Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Attorneys

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $72 Million after Linking Death from Ovarian Cancer to Baby Powder

Posted on May 9, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Most of us will have encountered talcum powder at some point in our lives. It’s a common household product that is used by millions. Many women use the product as a hygiene product and many moms find it indispensable for use on their babies. Johnson & Johnson’s baby Powder is perhaps the most recognizable brand of talcum powder on the market, having become a household name decades ago.  This product was in the spotlight recently when a Missouri jury awarded $72 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox, whose death from ovarian cancer had been linked by experts to her long-term use of talcum powder. It is the first verdict of its kind. The verdict consisted of $10 million to the family of Jacqueline Fox and $62 million in punitive damages. With thousands of still-pending lawsuits awaiting Johnson & Johnson, things could soon get a lot worse for the New…
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Lung Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure

Posted on March 31, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

Lung cancer is one of America’s biggest killers. With tens of thousands of death each year attributed to lung cancer, and thousands more diagnoses of the disease made each year, it’s safe to say that it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer out there. There are various causes of lung cancer, with asbestos exposure being a prime culprit.  Asbestos-induced lung cancer usually develops through prolonged exposure to the mineral asbestos.  It is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The History of Lung Cancer and Asbestos Asbestos is naturally occurring mineral that has been used in various industries for centuries. Because slaves often mined asbestos in Roman times, the Romans referred to asbestos-related lung problems as “slaves’ disease.” Beginning in the 1930s, American industry became acutely aware of the dangers of asbestos lung cancer.  Studies quickly confirmed what researchers had theorized, with the many independent research papers confirming…
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Mesothelioma – Your Right to Make a Second Claim

Posted on March 2, 2016 by Cappolino Dodd Krebs LLP

What is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops around the tissue on the surface of the lungs or abdomen, creating a cancer of the mesothelium cells in the body. These particular cells are present on the exterior surface of the majority of internal organs. Most cases of mesothelioma are found in the chest, affecting the lining of the lungs, and is called pleural mesothelioma. The second most common form is known as peritoneal mesothelioma and this affects the abdominal cavity. An even rarer form of the disease can affect the heart too, and is known as pericardial mesothelioma. Malignant mesothelioma is a very serious and aggressive form of cancer, and is the worst asbestos- related illness. Regular exposure to asbestos is the leading cause, and can take 20-50 years to develop after exposure. Mesothelioma has no known cure and the outlook can be bleak for those diagnosed….
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