Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Has Garlock Revised its Bankruptcy Deal for Asbestos Claims?

Posted on January 12, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Sadly, it is not uncommon for companies to file for bankruptcy in an attempt to avoid mesothelioma litigation. However, when this occurs, a victim should still speak to an attorney, as many bankruptcy courts force manufacturers to set aside money for the cost of future settlements and verdicts. Updating a blog post we brought you last fall, EnPro Industries and a bankrupt subsidiary, Garlock Sealing Technologies, has reached a deal to set aside $357.5 million to cover asbestos related claims, according to Reuters. EnPro and Garlock, which filed for bankruptcy in 2010, made asbestos lined auto parts. The agreement could be approved by a court in the next 15 to 24 months, as part of a reorganization plan through the bankruptcy case. Previously, a judge sitting over the bankruptcy case denied a settlement for future claims, as there was debate over how much should be set aside. Some injury attorneys said…
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Have Radiation Improvements Extended the Lives of Mesothelioma Victims?

Posted on December 29, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Have improvements in radiation therapy helped extend the lives of mesothelioma victims?  According to one study, this may be the case. Researchers from the MD Anderson and at Princeton Radiation Oncology cancer treatment center in New Jersey have discovered that victims receiving basic radiation therapy following lung-sparing pleurectomy/decortication surgery live nearly twice as long as victims undergoing aggressive extrapleural pneumonectomy. According to asbestos.com, the findings suggest that this is the reason why there have been trends towards more people undergoing P/D and away from EPP. The website suggested that new radiation techniques including Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) are helping people live longer. “This would seem to continue the shift toward the less aggressive surgery,” Daniel Gomez, M.D., assistant professor in the Radiation Oncology Department, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas, said, according to Asbestos.com. “The goal is to kill the disease and allow patients to still have high-quality lives.” Can I…
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Happy Holidays from Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP!

Posted on December 25, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

The personal injury attorneys at Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP would like to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Remember to stay safe, and avoid drinking and driving. Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP – Mesothelioma Attorneys