Montana Court Gets 6 New Judges to Handle Libby Asbestos Cases

Libby, Montana, is synonymous with asbestos exposure. Over the years, thousands of residents have been exposed to extreme levels of asbestos through the natural vermiculite mines in the town, resulting in thousands of pending claims against the company in charge, W.R. Grace. Montana’s Supreme Court has appointed 6 additional judges to handle Libby asbestos cases

Another Johnson & Johnson Asbestos Trial Is Underway

Industry giant, Johnson & Johnson have recently come under fire for allegations that their widely used talc baby powder contains cancer-causing asbestos fibers. The latest in a string of asbestos lawsuits has been filed by mesothelioma victim, Terry Leavitt, in Oakland, California. This Leavitt vs. Johnson & Johnson asbestos trial is now underway. Leavitt used

Common Peritoneal Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis

Peritoneal mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that can be challenging to diagnose. Even in its later stages, misdiagnosis of peritoneal mesothelioma is a common occurrence that can have significant impacts on a person’s health and emotional wellbeing. What Is a Peritoneal Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis? A peritoneal mesothelioma misdiagnosis occurs when one of two things happens: A

Asbestos Claim Against Ford Moves Forward in Former Mechanic’s Exposure Case

An asbestos claim against Ford Motor Co. and manufacturer Cummins Inc. moves to trial where a jury will decide whether a former Ford mechanic developed peritoneal mesothelioma as a result of working with the companies’ asbestos-containing brake linings. Former Ford Mechanic Develops Peritoneal Mesothelioma Victor Michel worked a career as an engine mechanic at Ford

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