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Did You Know?
The total cost of resolving asbestos claims has already reached $54 billion, and could rise to as much as $260 billion, according to the Rand Institute for Civil Justice.

  • There are three most commonly used types of asbestos: white, brown, and blue. Brown and blue asbestos are most commonly associated with mesothelioma.
  • Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used for centuries in various products. Asbestos has many attributes that make it valuable, including fire resistance.
  • Asbestos was used in many products that were made for protection from heat and flame. This included actual clothing, such as gloves, to stuffing asbestos insulation into electrical conduit, to using asbestos to make fire proof cloth for use in power plants or petroleum refineries.
  • Asbestos also has excellent insulation and noise deadening qualities. This meant that asbestos was used in many construction products, including floor and ceiling tiles and wall board. Any home built before 1978 probably contains asbestos somewhere.
  • Asbestos exposure occurs when the asbestos that is in the products becomes damaged. Once damaged, the asbestos fibers are released into the air. The fibers are microscopic, smaller even than a grain of pollen, and invisible to the naked eye. The asbestos fibers, if inhaled or ingested, can become lodged into the body where it can create severe medical problems.

ASBESTOS ARTICLES - ASBESTOS EXPOSURE

  • The National Institute of Health in 1978 estimated that eight to eleven million U.S. workers had been exposed to asbestos by that date. In fact, by 1970, it is estimated that some 25 million tons of asbestos were used in the U.S.
  • People all over the world have been poisoned by toxic levels of asbestos, putting them at risk for mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, and other deadly diseases that are directly caused by the inhalation and digesting of asbestos fibers.
  • Asbestos was used in thousands of products that humans and animals encounter on a daily basis particularly in building components such as ceiling and floor tiles, walls, bricks and stucco, and in automotive parts such as brakes and clutches.
  • Workers who have mesothelioma have labored for years in jobs that required frequent contact with asbestos. When asbestos is mined, processed, woven, sprayed or otherwise manipulated, its microscopic fibers can be released into the air, where they may be inhaled, initiating the development of mesothelioma.

ASBESTOS ARTICLES:

Diagnosis: Mesothelioma - 65 year old male with right upper extremity pain - by Michael Quinn, MD Farrokh Dehdashti, MD.

Mesothelioma Tumors - diffuse malignant mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma Clinical Trials - current treatment & experimental treatment trials at the Columbia University.

Automatic discrimination of lung adenocarcinoma and pleura mesothelioma - by Rainer Stotzka, Martin Walla.

Electron Microscopy - mesothelioma of pleura with long, curved microvilli, electron micrograph.

Understanding Mesothelioma - by the Asbestos Institute.

Current Therapy for Mesothelioma - by David J. Sugarbaker, MD, Jose J. Norberto, MD, and Raphael Bueno, MD.

PET Imaging of Pleural Mesothelioma - by Hossein Jadvar, MD, PhD., Alan J. Fischman, MD, PhD.

Mesothelioma by University of Minnesota Cancer Center

Mesothelioma by Corinne E Sadowski, MD., Kathleen S Lee, MD., Robert D Pugatch, MD.

Mesothelioma by Virtual Hospital (University of Iowa) - by Mee Lee Chun, B.A., Kemp H. Kernstine, M.D., PhD ., Peter C. Fretz, B.S., Michael W. Peterson, M.D.

Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - radiologic-pathologic correlation.

Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma During Prospective Surveillance of 1249 Asbestos Insulation Workers, 1963-1974 - by Irving J. Selikoff, Environmental Sciences Laboratory Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York Academy of Sciences The City University of New York.

Onconase + Doxorubicin Vs Doxorubicin for Malignant Mesothelioma (Phase III Trial) - by Philomena McAndrew, MD.

Australian Mesothelioma Register Report - by National Occupational Health and Safety Commission, Australia.

Mesothelioma by Ralph Leischner, M.D.

Understanding Mesothelioma - by CancerBACUP.

Mesothelioma (malignant) - by MEDLINEplus.

The Emerging Role of Alimta{pi}Tm in the Treatment of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma - by Hedy Lee Kindler, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Resistance of pleural mesothelioma cell lines to apoptosis: relation to expression of bcl-2 and bax - by Narasimhan, Sudha Rani, Lin Yang, Brenda I. Gerwin, V. Courtney Broaddus, Department of Medicine and Lung Biology Center, San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, California.

