Common Pleural Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis

Pleural mesothelioma is a challenging disease to diagnose, typically hiding symptoms until the cancer has progressed into later stages. Unfortunately, a pleural mesothelioma misdiagnosis can happen and often has devastating consequences for the patient. What Is a Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis? A mesothelioma misdiagnosis occurs when doctors mistakenly attribute mesothelioma symptoms to another condition. Misdiagnosis is more

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New Report Links Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder to Asbestos

A 2018 Reuters report claims that Johnson & Johnson, one of the world’s leading baby powder manufacturers, hid the truth about asbestos lurking in its talc. A series of recent lawsuits against the company also sided with plaintiffs, who claim the company’s baby powder caused their cancer. These events caused the company’s stock to plummet

Addressing Mental Distress in Mesothelioma Patients Following Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is a debilitating disease, but sometimes the mental effects can be harder to cope with than the physical. Receiving a cancer diagnosis of any kind is incredibly difficult for both the patient and their family, but dealing with the diagnosis is even harder and can cause mental distress in mesothelioma patients. The nature of

Landlords and Tenants: What to Know About Asbestos in Rental Properties

You’ve found the perfect rental property at the right price—but what’s next? Many people jump into a lease before reading the small print, but as we become more and more aware of the potential asbestos-related risks in older buildings, what are our rights when it comes to asbestos-exposure in rental units? What Is My Landlord’s

DIY Home Reno Trends and Hidden Asbestos Risks

We’re all familiar with do-it-yourself (DIY) TV shows and see the risks involved when you take matters (and hammers) into your own hands. From burst water pipes to unsafe scaffolding, DIY isn’t for everyone. But there is another risk that many DIYers are not aware of—asbestos home renovations. Asbestos was a widely used building material

National Cancer Institute Announces Mesothelioma Funding

National Cancer Institute Announces Mesothelioma Funding $10.7 million has been granted to the Abramson Cancer Center, located within the University of Pennsylvania, by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Researchers will use the funding to evaluate treatment methods for lung cancers and mesothelioma in the hope of finding an innovative new cure. Investing in CAR T

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