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Could an Innovative Mesothelioma Treatment Improve Survival Rates?

Our Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Cutting-Edge Treatments Doctors in Toronto are trailblazing a new method to treat some types of mesothelioma, which may offer hope to those suffering from the life-threatening cancer. Because mesothelioma appears many years after the asbestos exposure occurs, individuals will likely continue to be diagnosed with the disease for many decades to come. This drives researchers to find groundbreaking ways of fighting the condition, and this new treatment may be the most effective method for treating mesothelioma available to date. Is There a New Mesothelioma Treatment? Physicians made a simple adjustment to conventional mesothelioma treatment by giving patients radiation before surgery rather than afterwards. They call the technique “Surgery for Mesothelioma After Radiation Therapy,” or SMART. This unconventional approach may have already saved the lives of many mesothelioma victims. Much of the treatment centers on acting quickly. Typically, patients have to wait several months for intervention, but…
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Decades After Asbestos Regulations, Mesothelioma Still A Massive Health Problem

A Mesothelioma Lawyer Discusses According to the Mesothelioma Center, the peak of asbestos use in America occurred in 1973, around the same time that the Environmental Protection Agency began limiting the fiber’s implementation. Despite decades of use, it wasn’t until the mid-1970s that asbestos’ link to mesothelioma was recognized. By that point, hundreds of thousands of industrial workers had begun to suffer from the effects of prolonged exposure to asbestos. The Ongoing Effects of Asbestos Exposure Asbestos has not been used in buildings for some three decades, but a recent report by the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Program indicates that close to 3,000 new mesothelioma cases occur every year. However, the report notes that this has been the diagnosis rate for the past thirty years. This report was corroborated by the Centers for Disease Control, confirming that asbestos-related medical conditions are still very much a problem across the…
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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure Remain Threats in Developed Countries

Scientists are well aware of the health risks that asbestos poses by now. They have demonstrated a clear link between asbestos exposure and the three major diseases associated with exposure: asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. 60 countries have banned the use of asbestos at all. In the United States, where there is no complete ban on asbestos, 10,000 people die each year from asbestos-caused diseases. An asbestos attorney may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries and suffering if asbestos exposure has harmed you. Where You Can Find Asbestos Today Despite bans in many developed countries, companies continue to use asbestos. In the United States, for instance, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) permits consumer products to contain trace amounts of asbestos. The EPA allows trace amounts of asbestos fibers in drinking water and workplace air. Other products where consumers might find asbestos include: Roof coatings Flooring felt Disc brake…
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Justice in California

Due to tort reform in Texas, many law firms have moved to California. The following case is not a CDK case, however it is interesting to note. In Texas, this case would have to overcome a Borg-Warner Motion for Summary Judgment. In Ivance v. Rich-Tex., Inc., Cal., San Francisco Co. Super., Cause No. 419435, March 14, 2007, Plaintiffs brought a cause of action on behalf of their father who had been a drywall taper during a portion of his working career from 1963 to 1977. Plaintiffs case is a joint compound, unreasonably dangerous product as well as a wrongful death cause of action. The Plaintiff, Mr. Ivance, died from respiratory failure at 74 years of age, and a pathology report revealed the presence of severe asbestos-related pleural disease and emphysema. The California jury found for the Plaintiffs and awarded damages. IF YOU OR SOMEONE CLOSE TO YOU WORKED WITH OR…
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Is the Navy Responsible for Exposing Military Personnel to Asbestos?

In the midst of the 20th century, the U.S. Navy saw asbestos as a cheap and effective way to insulate and fireproof the ships that would soon see action in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. Asbestos was installed in ships, aircraft and facilities until the mid 1970s, long after the harmful effects of the fibers had been discovered. Navy veterans from several decades are still struggling with the harmful effects of asbestos exposure, including mesothelioma, lung cancer and throat cancer. An Asbestos Lawyer Explains If you think you’ve sustained an injury or illness because of your service on a Navy ship, you should consider speaking to an asbestos attorney about your rights and options for legal action. Dangerous Asbestos on Ships The Mesothelioma Center estimates that U.S. navy service members were exposed to much more asbestos than any personnel in any other military branch. This…
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Asbestos Exposure Linked to Numerous Types of Cancer

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring minerals that has been used in products such as roofing materials, patching and spackling compound, brake pads and lining, cements, toasters and other heat-related household items, floor tiles, and furnaces and furnace doors. People exposed to asbestos either directly or indirectly possess an increased risk of several types of cancer. Mesothelioma According to the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, most instances of mesothelioma are related to asbestos exposure. When asbestos-containing dust is inhaled, the asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lining surrounding the body’s organs, the mesothelium, increasing one’s risk of developing mesothelioma, also known as asbestos cancer. Initial symptoms may include chest pain, violent coughing and fatigue. If you have been exposed to asbestos, undergoing regular screenings to identify mesothelioma is important, as early detection can improve one’s prognosis. An aggressive mesothelioma lawyer can help asbestos victimsdiagnosed with mesothelioma…
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