Environmental Malignant Mesothelioma in Southern Anatolia: A Study of Fifty Cases - by E. Handan Zeren, Derya Gümürdülü, Victor L. Roggli, Ilhan Tuncer, Suzan Zorludemir, and Melek Erkisi.

Increased Risk of Malignant Mesothelioma of the Pleura after Residential or Domestic Exposure to Asbestos: A Case-Control Study in Casale Monferrato, Italy - by Corrado Magnani, Paola Dalmasso, Annibale Biggeri, Cristiana Ivaldi, Dario Mirabelli, and Benedetto Terracini.

Mesothelioma Picture (gross)

Mesothelioma Picture of the Lung - Cross Section

Mesothelioma by DMOZ

It was mesothelioma - by Cancer Center at Michigan State University and the Communication Technology Laboratory.

Health Report - 07/09/1998: Mesothelioma - by Norman Swan, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

Early Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes for Mesothelioma
Posted on Jan 17, 2006 | CancerConsultants.com
Early Chemotherapy Improves Outcomes for Mesothelioma
According to a recent article published in the Annals of Oncology, immediate treatment with chemotherapy improves survival rates at one year and provides improved quality of life compared to administering chemotherapy once symptoms occur in patients with malignant Mesothelioma .
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Interferon Alpha May Help Treat Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Presented at STS
Posted on Feb 03, 2006 | DGDispatch
Interferon Alpha May Help Treat Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Presented at STS
Interferon alpha maintenance therapy may provide substantial improvement in survival over existing therapies in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), according to findings presented here at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 42 nd Annual Meeting.
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Lessons in Japan 's Asbestosis Time Bomb
Posted on Feb 15, 2006 | ipsnews.net
Lessons in Japan 's Asbestosis Time Bomb
As a child, Yoshiharu Sawada, now 77 years old, would visit his mother at the local asbestos factory where she worked and wait till she finished her shift so they could walk home together.
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Promising research in early detection of mesothelioma
Posted on Jan 19, 2006 | www.999today.com
Promising research in early detection of mesothelioma
New research may result in better diagnosis for patients diagnosed in the early stages of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma, once a rare cancer, has become more prevalent in the past 50 years. The incidence of this aggressive disease, which has no cure, is expected to rise through 2015.
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Mesothelioma Treatment 101
Posted on Jan 26, 2006 | Juiceenewsdaily.com
Mesothelioma Treatment 101
Treatment of MM using conventional therapies has not proved successful and patients have a median survival time of 6 - 12 months after presentation. The clinical behaviour of the malignancy is affected by several factors including the continuous mesothelial surface of the pleural cavity which favours local metastasis via exfoliated cells.
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Fire investigator found deadlier dangers after quitting police
Posted on Feb 15, 2006 | The Ottawa Citizen
Fire investigator found deadlier dangers after quitting police
After 24 years of sifting through the toxic remains of fires, Les McPhee died of cancer. Ironically, he had left police work due to the risks, Shelley Page writes.
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EPA reminds school officials of asbestos hazard responsibilities
Posted on Feb 03, 2006 | Presszoom.com
EPA reminds school officials of asbestos hazard responsibilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver Office has sent Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) compliance assistance letters to local education agencies (LEAs) in Wyoming , Montana , South Dakota and North Dakota as a reminder of school responsibilities concerning asbestos.
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Love Cannot Just Stop
Posted on Feb 11, 2006 | The Oakland Press
'Love Cannot Just Stop'
Mirella Panozzo vividly recalls the last few years of her husband's life. She remembers sadly how Carl's 6-foot, 175-pound frame dwindled to just skin and bones and how cancer took his right lung and left him in excruciating pain just before his death Aug. 25, 2003. He died at age 62, three years after he was diagnosed with mesothelioma.
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Asbestos Case Witness Sentenced to Prison
Posted on Feb 14, 2006 | timesunion.com
Asbestos Case Witness Sentenced to Prison
A former Schenectady man will spend 10 months in federal prison for his role in one of the nation's largest asbestos scandals. Kevin Pilgrim, 38, a Canadian immigrant who graduated from Union .
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Asbestos Anguish
Posted on Feb 02, 2006 | Dailyireland.televisual.co.uk
Asbestos Anguish
Asbestos-related deaths in the North have reached a new five-year high, Daily Ireland can reveal. During 2004, the last year for which statistics are available, 65 people died of asbestosis and mesothelioma - the highest figure recorded since the late 1990s.
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EPA reminds school officials of asbestos hazard responsibilities
Posted on Feb 14, 2006 | EPA.gov
EPA reminds school officials of asbestos hazard responsibilities
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Denver Office has sent Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) compliance assistance letters to local education agencies (LEAs) in Wyoming , Montana , South Dakota and North Dakota as a reminder of school responsibilities concerning asbestos.
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Asbestos Killed 20 Residents Near Plants
Posted on Feb 11, 2006 | www.yomiuri.co.jp
Asbestos Killed 20 Residents Near Plants
Twenty of 143 people who died of an asbestos-related disease between 2002 and 2004 in Hyogo Prefecture had never worked with asbestos, but had lived in Amagasaki , where asbestos-related factories were located, according to a ministry survey released Thursday.
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Retrial Ordered for Asbestos Miner
Posted on Feb 02, 2006 | www.theage.com.au
Retrial Ordered for Asbestos Miner
The High Court has ordered a retrial for a former asbestos miner, who is attempting to sue CSR and Midalco for allegedly giving him asbestosis and depression through negligence.
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Scholarship to Honor Teacher's Memory
