Mesothelioma Treatment Side Effects to Be Aware of

There are 3 standard mesothelioma treatment forms: surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. While the goals of these treatments are to extend your life and reduce your discomfort they all can create some unpleasant side effects. Some of the possible mesothelioma surgery side effects: Pain Fatigue Appetite loss Swelling at the surgery site Drainage from the

Mineral Wool Health Risks Raise Concerns About its Safety

After the true dangers of asbestos were discovered, mineral wool became a common replacement, but new research suggests that mineral wool health risks might be just as deadly. The European Union (EU) recently explored this topic during their “Health and Safety at Work Week” campaign, which highlighted how construction workers are at risk of cancer

Jury Sides With Johnson & Johnson in Talc Powder Mesothelioma Case

Johnson & Johnson has been under criticism for years due to claims that their talc powder products may result in asbestos-related diseases, like mesothelioma. However, a jury in New Jersey recently found J&J not liable in a case where talc allegedly caused a victim’s mesothelioma. Rosalind Henry sued Johnson & Johnson, claiming asbestos is present

Canada Announces Ban on Asbestos

Canada has announced a ban on the production and sale of asbestos and asbestos-containing materials (ACMs), making Canada the first North American country to implement an asbestos ban. The new regulation will come into effect at the end of 2018 and will ban the manufacturing, import, use or sale of asbestos and ACMs. This is

Virginia Supreme Court Rules Employer Owes a Duty of Care to its Employees’ Family Members

The Virginia Supreme Court ruled that employers owe a duty of care to the family members of employees who develop mesothelioma because the asbestos fibers traveled to their homes on the workers’ clothes, bodies, and vehicles. Historically, businesses have usually only been required to compensate their employees if they contracted mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure at

Why Mesothelioma Treatment Isn’t a “One-Size-Fits-All” Solution

Many diseases have a one-size-fits-all treatment plan. For instance, if you have strep throat, you’ll be treated with amoxicillin. Mesothelioma treatment is not like that. There are many different treatment options, and each treatment plan is tailored to the individual. The reason mesothelioma doesn’t respond well to one type of solution is that the disease

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