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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 orĀ  learn more about the toxic fibers by visiting our website today at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Asbestos found at Boy Scout camp

Asbestos has been found and removed at a summer camp for Boy Scouts in Eden Mills.

Samples taken in 2009 found that asbestos material was found in the buildings at Mt. Norris Boy Scout Reservation. Crews from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have been working to remove the contamination in time for the boys to return to the camp.

The EPA has cleaned all of the 58 buildings using negative air machines and specialized vacuums. Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive lung cancer.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and you would like to learn more about the health hazards associated with the disease, contact us or visit our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Women files asbestos suit after death of brother

A West Virginia woman has filed a mesothelioma suit against 65 companies after the death of her brother from mesothelioma.

The woman is claiming that her brother’s death was caused by working with asbestos-laden products that were made or used by the defendant companies. Her brother was diagnosed with mesothelioma on February 22 and died on March 5. He worked for Amco Steel from 1965 to 1986 as a rigger.

Exposure to asbestos is the primary cause of mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer. The disease can lay dormant for up to 50 years before an indidvidual begins to feel symptoms.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that takes the lives of 3,000 Americans a year. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim.

Railroad worker files asbestos exposure suit

A former Illinois railroad worker sues the Central Railroad Company, claiming he was diagnosed with asbestos-related disease because of his work for the railroad.

The man worked for the railroad company from 1952 to 1995 as a fireman and an engineer. While working at the railroads, shops and roundhouses the man was exposed to asbestos fibers or dust. The man was then diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease and claims to suffer great pain and mental anguish. He also fears that he will contract mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer that is associated with asbestos exposure.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, contact us or visit us at our site http://www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Virus Therapy Proves Hopeful

A new type of virus therapy is being explored which could help cancer patients who would otherwise be undergoing chemotherapy treatment. In this new form of virus therapy, a virus would be used to strategically attack only cancerous cells, leaving the healthy cells untouched. This is in stark contrast to chemotherapy treatment, in which healthy and cancerous cells are attacked indiscriminately.

This treatment would be even more effective if the virus could be harnessed to express the anti-viral protein interferon-beta.

If you’d like more information about the effects of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Veterans at Heightened Asbestos Risk

The US Department of Veterans Affairs announced recently that hundreds of thousands of the men and women who have served their country in the armed forces have come into contact with asbestos during their careers. Approximately 30% of the thousands of Americans diagnosed with mesothelioma are veterans.

Mesothelioma is a particularly virulent and deadly form of cancer, linked to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos was used as a fire retardant for decades in several industries, including the military. Over 300 products containing asbestos were regularly used in the US armed forces from the 1930s until the 1970s.

If you would like to know more about the dangers of asbestos exposure, contact us or visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

Woman's $20M Mesothelioma Verdict Upheld

A California appellate court upheld a $20 million verdict in the case of a woman who developed mesothelioma cancer as a result of exposure to a joint compound produced by Georgia Pacific. Mesothelioma is a virulent form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure.

According to the case, Georgia Pacific was aware that asbestos was dangerous, but continued to used it in the construction of the joint compound. The woman came into contact with the product during the thirty years she spend remodeling homes with her husband. Unfortunately, soon after she was diagnosed with the disease, her husband had a stroke. The woman’s chemotherapy treatment made caring for her husband difficult.

If you would like more information about mesothelioma and its causes, you can contact us or visit us at www.mesothelioma-asbestoshelp.org.

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