Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

It is National Asbestos Awareness Week

Posted on April 1, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

In March, the U.S. Senate adopted a resolution designating the first week of April as National Asbestos Awareness Week. This is the 11th time the Senate has done this. As a part of the resolution, the US Surgeon General’s Office has been asked to warn and educate people about the health dangers associated with asbestos exposure. We appreciate this measure. We have worked with mesothelioma victims and families who have been greatly impacted by dangerous asbestos exposure. Can I File a Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit? Unfortunately, mesothelioma is directly related to asbestos exposure. A list of manufacturers who made asbestos-containing products and when those products were used is available here. Families of victims can hold companies liable if their loved ones died due to asbestos exposure. In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos exposure has been linked to colon cancer, stomach cancer, throat cancer and kidney cancer. Our lawyers have the ability to investigate a person’s work history…
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Could Adcetris Slow Mesothelioma Cell Growth?

Posted on March 15, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Recently, researchers discovered that the drug Adcetris, which is used to treat Hodgkin’s disease, might slow mesothelioma cell growth. The researchers were reportedly studying a protein called CD30, which is found is a small percentage of mesothelima cell lines, when they found that Adcetris slowed the growth of mesothelioma cells that contained the protein. The lead researcher, at Case Western Reserve University, who is working with the drug, said that it is “very, very active against these cells, and not active against the cells that did not express CD30.” To read a study by the American Association for Cancer Research about the research, you can click here. Can I File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit? Unfortunately, many people have been exposed to asbestos, which is directly linked to mesothelioma, on job sites. A list of manufacturers who made asbestos-containing products and when those products were used is available here. Families of victims can…
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Mesothelioma Victim Celebrates Nine-Year Survival Mark

Posted on February 9, 2015 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

A mesothelioma survivor from Minnesota recently celebrated the ninth anniversary of the day she underwent a radical surgery to save her life by throwing a party. According to the Star Tribune, more than 100 guests attended Heather Von St. James’ party. She was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2005, and underwent surgery on February 2, 2006 that removed her left lung, the lining around her heart, half her diaphragm, her sixth rib and a few lymph nodes. After the surgery, she had to endure 12 weeks of chemotherapy. The party was part of her LungLeavin’ Day that she likes to celebrate every year. “I’m very, very blessed,” Von St. James, 46, said, according to the Star Tribune. “Just to have all these people come together and celebrate with us blows my mind.” According to her surgeon, Von St. James has every reason to celebrate the day. She is a rare survivor….
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