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Asbestos in Philadelphia School Buildings Leads Teachers to Legal Action

For several months, local and national news outlets have reported on repeated discoveries of asbestos in the city of Philadelphia’s school buildings, and then came word that a long-time teacher had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. This diagnosis represented the outcome that has long been feared, and these developments have driven the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers to file a lawsuit against the school district, demanding more responsible handling of asbestos contamination in the schools.

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Mesothelioma Fears Return After Asbestos Found in Another Toy Product

Asbestos has been found in another children’s toy, causing fears of malignant mesothelioma in parents around the country.  Mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. It is generally associated with older men who were exposed to the carcinogenic material while working in blue collar settings or in the military in the years before its dangers were made public. But in recent years, asbestos has moved to the forefront of parental concern, as it has been found in products ranging from Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder to a variety of toys sold by major retailers. 

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Study Reveals That White Women Are At Highest Risk for Depression After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with the rare and fatal form of cancer known as malignant mesothelioma will always represent grief, sadness and a shortened life, but the news is harder for some patients to cope with than for others. According to a recent study conducted at the University of Florida, of all patients given an advanced cancer diagnosis, white women are the most likely to experience clinical depression.

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Mesothelioma Claims Force Asbestos Company Into Bankruptcy

Ever since it was established that exposure to asbestos causes malignant mesothelioma, people diagnosed with the disease have been filing lawsuits against the asbestos companies that negligently (and often knowingly) exposed them to risk. With many of these claims resulting in multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements, dozens of asbestos manufacturers and suppliers were forced into chapter 11 bankruptcy filings. Years after that process started, one of the last remaining asbestos companies to have avoided that fate has filed for bankruptcy, pointing to thousands of outstanding asbestos injury claims as the reason.

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How Businesses Should Deal With Asbestos Contamination & Mesothelioma Fears

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and fatal form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Though the disease has long been associated with occupations that put workers in close proximity to the carcinogenic material, which was widely used in American industry and construction for decades, in recent years the risk focus has started to shift, and people are being sickened by asbestos that is in place in buildings and hidden in products made of minerals that are in close proximity to asbestos in nature. As a result, business owners and industry leaders are starting to consider the types of changes that they need to make in order to protect consumers and employees, as well as protecting themselves from costly litigation.

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European Researchers’ New Discovery May Represent Cure for Mesothelioma

Researchers from Europe have just announced that they have successfully eradicated cancer in laboratory animals through the combination of immunotherapy and nano-sized copper compounds, and the medical world is sitting up and paying attention.

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Facing Mesothelioma Risks, Beleaguered Philadelphia Schools Seek State Help

In the face of a teacher diagnosed with mesothelioma, another school found to be contaminated with asbestos, and an insufficient budget, officials from the city of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia School District are turning to the state for assistance. 

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New Mexico Attorney General Files Asbestos Lawsuit Against Johnson & Johnson

With thousands of mesothelioma and ovarian cancer lawsuits filed against them, consumer giant Johnson & Johnson generally would not be put off at the news of just one more case pending against them. But in this case the suit is being filed by an entire U.S. state, and the claim is that the company marketed a product they knew posed serious health risks, and did so specifically to minorities. 

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Appeals Court Upholds Asbestos Victim’s $7.3 Million Jury Verdict

When William Busch, Jr. worked for Honeywell in the early 1970s, he never dreamed that his role in constructing the Loch Raven High School would lead to a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, the terminal form of cancer. But over the three to four months that he worked alongside insulators in the boiler room, he was constantly breathing in asbestos dust from the insulation that they were installing, and over the years the fibers that he’d inhaled had caused permanent damage to his cells and led to the development of the disease. He filed a lawsuit against the company responsible for the insulation, saying that Wallace & Gale had failed to provide adequate protection. Though a jury agreed and found the company guilty, they appealed the $7.4 million award, saying that it was based on circumstantial evidence. Recently an appeals court in Baltimore County denied their appeal, concluding that “a reasonable factfinder could have found by a preponderance of the evidence that W&G performed the asbestos insulation work in the LRHS boiler room.”

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Study Shows Women At Highest Risk For Depression After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

The statistics on the incidence of mesothelioma make it clear that most of the people diagnosed with the rare, asbestos-related cancer are men. But that higher rate of diagnosis does not necessarily mean that men suffer more when they get the disease, and one recent study found that when it comes to experiencing debilitating depression after diagnosis, it is women who are more likely to be symptomatic.

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