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Recent Posts in Mesothelioma Category

  • Signs of Mesothelioma

    What Is Mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that forms in the thin layer of tissue called the “mesothelium,” which covers most internal organs. In most cases, mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and chest wall, but it can also affect the heart and abdominal organs. It is often found in people who have been exposed to asbestos, which, when inhaled or ingested, can cause ...
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  • Understanding Malignant Mesothelioma

    Malignant mesothelioma is a type of rare cancer that usually develops after exposure to asbestos, a product commonly used as a building material prior to the 1970s. It affects about 3,000 people per year in the United States. Mesothelioma is cancer that develops around various organs. The most common organ that might develop mesothelioma is the lung, where pleural mesothelioma will form around the ...
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  • Recent Study Discovers That Asbestos Fibers Can Move Through Soil

    After the dangers of asbestos could no longer be denied by its manufacturers, disposal of discarded asbestos-based products or supplies often included burying it underground. Since mesothelioma is the most prevalent side-effect of asbestos exposure, and it is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers, it was believed that piling feet of dirt, soil, and sand atop it would prevent it from causing further ...
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  • How to Protect Your Child from Asbestos Exposure in School

    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has warned parents that essentially any public school built before 1981 will have asbestos somewhere within its structure. When people are exposed to slight levels of asbestos, it could eventually develop into harmful or deadly mesothelioma . In light of this information, parents across the country may want to be concerned about their ...
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  • In-Home Care & Support for Mesothelioma Patients

    The cancerous cells grown by mesothelioma can cause painful side effects and life-threatening tumors if left unchecked. As soon as mesothelioma is diagnosed, it is important to begin exploring treatment options . In some instances, invasive surgery is required to locate cancerous growths and remove them before they can continue to spread. Anytime surgery is undertaken, a great risk is placed upon ...
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  • New Research Could Improve Accuracy of Mesothelioma Diagnosis

    New research published in the European Journal of Cancer could help with the diagnosis and treatment of mesothelioma in cancer patients. An international team of scientists has been able to successfully identify a new biomarker present in the blood of patients suffering from specific types of mesothelioma. As the result of a study involving 129 patients (and a control group of 45), the team ...
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  • Workers' Compensation Claims for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure

    Although asbestos use in manufacturing, construction, and mechanical industries has declined in recent years, it is still prevalent on many jobsites around the country. Workers who must handle asbestos may breathe in the fine fibers of this hazardous mineral, even when using proper safety equipment, and develop a unique form of lung cancer called mesothelioma. One of the reasons mesothelioma is so ...
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  • Are You at Risk of Dangerous Exposure to Asbestos?

    Asbestos materials are useful as insulators against electrical currents, heat and fire, and chemical degradation. Numerous industries use asbestos due to its lightweight and relatively low cost. However, for decades, the dangers of asbestos have been well-known by researches and health organizations, leading to the widespread ban of the material in many countries. Asbestos Health Hazards Due to ...
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  • Children Return to School After Asbestos Found in Ceiling

    Two years ago, several schools in or near Huntington Beach, California were closed up for renovations after it was discovered that building materials in the ceiling contained dangerous asbestos . More than a thousand students and their families were affected by the shutdown, displacing them to adjacent school districts, and requiring many to travel close to 20 miles in the morning just to get to ...
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  • "THE CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS TEST" IN MESOTHELIOMA LITIGATION

    This week, we have discussed a mesothelioma case involving a California oil refinery worker's family. The worker died after developing mesothelioma and his family filed a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing insulation that likely caused the worker's mesothelioma. In our last post, we discussed the consumer expectations test for design defect product ...
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  • DEFECTIVE DESIGN THEORY IN CALIFORNIA PRODUCT LIABILITY LAW

    In our last post, we discussed a wrongful death and product liability lawsuit brought by the family of a California oil refinery worker who died of mesothelioma. The family brought the lawsuit against the manufacturer of asbestos insulation that the worker was exposed to at an El Segundo refinery. The family sought to hold the manufacturer liable under a "design defect" theory of product liability ...
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  • REFINERY WORKER'S FAMILY BRINGS MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUIT AGAINST MANUFACTURER

    The family of a former California oil refinery worker recently brought a wrongful death and product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer of asbestos insulation. Many individuals throughout California have been exposed to asbestos-containing materials in the workplace. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in thousands of products to make materials stronger and ...
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