Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Mesothelioma: Drug Combination Study Shows Positive Signs for Patients

Posted on November 10, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Whenever we hear about advancements in mesothelioma care, we like to share them with our readers, as survival rates are unfortunately bleak for victims. Recently, SurvivingMesothelioma.com reported that doctors in Turkey, a hotspot for mesothelioma cases, said that they are having success slowing the progression of mesothelioma in patients who take a combination of oral cyclophosphamide and etoposide, a mixture the doctors refer to as ‘EE’. The website reported that more than 54 percent of patients who received the EE treatment in the study experienced stabilization within their disease, meaning the tumors stopped growing for a period. Additionally, in four cases, tumors actually began to shrink. It should be noted that cyclophosphamide is a chemotherapy drug, commonly used to fight lymphoma, leukemia, and some forms of brain cancer. SurvivingMesothelioma.com reported that it is used to eliminate “certain immunosuppressive T-cells.” Meanwhile, the website reported that etoposide is a drug derived from…
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Where is Asbestos Found in Homes?

Posted on November 3, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Did you know that asbestos could be found in multiple objects in your home and different areas of your property?  In Australia, the country has an Asbestos Awareness Day, where citizens discus the risks associated with asbestos exposure. As part of the campaign to raise awareness, the country’s government released an infographic detailing where asbestos can be found in the home. These places include: Gutters Drainpipes Fencing Roofing Ridge capping Flooring Moldings Fireplaces Buried carpeting Internal walls Ceilings These are just a few places where asbestos can be found. To look at the infographic, you can click here. Can I File an Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit? Remember, asbestos exposure has been directly linked to mesothelioma. If you are worried that you have been exposed to harmful materials at home, you can visit our asbestos-containing products page. We hold manufacturers, municipalities and businesses liable for horrific cancer diagnoses caused by asbestos exposure….
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Were Winemakers Exposed to Asbestos?

Posted on October 27, 2014 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

There is evidence that a man in Italy may have been exposed to asbestos after he treated wine for impurities using a filter made up of minerals for several decades. According to the website surivingmesothelionma.com, the man reportedly developed malignant pleural mesothelioma after his exposure. The man reportedly worked as a winemaker for an Italian company from 1960 to 1988. Researchers have reportedly recorded eight cases of mesothelioma in Italy, where patients spent at least a part of their life in the winemaking business. As this case shows, any level of asbestos exposure can have negative consequences. How Can I File an Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit? You can visit our asbestos-containing products page if you are worried that you may have been exposed to materials. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us today for a free consultation. We can review your work history. Keep in mind, asbestos is a…
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