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MDH study discloses new cases of miners afflicted with mesothelioma

An ongoing study by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) revealed that there are at least 21 new cases of miners who developed mesothelioma from their workplace, Fox 21 reported on February 17.

A total of 101 out of 69,000 iron miners employed during the 1930s and 1982 reportedly were identified to have mesothelioma cancer since the study was conducted prior to 2000. In earlier days, mining facilities often utilized commercial asbestos for insulation purposes and its removal is still ongoing. Minnesota Commissioner of Health’s Dr. Ed Ehlinger stated that they expect to see mesothelioma cases grow because individuals may notice signs of the cancer 4 or 5 decades after the time they were exposed to asbestos minerals.

Mesothelioma cancer caused by asbestos exposure is a fatal condition. If you believe you developed mesothelioma from your workplace after inhaling asbestos fibers, enlisting a lawyer could help you get financial assistance you need for medications. Find out how a lawyer may help you today by filling out the contact form on the top of this page.

Janelle Bedel succumbs to mesothelioma

Thirty-seven-year-old Rushville, Indiana resident Janelle Bedel, dubbed “Wonder Woman” by the community and her friends and family, died on June 19 after a six-year struggle against mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that affects the internal organs, including the lungs and the heart.

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization recognized her “commitment to education, advocacy, and support to patients and families around the world” with the 2014 Alan Reinstein Award and commended her for her national campaign efforts to raise awareness and push for research funds for mesothelioma. She also pushed for the U.S. to ban the use of asbestos, a toxic material used in several industries including construction, shipbuilding, metalworking, mining, among others, that is purported to cause mesothelioma

Her cause also earned her accolades from Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly.

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.

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.

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.

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

The different types of mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that primarily affects the lining of the lung, but can also affect other organs. Mesothelioma is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos particles which occurs when asbestos is disturbed and becomes airborne.

There are approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Because the disease has a long latency period, the average age of  mesothelioma patient is 62 and the life expectancy is generally less than a year.

The three types include Pleural, Peritoneal, Pericardial mesothelioma. The most common form of the cancer is Pleural and occurs when the cancer develops in the lining of the lung. Nearly 75 percent of the cases are this form.

Peritoneal accounts for nearly 20 percent of the cases and occurs when the cancer develops in the lining of the abdominal cavity. The last is Pericardial mesothelioma and it is very rare. It accounts for only 5 percent of cases and occurs when cancer develops in the lining of the heart.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and you would like to learn more about this disease, contact us with any questions or visit our website today http://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.

Movie to be made about Mesothelioma patient Steve McQueen

A new movie is scheduled to made about Mesothelioma cancer victim, Steve McQueen. It has just been announced that Jeremy Renner, an exciting actor in this generation, will play him.

The legendary actor, Steve McQueen, died at age 50 of mesothelioma cancer. He once said in an interview that he was diagnosed with this due to his exposure to asbestos.

He stated that he wore suits aligned with asbestos and stripped asbestos from poles when he was a Marine. After he was diagnosed, he sought out an experimental surgery in Mexico, but was deemed to weak for it.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us or visit us at our site at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org today.

Lufkin couple names 37 defendants in lawsuit

A couple from Lufkin, Texas has named 37 companies in an asbestos lawsuit claiming that the companies caused him to develop lung cancer.

In December 2010, the man was diagnosed with mesothelioma and the complaint was filed in March 22. He claims to have smoked a pipe from 1954 to 1962 and cigars from 1968 to 1995.

The plaintiffs claim that the defendants were negligent by having contaminated buildings, intentional tort, strict liability, and breach of implied and expressed warranty. A few of the defendants include 3M Company Inc., Ford Motor Company, and General Electric Company.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos, contact us for more information or visit our web site today at http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Fort Wayne city building receives grant to remove asbestos

The Fort Wayne City-County Building has received $500,000 in order to remove the harmful material, asbestos, from the building.

The County Council in Allen granted the money from an income tax fund and they will wait until March 10 to decide if they will be granting another $500,000 from the county’s fund.

The asbestos must be removed before a $4 million renovation project will be done in the area. The renovation includes making space for a county police department. Many elected officials feel that the asbestos removal should have been considered before approving the renovation plan.

Exposure to asbestos has been linked to the development of lung cancers such as mesothelioma. If you have been exposed to the material and you would like to learn more about it, contact us today or visit our website at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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