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Five Frequently Asked Questions About Mesothelioma

Most people have heard of asbestos, but not all are familiar with the risks involved with this toxic material. Some only learn of mesothelioma when they have a personal reason to do so, such as a doctor diagnosing their disease or having a friend or loved one dealing with it. Many questions will run through their heads. Here are some of the most common:

Memo Reveals J&J Knew About Possible Asbestos in Talcum Powder for Decades

Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for talcumpowderasbestoscontamination.jpgCosmetics and personal hygiene products company Johnson & Johnson has made massive headlines in recent months over substantial jury verdicts handed down against the company over allegations that it knew for years about the possible causal link between using talcum powder and developing ovarian cancer. Now, J&J could be open to even more liability after an internal company memo surfaced in another trial that shows it also knew its talcum powder products could also be contaminated with asbestos, a flaky white mineral known to cause the deadly lung cancer mesothelioma.

Michael Throneberry - America's Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Selection

ATA_Lifetime.pngOctober 4, 2017 - Announcing the Lifetime Achievement selection of Michael Throneberry among America's Top 100 Attorneys®.  Lifetime Achievement selection to America's Top 100 Attorneys® is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation's most exceptional attorneys whose accomplishments and impact on the legal profession merit a Lifetime Achievement award. 

Florida Supreme Court to Hear Appeal in Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit Against Tobacco Company

Thumbnail image for AppealsCourt.jpgThe Florida Supreme Court recently agreed to hear the appeal of a plaintiff whose $8 million verdict against a tobacco company was thrown out by a state Appeals Court and subsequently denied a review by a larger panel of judges. The victim's lawsuit claimed that R.J. Reynolds tobacco company produced a defective product which ultimately contributed to the plaintiff developing mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of lung cancer associated with exposure to asbestos.

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