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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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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 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.

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New York man rewarded $32 million in asbestos lawsuit

A man was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos during his time spent as a U.S. Navy boiler tender between 1960 and 1977. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and chest cavity.

The man filed a complaint against multiple companies who had supplied parts containing asbestos to the ships he was working on. During his seventeen years with the Navy, the man worked in the boiler room or fire room on seven different ships. The asbestos he was exposed to was found in the lagging pads, baskets and packing from the valves that he was repairing.

The New York County Supreme Court handled the case. As a result of the lawsuit, the man was awarded $32 million in damages for his pain and suffering.

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Department of Defense grants $16mil for mesothelioma studies

For the fourth year in a row, the US Department of Defense has granted funding to  research the causes and treatments of mesothelioma, along with other illnesses such as colorectal, bladder, kidney, and pancreatic cancers.

About a third of mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year occur among veterans. Mesothelioma affects many veterans who served in the Navy, as asbestos was once used as a cheap insulator in ships. Veterans were exposed to asbestos when dismantling or repairing the ships.

The Department of Defense funding has furthered the research in early detection, new therapies, and clinical trials of vaccines for those who suffer from the illness.

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Montana miners receiving nearly $43 million in settlements

Miners in Libby, Mont. are  nearing the end of an asbestos settlement that is close to $43 million. The claims state that health officials did not warn the miners of the toxic material that were in the vermiculite mines.

Hundreds of workers have become ill or been killed after suffering from an asbestos-related disease. The mine owned by W.R. Grace & Co. sickened many over the past decades. Nearly 1,125 victims are involved in a deal that would release the state from liability. The payments are ranging from $21,500 to $60,700.

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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

Survivor at Pearl Harbor dies of mesothelioma

A man from Billings, Montana who fought in Pearl Harbor when he was 19-years-old has now died of mesothelioma.

In December 1941, the teen was the one who sent the message that alerted the rest of the world that Pearl Harbor was under attack. He remembered the morning vividly. He was told by an officer to call in the message and that this was not a drill.

Now, the man had died of mesothelioma, which is a lung cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen and is primarily caused from exposure to asbestos. Many navy veterans were exposed to asbestos when they were younger because it was used commonly then.

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Early diagnosis may increase life expectancy of mesothelioma patients

Professionals in the medical field that focus on treating mesothelioma have been stressing the fact that early diagnosis of mesothelioma can lead to a longer life expectancy because it is beneficial for the treatment of the rare lung cancer to begin before the cancer has spread too far.

The primary and almost exclusive cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. The reason that it is usually diagnosed so late is because there is a long latency period between when the asbestos is inhaled and when mesothelioma develops.

The most common treatment for mesothelioma is chemptherapy and other drugs, but the current life expectancy after the diagnosis is four to 18 months. Even though there is no cure for mesothelioma, an early prognosis can help lengthen the life of a patient.

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Asbestos found at Fordham University

Asbestos has been found at Fordham University, according to the university’s vice president of facilities.

The toxic material was found during a recent renovation project, but it was not completely unexpected because buildings built during the time period that these were, used asbestos frequently. The vice president exclaimed that they are using an “extensive containment system” and that the process will not pose a health risk to students.

Two buildings on campus had asbestos in them and it has been removed from both of them. The asbestos removal was done during the summer and while there were students on campus, officials have said that they have no risk of being exposed. The toxic material is the primary cause of the development of mesothelioma, a rare form of lung cancer.

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