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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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Mesothelioma News
August 28, 2018

Take-Home Asbestos Exposure in California

Asbestos exposure is known to cause mesothelioma and other asbestos-related fatal diseases for individuals who are exposed to the harms of asbestos. Since these exposures have most often occurred in the workplace, it can be easy to forget that these workers…
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Mesothelioma News
August 28, 2018

California Talcum Powder Lawsuit Sixth Mesothelioma Trial Against Johnson & Johnson

A recent California mesothelioma case involving Johnson & Johnson is the sixth mesothelioma trial against the company's talcum powder products. Most of the lawsuits against Johnson & Johnson claimed that the company's talc-based powder products caused either ovarian cancer or mesothelioma cancer.…
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Mesothelioma News
August 28, 2018

Johnson & Johnson Plans Appeal for Affirmed $4.69 Billion Talcum Powder Verdict

In recent months, Johnson & Johnson has been sued by thousands of women who were diagnosed with ovarian cancer. These women argue that Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products caused ovarian cancer, and, increasingly, juries have been persuaded by these…
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Mesothelioma News
August 21, 2018

Researchers Appear to Inch Closer to an Earlier Diagnosis for Mesothelioma

As mesothelioma patients know all too well, the disease is infamous for its difficulty to diagnose in the early stages of the disease. Indeed, receiving a stage 1 mesothelioma diagnosis is almost always based on luck. Mesothelioma symptoms are rare at…
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Mesothelioma News
August 17, 2018

Illinois Judge Allows Asbestos Conspiracy Claim to Move Forward in What Could Be an Influential Case for Mesothelioma Victims

The notion that certain companies involved in the manufacturing or mining of asbestos might suppress information about the harms of asbestos is not a new one. In fact, such stories can be traced back decades, such as when W.R. Grace…
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