Mesothelioma Blog

Does Photodynamic Therapy Work on Mesothelioma Patients?

Posted on July 21, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP.

Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a fear that your treatment options may be limited? Unfortunately, while there is no cure for mesothelioma, several treatment options can help people in an attempt to prolong their lives. The different treatment options available depend upon the scope of the disease, or the cell type of the tumor, tumor stage and how much the tumor has progressed prior to detection. Common forms of mesothelioma treatment include: Surgery Chemotherapy Radiation therapy Additionally, there are alternative forms of therapy treatment available to victims of mesothelioma. Some of experimental treatments include gene therapy, immunotherapy and highly integrated adaptive radiotherapy (HI-ART). According to, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are also studying the effects of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. The university recently received a grant for $8 million from the National Cancer Institute to look into the treatment option….
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I Developed Cancer after Being Exposed to Asbestos at Work. Can I File a Lawsuit?

Posted on July 14, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP.

Has your employer exposed you directly to asbestos? Have your family members suffered from secondhand asbestos exposure? You should take action, as this could have a profound effect on your health and the health of your loved ones. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should file a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and make sure your health was not compromised, as exposure can result in mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, including stomach cancer, throat cancer or kidney cancer. In our blogs, we like to discuss asbestos cases making the news nationally, where employees or people in the public are exposed to materials in a careless fashion. Many people who have worked on construction or maintenance projects have been exposed to asbestos due to the number of older buildings that contain the material. This was especially true in the case of several inmates who were allowed…
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Former YMCA Building Owner Charged with Asbestos Violations

Posted on July 7, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP.

According to the Associated Press, the owner of the former YMCA facility in Sioux City, Iowa has been indicted on several charges including asbestos removal violations. The news outlet reported that Larry Wolf has been charged with nine counts of work practice standards violations and one count each of failing to notify state and federal agencies of his intent to do renovation work and making false statements to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. Wolf’s indictment claims that he had insulation containing asbestos removed from pipes inside the former YMCA building, and did not follow proper removal and disposal procedures. He was scheduled to be arraigned last week. Wolf declined to comment about the matter, but said that he did not renovate the building. According to the AP, a court document indicates that Wolf denied removing any asbestos and told investigators he removed only metal pipes that had no insulation attached….
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