Posted on Feb 09, 2006 | www2.townonline.com
Scholarship to Honor Teacher's Memory
The family of teacher Kathi Glavin Higgins has founded a scholarship fund in her memory, in the hopes of helping special education students or those pursuing degrees in education, including special education.
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Companies Move for Judgment, Dismissal
Posted on Jan 31, 2006 | The Daily Times
Companies Move for Judgment, Dismissal
Doug Satterfield wants to keep fighting for his daughter, the late Amanda Satterfield, who died as a result of an asbestos-related disease...
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Grandfather Killed by Work With Asbestos
Posted on Feb 08, 2006 | Reuters
Grandfather Killed by Work With Asbestos
A GRANDFATHER who worked most of his life for British Rail died as a result of exposure to asbestos an inquest heard.
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Why is Asbestos Bad for you?
Posted on Feb 10, 2006 | DailyPress
Why is Asbestos Bad for you?
Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used commonly in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire-retardant.
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Family Man Died Due to Work With Asbestos
Posted on Feb 09, 2006 | archant.co.uk
Family Man Died Due to Work With Asbestos
A CORONER has ruled that an Exmouth grandfather died of an industrial disease after he was exposed to asbestos.
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Asbestos Causes Cancer, Kills, and it is Still Among Us
Posted on Feb 04, 2006 | CancerWire
Asbestos Causes Cancer, Kills, and it is Still Among Us
The February edition of CancerWire focuses on the continued presence of a carcinogen that will stun many Americans - asbestos the well known carcinogenic mineral is still being used in the U.S.
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USG Agrees to Pay $4 Billion to Settle Asbestos Claims
Posted on Jan 31, 2006 | Associated Press
USG Agrees to Pay $4 Billion to Settle Asbestos Claims
USG Corp. said Monday it expects to emerge from 4 1/2 years in bankruptcy sometime this summer after the world's largest manufacturer of wallboard agreed to settle its asbestos-related lawsuits.
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Youngsville asbestos victim watches Senate fight over compensation bill
Posted on Feb 07, 2006 | TheAdvertiser.com
Youngsville asbestos victim watches Senate fight over compensation bill
As U.S. senators argued from her television set Monday, Betty Lerille talked about the end of her life.It's an odd thing, talking about imminence of her death on days like today, when she feels well, on what she calls "a good day.
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Firm Fined for Asbestos Risk
Posted on Feb 02, 2006 | Eveningnews24.co.uk
Firm Fined for Asbestos Risk
A factory where 200 people worked was yesterday branded a "Jekyll and Hyde operation" for endangering the lives of employees by ignoring pleas to remove potentially-lethal asbestos.
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Maryville man sues Alcoa, Inc.; alleges company caused daughter's death
Posted on Jan 30, 2006 | www.wbir.com
Maryville man sues Alcoa, Inc.; alleges company caused daughter's death
Interferon alpha maintenance therapy may provide substantial improvement in survival over existing therapies in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM), according to findings presented here at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) 42 nd Annual Meeting.
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Former railroad worker files asbestos lawsuit
Posted on Jan 31, 2006 | www.wvrecord.com
Former railroad worker files asbestos lawsuit
A former railroad worker and his wife have filed a lawsuit claiming he was exposed to asbestos during his nearly 40 years on the job.
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WORKED TO DEATH
To make a decent living, workers have often ignored personal safety
Posted on Jan 29, 2006 | Chicagotribune.com
WORKED TO DEATH
To make a decent living, workers have often ignored personal safety
"When my father's blue Chevy station wagon entered the cul-de-sac of my childhood at the end of the day, our kitchen table was already set for supper. Stepping onto the driveway, a powdery veil of pale dust clinging to his work clothes, my father would remind me that a daughter's hug would have to wait. "
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Laundry caused 84-year-old's asbestos illness, lawyers claim in Madison County trial
Posted on Feb 16, 2006 | Edwardsville Bureau
Laundry caused 84-year-old's asbestos illness, lawyers claim in Madison County trial
An 84-year-old woman from Burbank , Ill. is asking a Madison County jury to award her damages because she was exposed to asbestos while washing her husband's work clothes between 1966 and 1970.
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Egg carton manufacturer fined £50,000 over asbestos
Posted on Feb 02, 2006 | www.hse.gov.uk
Egg carton manufacturer fined £50,000 over asbestos
Following its successful prosecution of Omni-Pac (UK) Ltd, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reminds everyone of the dangers of asbestos.
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Best Buy founder gives Mayo $48.9 million
Posted on Dec 03, 2005 | Pioneer Press
Best Buy founder gives Mayo $48.9 million
Four years ago, Best Buy founder Dick Schulze's first wife, Sandra, died of mesothelioma, a cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs.
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Exposure to Asbestos from Rocks Can Cause Malignant Mesothelioma
Posted on Feb 03, 2006 | DGDispatch
Exposure to Asbestos from Rocks Can Cause Malignant Mesothelioma
Californians who live close to naturally occurring asbestos sources and who are exposed to low levels of the mineral are at increased risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, a serious cancer of the membrane covering the lung, according to a new study.
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Egyptian Asbestos Workers Dying of Cancer
Posted on Jan 13, 2006 | Compwatch
Egyptian Asbestos Workers Dying of Cancer
Wrapped in a brown sweater, to protect himself against the Egyptian winter, a man turns the coals of a camp-fire to keep the water boiling for tea at a makeshift shanty-town in front of the blue iron fence that encircles a shuttered factory in an industrial suburb of north-east Cairo .
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ASBESTOS ARTICLES - MESOTHELIOMA LAWSUIT Note of Urgency

