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New treatment tried on mesothelioma patient

Doctors at the Mayo Clinic recently tried a new treatment involving cryotherapy on a patient who been diagnosed with mesothelioma. According to reports, 68-year-old Mary Kuntz was the first patient to undergo the new cryotherapy treatment.

During the procedure, doctors first froze the part of the lung where the tumor is located by applying liquefied nitrogen. Two weeks later, surgeons extracted the tumor. At the moment, doctors are still waiting to see how the new method of treatment will impact the patient’s recovery. Medical professionals believe the cryotherapy may help to preserve the lungs of mesothelioma patients, in addition to being less intensive than traditional treatments. Kuntz is hopeful that her choice to undergo the experimental treatment will improve the chances for mesothelioma patients.

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$650K asbestos settlement reached after death of plaintiff

A settlement of $650,000 was recently awarded to the estate of a former Montana worker months after he died of mesothelioma cancer due to prolonged asbestos exposure.

According to reports, the victim, Lauren DuPuis, was a janitor at the Yellowstone County courthouse since the 1980s. It was there that he was exposed to asbestos and later became “permanently disabled” after developing mesothelioma. DuPuis died in July after filing a civil complain against the County in April.

DuPuis’ civil complaint reached a decision in November, months after he passed away. His lawyers acknowledged the settlement on their client’s behalf, and the money will go to the deceased’s estate. 

Mesothelioma is a rare fatal cancer, the only known cause of which is the inhalation of asbestos dust. Even family member of individuals exposed to this harmful chemical may contract mesothelioma through contact with dust on clothes. If your family has been impacted by asbestos exposure or mesothelioma, get in touch with our attorneys by filling out our contact form and a representative will reach out to you with more information on how we can help. 

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