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January 2018 Archives

Some Elderly Patients may Not be Getting the Cancer Treatment They Need

Illinois-Asbestos-Attorney-Mesothelioma.jpgA recent study by the Winship Cancer Institute at Emory University reveals disparities in the treatment given to elderly lung cancer patients, including those fighting mesothelioma and other deadly cancers. The study shows why it is so important for all mesothelioma patients, regardless of their demographic, to educate themselves and be proactive in their cancer treatment to improve their prognosis and maximize their survival term.

First Talcum Powder Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit Trial in New Jersey Begins

Jury selection has begun in the first talcom powder asbestos cancer lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey, with opening statements expected to be made a few days later. Legal experts across the country will be keeping an eye on the case after a California jury sided with the defense in a similar case alleging that Johnson & Johnson's asbestos-contaminated talcum powder products caused a female plaintiff's mesothelioma cancer.

Employers should follow OSHA standards for hurricane cleanup

Last year was a particularly destructive hurricane season. Hurricanes Irma, Harvey, Jose and Maria spread destruction through the Gulf Coast and the Caribbean. The process of recovering from the damage is ongoing, and probably will be for a long time. Cleanup workers have already started clearing damaged structures and rebuilding entire neighborhoods.

Mesothelioma Victim's Widow Takes Appeal to Missouri Supreme Court

A Missouri Appeals Court recently transferred what could be a precedent setting mesothelioma cancer claim to the state Supreme Court after the court determined that the two sides presented constitutional challenges to Missouri's 2014 law governing mesothelioma workers' compensation claims. Filing on behalf of her deceased husband, the plaintiff seeks over $500,000 in benefits under Missouri's new law for herself and children as dependents while the defendants argue that because the victim's asbestos exposure took place before the new statute took effect it should not be liable to pay benefits.

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