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Georgia Workers and Volunteers Fear Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure

A local news station in Georgia is reporting that a group of workers and volunteers for the East Georgia Housing Authority may have been negligently exposed to asbestos, and now those individuals fear their risk of malignant mesothelioma. Making matters worse, they are getting little follow-up cooperation from the director of the organization.

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Advocacy Groups Disappointed by New Asbestos Restrictions

After much anticipation and argument, the Environmental Protection Agency under President Donald J. Trump has announced new restrictions on asbestos, the carcinogenic material responsible for malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, and other serious and deadly diseases. Though the rule does not go as far as public health advocates wanted, it does add measures that go beyond what the agency had originally suggested ,and many are accepting it as a “starting point.” The new regulations will prevent U.S. companies from either manufacturing or importing specific types of products that use he material unless they have first obtained federal approval. 

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Spain Sees Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Metro System for Knowing Asbestos Exposure

In the United States, families frequently file wrongful death lawsuits blaming asbestos companies and others for causing their loved ones’ exposure to asbestos and subsequent mesothelioma, but until recently that process has rarely been seen in other countries. But in recent years, more and more countries’ courts are beginning to allow victims to pursue personal injury lawsuits, and that happened recently in a labor court in Madrid, Spain, where the family of a 60-year-old maintenance worker who had worked for Metro de Madrid for over three decades sued the transit company, blaming it for negligence leading to his death from malignant mesothelioma. They are seeking the equivalent of $450,000 in compensatory damages.

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Mesothelioma Patients Need to Tell Doctors About Alternative Treatments

Physicians treating malignant mesothelioma have long supported the use of complementary and alternative therapies to help their patients deal with stress and pain. Practices such as yoga and meditation are not only encouraged, but many cancer centers that use a holistic approach to treating patients offer training and classes within their facilities. Unfortunately, a new study has revealed that many patients are employing therapies and taking supplements without telling their physicians about it, and in some cases this lack of communication is working against the best efforts of their physicians.  

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Site of Former GM Plant in Delaware Is Subject of Mesothelioma Fears

The president of the Delaware AFL-CIO is expressing serious concerns about mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases to workers and residents living near the site of a former General Motors plant in the midst of demolition. According to James Maravelias, neighborhoods and employees alike are being put at risk by inappropriate, haphazard and negligent removal of asbestos paneling. He claims that contaminated materials are being broken up, causing microscopic asbestos particles to float through the air within the building’s framework, which is slated to be demolished in the future. He is concerned that once the building’s skeleton is torn down, any dust that has been created will become a significant risk. 

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Part of Montana Superfund Site Blamed for Mesothelioma Deaths Is Declared Safe

The W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine has been identified as being responsible for hundreds of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease deaths and illnesses, and caused an enormous tract in the state of Montana to be identified as a Superfund site in need of decontamination and cleanup. That cleanup effort has been going on for seventeen years, but a recent announcement by U.S. officials indicated that it is nearing an end. In a statement issued this past week, a spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Agency said that they have determined that cleanup of a 45-acre area located five miles north of downtown Libby is complete, and that “no further remediation action is needed to protect human health and environment.”

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French Supreme Court Allows Claims for Anxiety Over Mesothelioma Risk

Following a recent Supreme Court decision, French workers exposed to asbestos can now claim for damage caused by anxiety related to the consequences of their asbestos exposure regardless of where they worked, if they can prove they were exposed to and suffer from ‘anxiety damage’.

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Russian Town Disputes Science on Asbestos While Refusing to Acknowledge Existence of Mesothelioma

The Russian town of Asbest is home to a 130-year-old asbestos mine that still has enough of the deadly carcinogen to keep producing for more than a century, and the mine’s owners are currently focusing on discounting claims that asbestos causes mesothelioma and other cancers: they are also counting on U.S. President Donald Trump to ease American restrictions on the product.

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Maryland Legislators Consider New Approach to Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawsuits

The state of Maryland is facing a tremendous backlog of lawsuits filed by people diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other victims of asbestos exposure. With more than 30,000 cases pending in the Baltimore Circuit Court alone, the Maryland General Assembly is considering moving away from their current process and instead creating a state office specifically dedicated to these cases. The goal would be to offer a mediation process that would move more efficiently and provide plaintiffs with faster resolutions to their cases. Though the judiciary has voiced objections to the proposal, attorneys representing those who have been sickened by the carcinogenic material are praising the proposed process, and the state Senate recently voted unanimously to move the legislature forward to the House of Delegates for a vote.

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Mesothelioma Caregiving: Preparing for the Inevitable

When your loved one has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, one of the first things that you’re told is that the condition is terminal. Those are hard words to hear, and all-too-often we push that reality aside, especially as the focus turns to medical treatments meant to delay that outcome for as long as possible. Still, there will come a time when you recognize that the end is drawing near, and it is helpful to know what steps you can take to ease their final days.

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