Mesothelioma Talcum Powder Case Raises Safety Concerns

The final numbers are in and the New Jersey mesothelioma patient who was awarded $30 million dollars last week will get another $80 million in punitive damages from Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier. Banker Stephen Lanzo and his wife filed suit against the two companies claiming that Mr. Lanzo’s use of Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products caused his pleural mesothelioma, a fast-growing … Continue reading Mesothelioma Talcum Powder Case Raises Safety Concerns »

Mesothelioma Patient Awarded $37 Million in Talcum Powder Case

Legal claim for peritoneal mesothelioma

A New Jersey mesothelioma patient and his wife have been awarded $37 million dollars in compensation after a jury agreed that asbestos-laced talcum powder was to blame for the man’s illness. Stephen Lanzo claimed that Johnson & Johnson talcum powder products like Baby Powder and Shower to Shower, which he had been using all his life, entered his lungs and caused him to develop pleural … Continue reading Mesothelioma Patient Awarded $37 Million in Talcum Powder Case »

Six Resolutions Mesothelioma Patients Should Make in 2018

The New Year is often a time to set new goals and make plans. While it is important for mesothelioma patients and their families to fully embrace the present, there are also some goals worth setting, even if the prognosis seems grim. The following six New Year’s resolutions can help ensure the best possible quality of life and treatment outcomes for people battling malignant mesothelioma … Continue reading Six Resolutions Mesothelioma Patients Should Make in 2018 »

Mesothelioma Report Shows All Types of Asbestos Can Be Lethal

Close Up View of Asbestos

A new report from researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston confirms what many scientists have long believed – that no type of asbestos is “safe” and that all can lead to malignant mesothelioma. In a study of 62 malignant peritoneal mesothelioma patients published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, the researchers found that more than a quarter of the cases of diffuse peritoneal … Continue reading Mesothelioma Report Shows All Types of Asbestos Can Be Lethal »

Changes in Medical Marijuana Laws Could Impact Mesothelioma Patients

California mesothelioma patients who rely on medical marijuana to help manage their symptoms or support their treatment may find the product even safer if the governor signs a proposed new law. The law would set new standards for how medical cannabis products are manufactured in the state, requiring that medical marijuana be processed without solvents or with nonflammable, nontoxic solvents. Mesothelioma Patients May Be Affected … Continue reading Changes in Medical Marijuana Laws Could Impact Mesothelioma Patients »

Cannabis for Mesothelioma May Soon Be Legal in Ohio

Ohio mesothelioma patients could have access to medical marijuana to help manage their condition as early as this fall. Ohio legislators this week approved a medical marijuana bill, which now goes to Governor John Kasich to be signed. Cancer, including malignant mesothelioma, is one of 21 conditions covered in the bill. Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Bill Despite the fact that derivatives of the marijuana plant, most … Continue reading Cannabis for Mesothelioma May Soon Be Legal in Ohio »

Mesothelioma Survivor on Cannabis Oil Following in Footsteps of Ancient Herbalists

Malignant mesothelioma, an aggressive malignancy caused almost exclusively by asbestos exposure, is one of the rarest and most deadly cancers. Although scientists around the globe continue to develop and test new methods for diagnosing and combatting it, there is still no cure. When Californian Andy Ashcraft was diagnosed with late stage pleural mesothelioma in 2010, he was told he might have as little as three … Continue reading Mesothelioma Survivor on Cannabis Oil Following in Footsteps of Ancient Herbalists »

New Article Faults “Unsound Science” for Continued Rise in Mesothelioma Cases

A German occupational medicine specialist says the rules regarding eligibility for mesothelioma compensation – many of which are based on “unsound science” – are too strict and leave too many mesothelioma patients out. According to Xaver Bauer, MD, of the Institute of Occupational Medicine at Charite University Hospital in Berlin, a case in point is the “unscientific requirement” for a set number of asbestos fibers … Continue reading New Article Faults “Unsound Science” for Continued Rise in Mesothelioma Cases »

Mesothelioma Risk Can Be Found in Unexpected Places

The case of a man who contracted mesothelioma after working in an industry not typically associated with asbestos illustrates the importance of digging deep into a patient’s history to make an accurate mesothelioma diagnosis. Asbestos has been heavily regulated in the US – and banned in 55 other countries – since it was linked to malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other illnesses in the … Continue reading Mesothelioma Risk Can Be Found in Unexpected Places »

Asbestos Building Products Expected to Cause Thousands of Korean Mesothelioma Deaths

Asbestos containing products are expected to claim the lives of as many as 3,400 people from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in Korea by 2036. The predicted mesothelioma deaths are being blamed on building components or “slates” made of cement and chrysotile asbestos that were used to construct thousands of homes and buildings in Korea. Predicting Mesothelioma Mortality from Asbestos Containing Products Researchers in architecture … Continue reading Asbestos Building Products Expected to Cause Thousands of Korean Mesothelioma Deaths »

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