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Michigan Woman Files Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit After Losing Husband to Lung Cancer

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-460053679.jpgA Michigan woman recently filed an asbestos cancer lawsuit against a slew of defendants claiming the companies are responsible for her husband's lung cancer diagnosis, which she claims is a direct result of coming in contact with asbestos-contaminated products produced by the defendants. The plaintiff's lawsuit states that she became widowed in October of 2016 after her husband lost his battle with the deadly asbestos-related lung cancer he developed while working with the defendant's defective products from the 1960's to early 2010's.

Zimbabwe Poised to Resume Asbestos Production at Two Mines

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-526953477.jpgA recent report in the African Independent indicates Zimbabwe is poised to reopen two asbestos mines shuttered almost a decade ago, citing growing domestic and international demand for the chrysotile asbestos, a type of white asbestos popular in many industrial applications. Government officials hope the reopening of sites at Shabanie and Mashava in southern Zimbabwe could bring the African nation back to the top of worldwide asbestos production where it once ranked sixth behind nations like Russia, India, and Kazakhstan.

Asbestos Cancer Victim's Case Against Talc Maker Heads to Trial in Philadelphia

Thumbnail image for talcumpowderasbestoscontamination.jpgAfter numerous legal objections and obstruction by defense attorneys, an asbestos cancer victim's trial against a talc-based product manufacturer appears poised to finally see a courtroom to determine what, if any, damages the plaintiff should receive as compensation for the defendant's negligence. The high-profile case claims Johnson & Johnson's Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder caused the plaintiff's mesothelioma cancer because the product contained asbestos, a flaky white mineral once widely used in many industrial applications.

Former Tennessee State Senator Passes Away From Mesothelioma

Sen. Ray Albright, a 26-year veteran in the Tennessee state legislature, recently passed away at the age of 83 after a battle with mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that typically affects the thin lining of tissue surrounding the lungs and abdomen. Sen. Albright first won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1968, running on a strong environmental platform dedicated to cleaning up air pollution in Chattanooga, known at the time as having the worst air pollution in the state.

Oregon Jurors Hand Down $5.4 Million Verdict in Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-460053679.jpgA jury in Portland, Oregon recently handed down a significant verdict in an asbestos cancer lawsuit brought by a man with lung cancer and his wife who claim that gasket maker John Crane Inc. knew its products contained deadly asbestos fibers but did nothing to prevent exposure to the substance. The jury awarded the plaintiffs approximately $5.4 million as compensation for medical bills, loss of consortium, lost income, and punitive damages to punish John Crane Inc. and deter other powerful companies from putting the public at risk.

Researchers Publish Findings on New Treatment for Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for NaitonwideMesotheliomaAttorney_ThroneberryLawGroup.jpgItalian researchers from the University of of Salento in Lecce recently published findings from their study of a potentially groundbreaking mesothelioma cancer treatment that could drastically improve the prognosis of patients with what is considered to be one of the more difficult types of cancer to treat. The study researched how well lab rats with particular mesothelioma tumors responded to two experimental drugs, Ptac2S and cisplatin, and whether either of the two treatments could potentially translate into benefits for human patients.

Asbestos Cancer Trial Brought by Former Nuclear Power Plant Worker Begins in South Carolina

Cosmetics Recall Over Asbestos Contamination Highlights Problems with Regulations

talcumpowderasbestoscontamination.jpgA retail chain popular with teenaged girls recently pulled one of its makeup products off the shelves over reports the cosmetic contained dangerous amounts of asbestos, a carcinogenic mineral known to cause the deadly lung cancer mesothelioma. While the company denied its Just Shine Shimmer Powder contained asbestos, Justice Stores none the less pulled the product out of what it characterized as an abundance of caution towards its customers.

New York Bankruptcy Court Denies GM's Lawsuit Against Widowed Mesothelioma Victim

Thumbnail image for iStock-92402940.jpgA New York bankruptcy court finally put to rest an attempt by General Motors Corp. (GM) to recoup money paid to the widow of a former long time Ohio employee who contracted mesothelioma from various GM products over his 37-year career with the auto giant. In addition to filing claims against the victim's widow, GM attempted to recover funds paid out to the victim's estate by several asbestos bankruptcy trusts connected to the asbestos contaminated products that allegedly played a role in the deceased auto worker's condition.

What are the Benefits of Immunotherapy for Treating Mesothelioma?

Thumbnail image for NaitonwideMesotheliomaAttorney_ThroneberryLawGroup.jpgMesothelioma is a rare and very aggressive form of cancer, often affecting the thin lining of tissues surrounding the lungs and abdomen, and although there is no definitive cure for the disease, medical advancements have helped many live longer, more comfortable lives. Traditional mesothelioma treatments include standard oncology practices of surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation, but in recent years there have been numerous other advancements, including immunotherapy.

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