Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer

Compensation for Asbestos Caused Lung Cancer People diagnosed with lung cancer who were exposed to asbestos could be eligible to receive compensation. Asbestos companies profited while endangering people’s lives, with many people becoming sick later in life from their work related asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that can be found in […]

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer Vs Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is sometimes mistaken for lung cancer, even though they are completely separate cancers affecting different organs. The main difference between the two is their location. Lung cancer originates and occurs in different areas of the lungs while mesothelioma occurs in the mesothelium, which surrounds the lungs and other areas of […]

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

Lung Cancer Rates in Pennsylvania and West Virginia Lung cancer is a problem for residents of both Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Estimated new cases of lung cancer for Pennsylvania in 2019 are 79,890 and new cases for West Virginia are 12,440. Industries like steel mills contribute to this problem, causing lung cancer in workers just […]

How Asbestos Trusts Work

How Asbestos Trusts Work To create trusts, asbestos companies filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. This allowed them to reorganize to pay out to asbestos victims. This does not hurt the company, but instead helps protect it from future liability related to asbestos. Companies can pay those suffering from asbestos related diseases over time instead of […]

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos

Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder Recalled Because of Asbestos Johnson and Johnson has voluntarily recalled its baby powder because 33,000 bottles were contaminated with asbestos. All bottles with the lot number 22318RB were produced and shipped within the United States this year. To protect human health, the FDA continually tests products that contain talc to […]

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Sixteen Consecutive Years of Mesothelioma Awareness Day Every September for the past 15 years, Mesothelioma Awareness Day has taken place. This year marks 16 years of the annual autumn event that aims to educate and inform society about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the fatal cancers associated with it. Asbestos was a popular building […]

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos

States are Suing the EPA for not Protecting People from Asbestos Eleven attorneys general are suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for not protecting people from asbestos. Asbestos is a dangerous mineral used industrially due to its fire and heat resistant properties. Once in the air people can inhale the microscopic fibers and develop lung […]

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists

When Regulating Asbestos, the EPA Does Not Listen to Scientists The advice of scientists and lawyers was ignored when the Environmental Protection Agency created its new asbestos rules regulating but not outright banning the substance. Asbestos fibers are very strong and good at resisting heat, making them ideal for insulation and construction. The main problem […]

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