Lawsuit alleges asbestos at Penn State campus caused former professor’s mesothelioma death

Penn State University is facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of a former professor at the school who died in 2014 from mesothelioma cancer. The lawsuit, filed by the family of professor Peter Labosky, alleges that their father’s mesothelioma diagnosis was caused by decades of exposure to asbestos materials that were present in buildings on the Penn State campus in State College, Pennsylvania. (more…)

By |2021-02-05T15:45:57+00:00February 8th, 2021|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Lawsuit alleges asbestos at Penn State campus caused former professor’s mesothelioma death

Mississippi families file class action lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure at Frito-Lay plant

A Mississippi family has filed a class action lawsuit against Frito-Lay, alleging that employees at it Jackson, Mississippi manufacturing plant were exposed to asbestos on the job, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer or other asbestos-related diseases. The lawsuit was filed by the son of a man who worked at Frito-Lay’s Mississippi plant and was diagnosed with lung cancer, which his son believes was caused by asbestos exposure. (more…)

By |2020-12-30T14:26:23+00:00December 30th, 2020|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Mississippi families file class action lawsuit over alleged asbestos exposure at Frito-Lay plant

FDA approves new drug combination to treat patients with pleural mesothelioma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted approval for a two-drug combination designed to treat pleural mesothelioma. The new drug regimen — a combination of the medications Opdivo (nivolumab) and Yervoy (ipilimumab) — is the first mesothelioma drug treatment approved by the FDA in 16 years, and only the second ever FDA-approved mesothelioma treatment. (more…)

By |2020-11-24T15:19:57+00:00November 23rd, 2020|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on FDA approves new drug combination to treat patients with pleural mesothelioma

Workers at Asbestos Jobsites May Face Mesothelioma Cancer Risks Decades After Exposure

Until a few decades ago, when the use of products containing asbestos was restricted because of their link to mesothelioma cancer, the use of asbestos materials was widespread in the U.S. One of the most common places to encounter these asbestos products was in the workplace, including industrial and manufacturing sites. (more…)

By |2020-10-19T16:50:00+00:00September 7th, 2020|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Workers at Asbestos Jobsites May Face Mesothelioma Cancer Risks Decades After Exposure

What is the difference between mesothelioma lawsuits and asbestos trust fund claims?

For decades, the use of products containing asbestos was widespread across numerous industries in the United States. Between the 1930s and the 1970s — when the use of asbestos was restricted in the U.S. — hundreds of thousands of workers and ordinary citizens were exposed to asbestos, putting them at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases linked to asbestos. (more…)

By |2020-10-19T16:41:35+00:00June 25th, 2020|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on What is the difference between mesothelioma lawsuits and asbestos trust fund claims?

First Mesothelioma Death Among 9/11 First Responders Reported in Pennsylvania

The first death linked to mesothelioma cancer among 9/11 first responders has been reported in Pennsylvania. Experts say that the case may be the first of thousands of mesothelioma deaths among emergency workers who worked at Ground Zero in the days and weeks following terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001. (more…)

By |2020-10-19T16:38:25+00:00December 3rd, 2019|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on First Mesothelioma Death Among 9/11 First Responders Reported in Pennsylvania

Military veterans at risk of mesothelioma and other diseases from asbestos exposure

Products containing asbestos were widely used by the U.S. military from the 1930s until the 1970s. If you or a loved one served in the US Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, or Merchant Marines and were diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit and seek compensation. (more…)

By |2020-10-19T17:14:25+00:00September 30th, 2019|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Military veterans at risk of mesothelioma and other diseases from asbestos exposure

Asbestos exposure victims may be at risk of mesothelioma cancer

Workers and other individuals who were exposed to asbestos may be at risk of developing mesothelioma cancer. Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible to file a lawsuit against the companies that manufactured the asbestos products to which they were exposed. (more…)

By |2020-10-19T15:51:10+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Mesothelioma and Asbestos|Comments Off on Asbestos exposure victims may be at risk of mesothelioma cancer
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