Veterans Crisis Line in Canandaigua, New York has been shut down as a result of asbestos exposure and fears of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. The center was the setting for a recent award-winning documentary focusing on the essential work being done there to benefit the nation’s veterans.  The…

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Hoboken Train Crash Investigation Halted by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Fears

Fears of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases are keeping investigators from getting to the black box left behind by Thursday’s train crash in Hoboken that killed one and injured over 100. The commuter train crash is a mystery that will only begin to be solved when federal officials are able to examine the black box,…

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Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Under Fire for Not Paying

A federal lawsuit has been filed against the asbestos bankruptcy trust established for the benefit of victims of asbestos exposure at the hands of Tyler Pipe. The company, which was established in Tyler, Texas in 1935, manufactured soil pipes, pipe-joining materials and other products that were made with asbestos. These products were used by plumbers,…

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Texas Family Files Asbestos Lawsuit Against Chevron

Families that have been impacted by mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related diseases face many challenges. Though immediate attention must be focused on getting the best medical treatment available, there must also be acknowledgement that the condition may have been caused by negligence on the part of an employer or asbestos company. Such is the case…

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Researchers Reveal That Breath Analysis Tool May Detect Mesothelioma

One of the most frustrating characteristics of mesothelioma, the rare and fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, is the fact that it is extremely difficult to diagnose until the disease is extremely advanced. The disease has an extremely long latency period that often lasts four to five decades, and by…

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Mesothelioma Victim Awarded $13Million By Florida Jury

Richard Batchelor had a long career where he worked in a number of environments, but he had no doubt about how he got mesothelioma, because he remembers the asbestos raining down on him and his coworkers. It was when he worked for Florida Power & Light Company at their Turkey Point power plant in the…

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September 11 Anniversary Stirs Mesothelioma Concerns

This past weekend, the nation paused to remember the tragedy of September 11, 2001. Fifteen years ago a group of terrorists boarded commercial airplanes, hijacked them, and flew them into New York’s World Trade Towers, aiming two more for the nation’s capital. Fifteen years later the sight where the towers once stood holds a stunning…

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New Haven, Connecticut Business Accused of Numerous Asbestos Violations

  The tragedy of mesothelioma victims being negligently and callously exposed to asbestos despite the fact that their employers were aware of its dangers seems like a story from the distant past. It’s been almost fifty years since the American public was made aware that asbestos is carcinogenic. Still, if you think that this type…

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