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Exciting New Developments in Research and Technology Regarding Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is rare, aggressive and fatal.  Researches are discovering more and more about this disease daily, and with that, they are one step closer to finding more effective treatments. In a most recent study, scientists looked into why, after initial treatments, the cancer cells become immune to the chemotherapy, even when different drugs are being used. Some researchers believe that the cancer cells escape into the bloodstream and then form together creating “cancer clusters.”  These “cancer clusters” do not respond to chemotherapy, as no drug is able to permeate. Now that scientists and researchers...

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Exploring the Different Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, or the lining around many of the internal organs. It is a very aggressive form of cancer that can take years to develop, and in many cases symptoms don’t appear until the cancer is in its later stages. Treatment for mesothelioma is available, but there is no known cure.Asbestos and MesotheliomaThe only cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that was once widely used in several American industries. Hot water pipes, automobile brake pads, drywall and textiles may all contain asbestos, especially if they were...

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Clearing Up the Complexities of Asbestos Law

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control, 2,500 people have died each year between 1999-2010 as a result of a losing battle with mesothelioma, a malignant cancerous tumor that forms in the lungs. This disease is a result of asbestos exposure, particularly among certain individuals who worked in construction-related occupations, steel mills, chemical plants and power generating stations with direct contact to the material or were engaged in shipbuilding activities.Individuals suffering from the effects of long-term asbestos exposure resulting in mesothelioma, lung cancer or other life-threatening ailments may file asbestos lawsuits as a way to alleviate the financial...

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Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos Disease

Asbestos was once considered something of a wonder material for its durability and its resistance to heat and corrosion. There was a time when it could be found in textiles, drywall, clothing, gaskets, insulation, cement, pumps, brakes, machinery and other building materials. That changed years ago when it was discovered that asbestos exposure could be linked to serious health conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Even though asbestos isn’t as prominent as it once was, asbestos-related illnesses still affect thousands of Americans every year.What is Asbestos?Asbestos is a group of naturally-occurring fibrous minerals. The minerals have thin, microscopic...

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Mesothelioma Compensation: How Much is Enough?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, asbestos is a name given to a fibrous material that has been used as a fire retardant and insulator. Asbestos is known to be a leading cause of several life-threatening diseases. These diseases include asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The number of deaths where asbestos exposure was the leading cause of death was nearly 30,000 for the 12-year period of 1999 to 2010, an average of 2,500 deaths a year. Another 1,500 Americans died from malignant mesothelioma where asbestos exposure was a contributing, not the leading cause.Individuals who worked in certain industries,...

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Getting Started with Your Asbestos Lawsuit

The dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known by now, but proving that your poor health stems from asbestos exposure and that you are entitled to monetary compensation because of it can be tricky. Asbestos was common in a number of American industries for close to 100 years; it hasn’t been widely used for over three decades. Symptoms for asbestosis and mesothelioma usually don’t present themselves until several years after prolonged asbestos exposure. All of this can make filing asbestos lawsuits a daunting task, but with the right asbestos law firm you and your family can receive the compensation you deserve....

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Exposed to Asbestos? Know Your Rights!

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, over 1 million workers head to work each day with their life on the line. It’s not from falls, accidents or other risks either. Instead, these workers risk their lives due to the hazards associated with asbestos exposure.Asbestos exposure has been linked to countless illnesses and diseases, and many of the symptoms can take years to manifest. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other ailments linked to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. If you want the reparations you are entitled to, make sure you know your rights...

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Asbestos exposure affects more than mill workers

Asbestos has been a threat for centuries more than people realize. Modern use didn’t expand until the Industrial Revolution, but its discovery dates back to 2500 B.C. as a way to strengthen ceramic pots and utensils. Since then, it’s been used in many products, including tiles, insulation, crayons and clothing.Because most asbestos poisoning cases happen in those who worked with or around the mineral, many believe that is the sole source of exposure. The extensive use between the 1800s and 1970s allowed many more to be exposed to asbestos without realizing the danger.Fortunately, regulations have reduced the amount of asbestos...

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Home. Latest News Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award January 18, 2016 Goldberg Persky & White, PC Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award

Goldberg Persky & White, PC named 2015 Litigator Award Winner™. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for:  Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury Litigation.BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 14, 2016 Goldberg Persky & White, PC, a trial law firm located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was today awarded the prestigious 2015 Litigator Award™ for extraordinary achievement within the field(s) of: Asbestos & Mesothelioma, Medical Malpractice and Brain Injury Litigation.Justly standing as the nations most coveted symbol of “Litigation Achievement”, this unrivaled annual honor recognizes trial lawyer firms who have attained extraordinary litigation achievement...

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Uncovering the Facts About Asbestos Exposure

There was a time when asbestos was seemingly in everything. Among other things, it was used in building materials such as pipe covering, cements, gaskets, pumps, clothing, gloves, and shipbuilding materials. This was due to its durability and high resistance to heat and corrosion as well as the fact it could be so easily processed. Although asbestos was widely used, it causes several diseases and it has been a known carcinogen since the 1940s.What is Asbestos?Before we go any further, we should probably discuss exactly what asbestos is. Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring, fibrous minerals that have been...

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