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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.

Is There Such a Thing as "Non-Toxic" Asbestos?

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-526953477.jpgAsbestos is a naturally occurring mineral once commonly used in many industrial, commercial, and military applications for its heat-resistant properties. Sadly, the substance is also causally related to developing mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of cancer that typically affects the thin lining of tissue surrounding the lungs and abdomen.

Cleveland Businessman Sentenced to Jail and Fined for Failure to Properly Remove Asbestos

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for iStock-95843330.jpgA U.S. District Court judge recently sentenced a Cleveland businessman to almost five years in jail and imposed a $7.8 million fine for the defendant's failure to properly abate his property of asbestos before demolishment. The defendant, a 53-year-old ohio man, will spend 57 months in prison for violating the Clean Air Act and several counts of fraud committed against a Louisiana company by submitting false invoices.

University of Alabama Study Suggests Osteoporosis Medication may Help Treat Malignant Mesothelioma

NaitonwideMesotheliomaAttorney_ThroneberryLawGroup.jpgA study conducted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham and recently published in medical journal Lung Cancer suggests adding zoledronic acid to treatment regimens may help mesothelioma cancer victims combat the rare and deadly lung cancer. The drug is in a class of bisphosphonates commonly used to treat osteoporosis and prevent skeletal fractures in cancer patients. Researchers believe the drug may be particularly useful for treating patients in the later stages of malignant mesothelioma.

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