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Mesothelioma treatments found in unexpected places

Several research articles recently published detail new and innovative drug solutions to fight mesothelioma. Scientists from around the world continue to develop potential solutions with Korea releasing their findings tied to a leukemia treatment and red wine. Published in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, the study found clofarabine, a drug typically used with relapsed leukemia cases in children, combined with a chemical found in the skin of a red grape helps trigger cancer cell death in patients. One of the goals of cancer treatment is targeting the harmful cells and avoiding healthy cells, a challenging feat with mesothelioma. The Korean scientists found by...

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Firefighters at higher risk for many cancers including mesothelioma

When the alarm sounds, they don’t think about the dangers ahead or their possible loss of life. Firefighters immediately react, placing the lives of those in peril ahead of their own. They charge into burning buildings with one goal in mind, not pausing to consider the longterm effects. Unfortunately for these heroes, the risks still exist. During the past few years, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) conducted the largest study of firefighters ever completed. More than 30,000 men and women were evaluated to determine the cancer rates among the profession. The CDC concluded firefighters are more likely to develop cancer of...

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Asbestos organization celebrates 10 years of awareness efforts

Ten years ago, the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) expanded their reach by making the first week of April National Asbestos Awareness Week. Soon after, other countries suffering from the carcinogen’s deadly effects joined and transformed the week into a global occasion. The ADAO started in 2004 to provide a voice for victims of asbestos while raising awareness about the dangers involved with exposure. Through advocacy, education and community, the organization works to achieve their vision of eliminating diseases caused by asbestos, including asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Now the largest asbestos-related nonprofit in the United States, ADAO holds the annual awareness...

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Asbestos in Ingram: The Local Risks

Residents of Ingram, a small borough located just four miles west of Pittsburgh, recently experienced an asbestos exposure scare. When an apartment owner renovated his building, a local man noticed a beige-colored shingle he immediately identified as asbestos. The owner of the complex didn’t bother to have the property inspected before construction began, thus exposing the workers to the dangerous effects of the fibrous carcinogen. The Allegheny County Health Department considers the presence of asbestos at more than one percent high, and after analysis determined the shingles presented from the site consisted of 30 percent asbestos. More than 30 years ago, asbestos use...

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RECENT RESULTS

We just resolved a trial group of 6 mesothelioma cases with great success. We obtained $1.4 million for a 69 year old glass plant worker; $1.75 million for an 80 year old steelworker; $2 million for a 77 year old aluminum plant worker and almost $3 million for a 69 year old boilermaker. Although we can’t guarantee these types of results in every case, you can see that our hard work really makes a difference in people’s lives. We have a staff dedicated to fighting big companies for our clients who were poisoned by simply going to work every day to...

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