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September 14, 2018

Negligent Asbestos Removal Can Lead to Legal Compensation for Employees Who May Be Exposed to Asbestos

A Florida developer was recently sentenced on a misdemeanor count of negligent asbestos removal, which also happened to place the developer's employees at risk of harm from the known cancer-causing mineral. When asbestos needs to be removed, there is a…
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Mesothelioma News
September 14, 2018

Fourteen-Year-Old Girl Becomes One of Youngest People to Be Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Regular readers of our blog may already know the basic facts regarding mesothelioma. One of the most important facts to keep in mind is that the disease has an unusually long latency period. This phrase is simply medical terminology for…
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Mesothelioma News
September 14, 2018

In Remembering the Lives Lost on 9/11, We Cannot Forget Those Who Have Passed Away From Mesothelioma

For those who are old enough to remember where they were the morning on 9/11, those horrifying and shocking images will never be fully erased. This is especially so for those living in the city as the towers collapsed, especially…
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Mesothelioma News
September 14, 2018

Troubling Reminder That 1 in 3 American Schools Contain the Potential Harms of Asbestos

Asbestos exposure and the disease it is primarily known for causing, mesothelioma, typically afflict older Americans. This is true for a number of reasons. First, asbestos was widely used in the 20th century until it was, eventually, heavily regulated in the…
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September 14, 2018

Prince William Asbestos Scare a Reminder of the Mesothelioma Toll Inflicted on U.S. Veterans

For "royal watchers", it is a well-known fact that Prince William served in the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a search and rescue pilot. This fact regarding his previous years of military service was thrust into the spotlight once again…
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Mesothelioma News
September 1, 2018

Asbestos Found in Michigan High School a Reminder of the Asbestos Concern in U.S. Schools

In August of 2018, classes did not take place in a section of a Michigan high school where asbestos was discovered. The concerns stemmed from floor tile that contained asbestos, which was only discovered after a contractor sanded the tiles…
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Mesothelioma News
September 1, 2018

Non-Asbestos Risk Factors Linked to Mesothelioma Cancer

The vast majority of mesothelioma cases are diagnosed based on a link that establishes a connection between the diagnosis and exposure to asbestos. However, even though approximately 90% of mesothelioma cases are linked to asbestos, there are other less common risk…
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Mesothelioma News
September 1, 2018

Leading Mesothelioma Specialist Passes Away After Decades of Advancement

After nearly thirty years of serving as a world leader in the treatment of pleural mesothelioma, thoracic surgeon and mesothelioma specialist Dr. David Sugarbaker passed away in August of 2018. Tributes and fond memories swiftly poured in from the mesothelioma…
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Mesothelioma News
September 1, 2018

Could Muscle Loss Predict Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival?

According to new research, it appears that losing muscle as a result of aging may actually be a predictive component for ascertaining peritoneal mesothelioma survival post-surgery. These findings come by way of research conducted by a team at the Lyon-Sud Hospital…
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Mesothelioma News
September 1, 2018

5 States with the Most Asbestos-Related Deaths

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is essential to understand that the disease was likely caused by asbestos exposure. There are other possibilities that may explain a mesothelioma diagnosis, but overwhelmingly, the primary known cause…
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Mesothelioma News
August 28, 2018

As EPA Opens Door for New Asbestos Uses, a Reminder That No Amount of Asbestos Exposure Is Provably Safe

In a past blog post, The Ledger Law Firm highlighted recent news that the EPA proposed a Significant New Use Rule (SNUR) that, theoretically, can pave the way forward for new asbestos uses. It remains to be seen what new…
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Mesothelioma News
August 28, 2018

Popular Brand of Crayons Test Positive for Asbestos

Due to the fact that asbestos exposure can take decades to turn into asbestos, mesothelioma is rightly perceived as a form of cancer that typically affects older populations. However, many, if not most, mesothelioma victims are exposed to asbestos for…
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