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9/11 Related Illnesses

9/11 Related Illnesses

| World Trade Center
Mesothelioma, an aggressive and rare form of heart-lung cancer, is probably the most common health effect of asbestos exposure. The minimum mesothelioma latency period is around twenty years. So, many 9/11 victims who were exposed to asbestos might just now be beginning to experience some mesothelioma symptoms, such as chest tightness, overall lethargy, and trouble…Read the article
EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

EPA Relax Pollution Rules due to Coronavirus

| Environmental Litigation
In a controversial move, the Environmental Protection Agency said it would waive certain reporting requirements for companies hit hard by COVID-19. Normally, companies must report chemical emissions into the air, water, and soil to the EPA. Agency guidelines now allow these companies to self-regulate. Many companies claimed that compliance with emissions declarations was impractical, largely…Read the article
How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

How To Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that gets its name from the fact that it originates in the mesothelium, which is a thin layer of cells that line the organs of the body. This cancer most commonly forms in the lining of the lungs but can also be found in the lining of the heart…Read the article
FDNY Firefighter Comments on 9/11 VCF Extension

FDNY Firefighter Comments on 9/11 VCF Extension

| World Trade Center
In a move which ended years of financial and other squabbles, on July 29, 2019, President Donald J. Trump signed into law a bill to extend 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund eligibility and payments for the next seventy-three years. Prior to the reauthorization, Senators had voted 97 to 2 to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund…Read the article
Disturbing Link: Cosmetic Products and Serious Injuries

Disturbing Link: Cosmetic Products and Serious Injuries

| Personal Injury
Every year, thousands of young children are too near toxic household products. Every year, these close encounters send thousands of victims to the emergency room. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the vast majority of these victims are children under 5. Many of these injuries happen after children were exposed to products that…Read the article
Automobiles and Asbestos Use

Automobiles and Asbestos Use

| Mesothelioma
In the past, automobiles and parts were frequently made with asbestos-containing materials. Before it was known how dangerous it was, asbestos was used for durability, insulation, heat resistance, and fireproofing- all things that are very important when working with intricate and vital automotive components. Many car parts have to endure high friction or intense heat situations…Read the article
Checking For and Dealing With Asbestos in the Home

Checking For and Dealing With Asbestos in the Home

| Mesothelioma
Even though it is a naturally occurring substance, asbestos can be quite dangerous and poses many health issues after being exposed. The most well-known illness associated with asbestos is known as mesothelioma. This disease attacks the lining of the organs in the body and predominantly attacks the stomach, heart, or lungs and causes pain, troubles…Read the article
The Connection Between Mesothelioma and Military Families

The Connection Between Mesothelioma and Military Families

| Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer that most often develops after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma treatments are available for those who have been diagnosed with the disease. As of yet a cure for the cancer is not possible. Asbestos exposure is the primary risk factor for developing mesothelioma. Almost all known cases…Read the article
The Process and Outcomes of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

The Process and Outcomes of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

| Mesothelioma
Patients who are presenting troublesome symptoms such as persistent coughing, pains in the chest, or severe shortness of breath, should be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. While these are symptoms commonly shared with many other issues they are also the primary symptoms of mesothelioma. After they see their physician and alert them to…Read the article
How Much Exposure to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

How Much Exposure to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

| Mesothelioma
Asbestos refers to six naturally occurring fibrous minerals that have the ability to resist heat, fire and electricity. Although asbestos fibers are microscopic in nature, they are extremely durable and resistant to fire and most chemical reactions and breakdowns. These properties of asbestos supported its use for many years in a number of different commercial and…Read the article