What Are My Mesothelioma Legal Options After a Diagnosis?

Mesothelioma’s only known cause is asbestos exposure. Despite the health risks, asbestos was intentionally mined and used in thousands of different products for several decades—even after manufacturers knew the dangers that asbestos posed. Due to their widespread negligence, you may have several options for legal recourse after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis. The best way to […]

What to Expect After You File a Mesothelioma Claim

Filing a mesothelioma claim is an overwhelming and intimidating process for most plaintiffs, but the process itself is fairly predictable due to years of active mesothelioma litigation. Knowing what to expect can help you prepare, mentally and emotionally, and eliminate some of the stress. Keep in mind that many asbestos defendants and their legal teams […]

EPA Asbestos Cleanup Wraps up in Libby MO After Nearly Two Decades

For the past 2 decades, Libby has been known for one thing: asbestos contamination. But finally, the small Montana town is ready to begin a new chapter in history, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wraps up the asbestos cleanup initiative that has taken 18 years to complete. History of Asbestos in Libby Libby, MO […]

Why Some People Get Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure and Some Don’t

Mesothelioma is incredibly rare compared to the number of people who undergone asbestos exposure over the years. For instance, it’s possible for two people to work together and encounter the same level of asbestos exposure for years and one person will develop mesothelioma and the other won’t. There are many different reasons for that, one […]

Growing Concerns over Illegal Asbestos Dumping

There are significant concerns surrounding the illegal dumping of asbestos products worldwide. The substance was found to be carcinogenic in the 1980s, and while asbestos is no longer used in the manufacturing of new products in many parts of the world, it remains in lots of older buildings, cars and household items. As a result, […]

Dr. Taylor Ripley Joins the Baylor College of Medicine

Dr. Taylor Ripley has taken over the Mesothelioma Treatment Center at the Baylor College of Medicine. The world-renowned cancer program was developed by Dr. David Sugarbaker, nicknamed “Mr. Mesothelioma”, who personally selected Dr. Ripley as his successor before passing away on August 29, 2018. Dr. Sugarbaker was recognized across the globe for his extensive knowledge […]

5 Ways to Improve Mesothelioma Prognosis

Though the average life expectancy for mesothelioma patients is 12-21 months, it’s important to know that the prognosis you’ve been given is only a prediction. The disease course can change with specific ways to improve your mesothelioma prognosis, overall health and response to treatment. Several mesothelioma patients have far surpassed their projected life expectancy by […]

Top 5 States for Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure results in devastating health consequences. Yet, asbestos was used prolifically throughout the U.S. between the 1850’s and early 1980’s. Though asbestos is less popular than it once was, it hasn’t been banned in America. Many Americans continue to endure tragic medical conditions as a result of their unnecessary exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is […]

Dr. David Sugarbaker: Passionate Advocate for the Victims He Treated

Dr. David Sugarbaker, highly regarded as the top pleural mesothelioma surgeon in the world, has sadly died at the age of 65. He was internationally recognized for his work with mesothelioma patients and often nicknamed ‘Mr. Mesothelioma’, after dedicating more than 3 decades of his life to the cause. About Dr. David Sugarbaker A student […]

Comparing the Lung Diseases Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Pleural mesothelioma is a rare and fatal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The word “pleural” relates to the lungs. There are other types of mesothelioma that affect other tissues, such as the lining of the heart, chest cavity, gastrointestinal system, kidneys and reproductive organs. The signs and symptoms of pleural mesothelioma can look very […]