The first lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers were in 1929. Since then, many lawsuits have been filed against asbestos manufacturers and employers, for neglecting to implement safety measures after the links between asbestos, asbestosis, and mesothelioma became known (some reports seem to place this as early as 1898).

A good Mesothelioma attorney understands the unique complexities involved in this kind of litigation lawsuit, including asbestos product identification, specific asbestos-related medical issues, and specific time constraints that narrow the window of opportunity to file a claim.
It is important to find the right Mesothelioma lawyer before your state’s statutes of limitations expires, leaving you and your family grieving and empty-handed. There's no time to wait - contact our mesothelioma lawyers today for a free case review.

We have helped many people get experienced legal and medical help for their mesothelioma cancer and asbestos cancer cases. We will actually walk you the process of contacting an experienced mesothelioma lawyer that we have worked with to get you the best possible settlement for your mesothelioma case.

It is not uncommon for there to be 10-25 parties that are named in a mesothelioma lawsuit that are located across the United States. For example, a worker in California may have been exposed to asbestos from asbestos products shipped from Libby, Montana or from an iron ore plant in St. Paul Minnesota. This is why it is very important to obtain an experienced mesothelioma lawyer knows all of the companies in each state who have responsibility for your asbestos exposure.

We have helped people with mesothelioma cancer for more than five years on the Internet. The Mesothelioma Help Center is designed to give you quick & simple answers about mesothelioma treatments, asbestos exposure, mesothelioma diagnosis, mesothelioma symptoms, mesothelioma doctors, and we can refer you to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer in who has successfully settled mesothelioma cases.

ASBESTOS ARTICLES - New Mesothelioma Cases

  • It has been well documented for many years that asbestos exposure can result in the development of deadly cancers, particularly Mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos. It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.
  • There are currently about 3000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed per year, mostly in men over the age of 40.
  • About 4,000 People die each year from Mesothelioma. During the 20th century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the U. S.
  • More than 700,000 people have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies.
  • These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks. It is thought that around eight million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos over the past half a century, and many more cases - are expected to be reported in the next 25 years.

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Mesothelioma Symptoms

The most common Mesothelioma symptoms are the following:

Recent onset of shortness of breath (31%)
Recent increase in shortness of breath (30%)
Chest pain (43%)
 
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