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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.

If you are suffering from the very serious condition known as mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos, contact our legal team by filling out the form at the top of this page to discuss your legal options with our attorneys today.

Treatment of mesothelioma

People who have been diagnosed with any asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma will likely need to undergo some combination of the various treatments available to help improve their condition. Unfortunately, these treatments can be very expensive and involved, making the need for financial compensation imperative for families of loved ones whose conditions are caused by negligent exposure to this dangerous building material.

Because mesothelioma is a very serious diagnosis, patients should look for a highly-skilled doctor when seeking treatment for the cancer. Traditionally, mesothelioma patients are treated with some combination of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation treatment in an effort to remove, eradicate, or suppress the tumors in the lungs. These treatments are invasive and can take a heavy toll on patients, both physically and financially. Additionally, expensive medications are often prescribed in order to treat side effects of the condition. Even with these advanced treatments and excellent hospital care, many patients do not survive mesothelioma, and their families are left to deal with overwhelming medical, hospice, and funeral payments.

When negligent employers allow their employees to be exposed to asbestos in the air or workplace, they should be held financially accountable for all of the costs associated with the condition. To learn how our attorneys can help you pursue this type of claim, fill out the contact form and a representative will reach out to you as soon as possible.

Buckingham palace may have asbestos issue

A report has recently been released that shows that there is an asbestos issue at Buckingham palace.

According to officials, asbestos was found in multiple areas including  the ducts underneath the floor in the south wing and this removal project is underway. The estimated cost for this is one million pounds.

It has been stated that the entire removal project will take nearly 20 years. The oldest area of the palace were built in the 1700s, but some areas were replaced after a World War II bomb destroyed parts. This was before asbestos was a known carcinogen.

Asbestos is the primary cause of certain aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma, contact us if you have been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more.

City awarded grant to remove asbestos from 20 structures

The City of Mt. Pleasant has recently been awarded a grant of nearly $200,000 to cleanup asbestos from nearly 20 building structures. The grant comes from the Environmental Protection Agency and will focus mainly on the Mt. Pleasant Center.

The Mt. Pleasant Center spans across nearly 300 acres and contains 21 different structures, many of which have been closed because of the asbestos contamination.

Tunnels, a road network and a power plant are also a part of the center. The city does not know what they will use when it reopens. Residents will help decide and the city commission will make a final vote later this year.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to the development of a rare and aggressive cancer called Mesothelioma, contact the asbestos help center if this has happened to you or a family member.

Seventy-three companies named in asbestos suit

Seventy-three companies have been named in an asbestos lawsuit after a man claims that he developed mesothelioma after working as an insulator throughout his career and being exposed to asbestos or asbestos-laden materials.

According to the lawsuit, the man claims that the defendants negligence caused him to develop mesothelioma. The lawsuit was filed in January and the family is looking to collect damages at this time.

The company stated that the defendants were negligent for having contaminated buildings, conspiracy, intentional tort, misrepresentation, and strict liability.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more, contact us or visit our site for helpful articles and information at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos found during renovation project at New York fire station

Asbestos was found at a New York fire station while it was undergoing a renovation project when an air quality test was done on the building.

The firefighters at the fire station No. 3 in Lackwanna, New York ordered the test to be done when a large amount of dust was found. Firefighters then received a note that they should avoid the second floor of the fire station because a lab report on the dust found signs of asbestos.

Officials then determined that just avoiding the floor would not be enough and the station was vacated so that the asbestos can be removed properly. Asbestos particles are the primary cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer that develops after asbestos particles are inhaled and lodged in the lung.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and have developed mesothelioma as a result, contact us for more information or visit our web site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

Actor Harold Hopkins dies of mesothelioma cancer

Actor Harold Hopkins has died after battling mesothelioma, an aggressive lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos particles. He was 67.

According to Hopkins’ family, the man was exposed to asbestos at his first job out of high school when he was a carpenter in Queensland.

Hopkins had major roles in movies such as Gallipoli, The Club and Don’s Party. He appeared in 16 movies total and also in an Australian television show. The man is survived by six siblings, one his twin brother.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma as a result. Contact us for more information on the disease or  learn more about the toxic fibers by visiting our website today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Twelve Nevada charter schools must undergo asbestos inspection

Twelve charter schools in Nevada now must undergo asbestos inspections in order to comply with federal environmental laws.

Seven schools are in Washoe County and five of them were in Clark County and according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, two of them had asbestos particles in them.

All of the schools that had asbestos in them are required to have management plans for handling the asbestos and they must conduct regular inspections. When asbestos particles are disturbed, they become airborne and can lodge into a person’s lungs and lead to lung cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to this material and would like to learn more about it, contact us or visit our web site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today in order to answer any questions that you may have.

Landlord cited after asbestos violations

A landlord is facing charges after he allegedly hired homeless workers to help tear down a Lake Avenue home that was contaminated with asbestos.

It has also been said in the case that the man not only handled asbestos tile the wrong way,  but he reused some of the tiles in another project. The man owns 13 properties in the area.

The owner allegedly did this in order to avoid paying a $200,000 bill to take down the asbestos legally. He is currently charged with two felony counts of intentionally handling toxic materials and numerous counts of air pollution without permits.

Asbestos violations are very serious because the inhalation of asbestos particles are primary cause of mesothlelioma, a rare form of lung cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos and would like to learn more, contact us or visit our site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos lawsuit filed against 138 companies

A Colorado Springs man has filed an asbestos lawsuit against 138 companies that he claims are responsible for him developing mesothelioma.

The man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in March and filed his complaint in September. Because the man never smoked, he claims that this rare lung cancer was caused from his career between the years 1954 and 1979.

During his career, he worked as an electrician and a laborer where he was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products. He claims that the defendants should have warned him of the dangers associated with the toxic material.

If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of being exposed to asbestos and you have questions about the material or its link to rare lung cancers, contact us or visit our site today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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