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Malignant pleural mesothelioma treatment option discovered in Vienna

Researchers in Vienna have discovered another option for treating malignant pleural mesothelioma, an article of News Medical reported on October 24.

According to reports, the rare type of cancer could be treated with the chemotherapy drug trabectedin. Researchers from Vienna General Hospital and the Comprehensive Cancer Center of MedUni Vienna found evidence of trabectedin’s effectiveness using an animal model and cell culture. There are approximately 90 malignant pleural mesothelioma cases in Austria every year, and many more will continue to suffer from the disease. The findings of the researchers were published in the journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Asbestos exposure is often linked to malignant pleural mesothelioma and it is usually fatal in nature. Though there are treatment options available, they are often expensive, but an attorney can work for you to help you earn compensation for the costs. Learn more about your options from an asbestos legal counsel today by filling out the contact form on this page.

Mesothelioma victim’s family awarded nearly $3 million in asbestos suit

A jury in Delaware has recently awarded the family of a mesothelioma victim $2.86 million after their loved one died as a result of exposure to asbestos fibers.

According to the lawsuit, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma in August 2010 when he was 62 years old. He passed away the following February.

Prior to his death, the man had worked at Crane Plumbing Fixtures Factory for nearly 4 decades, where he was often required to use talc powder that was contaminated with asbestos. The lawsuit alleged that the label on the talc powder did not sufficiently warn its users of the risks associated with asbestos exposure.

Expert testimony at the trial linked the man’s asbestos exposure to the talc powder, and the jury sided with his surviving family members. The amount awarded to the victim’s family is the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant in Delaware in over ten years.

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Asbestos bill to be heard in Louisiana Senate Committee

A bill is currently in the Louisiana Senate Committee will change the way the discovery process in asbestos cases is handled.

The House Bill 477  is an asbestos bankruptcy bill that will require plaintiffs in asbestos cases to give a full list of defendants during the discovery process of the bill.

Those who are in favor of the bill have stated that this will prevent people from being able to receive multiple settlements for the injuries. A problem arises in the distinction between asbestos lawsuits of claims against bankruptcy trusts that occurred as companies went out of business due to liquidation to pay for asbestos-related suits.

If you have been exposed to the toxic material and developed an asbestos-related cancer, contact us today.

Dept. of Energy restricts using heavy equipment when removing asbestos

The Department of Energy has stated that safeguards have been put into place in order to prevent asbestos from being inhaled in the lungs by workers in the removal process.

An agreement was recently signed after the inspector general of the Environmental Protection Agency stated that the removal process at a Hanford building and elsewhere may be threatening the health and safety of the workers involved.

Workers used to removed asbestos by hand before heavy equipment, such as an excavator began to be used. The asbestos was mainly in the panels and bolted into the walls.

It is now thought that a mechanical demolition may cause the siding to crumble, thus making the asbestos particles very fine. Once they are fine and disturbed, they can be breathed into the lung. If asbestos is breathed into the lung, it may cause serious lung conditions such as mesothelioma and asbestosis.

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New approaches sought to treat mesothelioma

Asbestos is a material that was used in many buildings prior to the 1970s when it was found that the material is a carcinogen if disturbed. The particles can be lodged into the lungs once inhaled and later form into lung cancer, such as mesothelioma.

Today, people may be exposed to asbestos when older buildings are remodeled or demolished and the material is not disposed of properly.

Recently, there has been an increased number of mesothelioma cases in Minnesota due to taconite mining in the region. Experts from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic are now trying to use a new approach to treating the  disease by incorporating a viral agent. This agent is the measles virus that will be used to carry a toxin that is safe for patients, but will harm the cancer cells.

For a detailed description on the approaches and to read the full article, visit the Discovery Edge May Clinic today.

Civil lawsuit filed against company for improperly handling asbestos

A Philadelphia contractor has now been sued by the U.S. Department of Environmental Protection after they illegally removed asbestos from a building and violated guidelines put in place by the department to remove the known carcinogen safely.

According to the civil lawsuit, Lovett Contracting removed 3,000 feet of asbestos insulation from piping that was above the grounds of a building that was to be demolished in early 2007. The contractor did not tell the EPA of this removal process.

The company broke the law by failing to wet the asbestos insulation and put it into containers that would not leak. This is done in order to stop as much air pollution as possible. The company did not even have the building inspected for asbestos. The company faces six asbestos-related charges.

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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.

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Woman files asbestos lawsuit against Chevron on behalf of husband

A woman whose husband died of an asbestos-related disease, has  now filed a lawsuit against Chevron USA and Texaco.

The widow, along with her four children, filed the suit on Nov. 10 and states that their family member was exposed to asbestos fibers while working with Texaco in Port Authur.

The suit continues to state that the man developed pulmonary asbestosis and died in March 2010. The plaintiffs claim that the defendants knew of the dangers associated with asbestos and continued to allow their employees to work with them.

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Developer sued for violating asbestos removal laws

A developer must  now pay $100,000 for allegedly violating the laws put in place by the Environmental Protection Agency when removing asbestos.

The incident occurred as the developer worked on a renovation and converted the former Union Products plastics into retail space. The project was shut down in 2009 after investigators noticed that the correct precautions were not put into place in order to prevent dangerous asbestos fibers from becoming airborne.

Asbestos particles are the primary cause of a rare cancer, mesothelioma. Workers illegally removed asbestos fibers from pipes that were covered with it. After the project was stopped, the attorney general filed a lawsuit against the developer.

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How does Mesothelioma occur?

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects a part of the lung called the mesothelium, a thin layer that protects the lung.

At this time, there is no cure to mesothelioma and it does not usually respond to standard cancer treatments. Clinical trials are underway at this time and have resulted in several cases of victims reaching remission.

The primary cause of mesothelioma is breathing in asbestos particles. Symptoms of this cancer do not usually show up until at least 20 years after a person is exposed to the toxic material. Symptoms can even remain dormant for up to 50 years.

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