Category Archive: Mesothelioma

If you developed mesothelioma because of the negligence of your employer or another party.

How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

How Much Exposure is Needed to be at Risk for Mesothelioma?

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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
Understanding Mesothelioma

Understanding Mesothelioma

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Patients who are presenting troublesome symptoms such as unrelenting coughing, severe shortness of breath, or chest pains need to 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 their…Read the article
How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

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Patients who are presenting symptoms such as persistent coughing, severe shortness of breath, or chest pains need to be seen by their doctor as soon as possible. While the symptoms mentioned above are frequently shared with many other issues, such as pneumonia or heart attack, they are also the primary symptoms of mesothelioma. After they…Read the article
What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Cases

What You Need To Know About Damages In Asbestos Cases

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In negligence cases, “damages” refers not to an amount of money but to a concept that victims should be restored to their condition before the negligence occurred; in this case, that negligence is exposure to dangerous asbestos. However, since no one on this earth has the power to turn back the clock to a time…Read the article
The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

The Pretrial Claims Process In Asbestos Cases

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Almost all negligence cases — around 90 percent, by most counts — settle out of court before trial. In many negligence matters, such as some car crashes, liability is relatively clear and the damages, while significant, are not overwhelmingly large. But in mesothelioma lawsuits, liability is not always as clear, especially in ambient (indirect) exposure…Read the article
Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

Legal Issues In Mesothelioma Cases

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It is a well-established scientific principle that asbestos causes cancer. However, to establish a claim for financial compensation, victim/plaintiffs must do more than present well-established scientific principles. They must prove that a specific tortfeasor (negligent actor) was responsible for this exposure, and they must also prove that their claim is legally recognized. The obstacles to…Read the article
What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

What Are Some Common Mesothelioma Diagnosis Issues?

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Cancer is one of the most commonly misdiagnosed illnesses, affecting as many as 1.3 million Americans each year. In most cases, the doctor either fails to identify cancer altogether or fails to diagnose the right kind of cancer. Lots of doctors miss lung cancer in general, and mesothelioma in particular. Perhaps more so than other…Read the article
Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

Federal Appeals Court Throws Out Asbestos Cases

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The Chicago-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed six mesothelioma cases, a decision which attorney Paul J. Napoli says underscores the difficulties inherent in winning ambient exposure cases. The underlying dispute goes back to 1952, when Owens-Illinois Inc. registered a patent for a lightweight fire door; the door contained cement laced with asbestos. Subsequently, Wisconsin-based…Read the article
How Much Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma?

How Much Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma?

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Although many people smoke for decades and never develop lung cancer, prolonged exposure to cigarette smoke is one of the leading risk factors, so smoking and many types of lung cancer are inexorably linked. Likewise, many people live or work near asbestos for years or even decades and never show any pericardial mesothelioma symptoms. But…Read the article
Obtaining Compensation In Asbestos Exposure Cases

Obtaining Compensation In Asbestos Exposure Cases

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A single asbestos fiber can trigger a serious illness later in life, and these fibers are usually more than 1,000 times smaller than human hairs. Fibers this small are very easy to inhale through the lungs. In fact, among some asbestos exposure victims, the fibers entered the body through the eyes or ears, or even…Read the article
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