Nationwide Mesothelioma and Asbestos Injury Blog

A tragedy with immediate and potentially long-term consequences

While cleanup efforts throughout the United States have removed a significant amount of asbestos, the deadly fibers once commonly found in supposedly safe roofing and insulation still exist. Discoveries of new dangers occur under various circumstances and practically on a daily basis.

An April 10 explosion caused by a gas leak in Durham, North Carolina, resulted in one such discovery. The aftermath saw two people dead, 24 others injured, and multiple North Duke Street businesses destroyed. Looking for answers as to the cause of the tragedy, search-and-rescue teams sifted through the rubble for several days.

The United States of Asbestos: Restrictions Instead of a Ban

Days after Andrew Wheeler testified before a congressional committee that he would ban the current use of asbestos, his Environmental Protection Agency instead announced newly tightened restrictions on the carcinogenic mineral.

It wasn’t the ban many were looking for.

Cruel and unusual strategies to fend off mesothelioma lawsuits

Severe and potentially fatal diseases contracted through asbestos exposure presents obstacles to those diagnosed and their family members. Complicating critical health issues further are legal and financial matters.

Legislators in Missouri seem intent on adding yet another barrier.

Helpful ideas regarding care of a terminally ill loved one

If your loved one is one of many in Illinois who have been concerned about lingering, adverse health symptoms, it likely means that your family has been feeling a bit stressed. There are many reasons why it's important to seek medical attention if you or a family member isn't feeling well but can't quite figure out why. One of the most important reasons is that symptoms might be due to a serious, underlying health issue.

Sadly, for many people in Illinois and across the country, this type of situation leads to medical examination, which, in turn, leads to a diagnosis of terminal illness. For those who work or have worked in factories, shipyards, mills or industries, such as construction, railroad or auto mechanics, such diagnoses often involve asbestos injuries.

Johnson & Johnson’s sudden and surprising settlements

Is Johnson & Johnson taking another look at their talc-based products and the possibility of asbestos playing a role in what seems to be countless mesothelioma diagnoses?

In a shocking and highly uncharacteristic decision by a company with vast financial resources, the top healthcare product manufacturer settled three lawsuits alleging that their talc products have a direct link to a serious and deadly illness.

Are Claire’s makeup products putting young people at risk?

The presence of asbestos was once commonplace in construction, shipbuilding and automotive industries, a practice that continued into the 1970’s. Up until the 1990’s, home insulation and building materials believed to be safe contained asbestos. Today, deadly fibers are still released into the air when materials are disturbed despite efforts to curtail the risk of exposure.

The shocking discovery of asbestos in Johnson & Johnson baby powder has increased awareness of its presence in consumer products. It has also put a larger number of consumers at risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses.

The Fight To Increase Awareness Of Asbestos Exposure

For a government entity that boasts its commitment to protection, the Environmental Protection Agency seems to be falling short in shielding the public from the continuing, deadly effects of asbestos exposure.

Following the EPA’s denial of a petition to mandate expanded asbestos reporting, several public health groups have joined forces. Through legal action, the organizations want the EPA to reconsider its end-of-year ruling through legal action.

Issues that increase the risk of asbestos injuries

Are you one of many people in Illinois who have possibly dealt with asbestos exposure? Anyone who works or lives in an older building, factory, shipyard or structure that went through renovation may be at risk for asbestos-related injury. If you work in a place where such hazards are present, your employer is legally obligated to inform you of the issues and also to provide proper training and equipment available to help you stay safe.

Sadly, far too many incidents have occurred in the past where employers failed in their duties, and workers suffered after contracting terminal illnesses after being exposed to asbestos on the job. Perhaps it is a second-hand exposure problem that has placed you at risk; if your spouse or a parent comes home with asbestos fibers on his or her clothing, you could have inhaled or ingested the microscopic particles. There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure; however, there are definitely times when the substance poses an increased danger.

Johnson & Johnson under fire for asbestos in baby powder

Almost everyone has heard of Johnson & Johnson’s iconic baby powder. But did you know it might be giving you cancer?

In December, Reuters News released a report that provided evidence to show Johnson & Johnson was aware of the presence of asbestos in its baby powder. Now, the United States government is demanding answers from the company.

Are doctors keeping you from mesothelioma treatment?

According to a recent study, doctors might be the reason patients with Mesothelioma are not receiving treatment. The reason is doctor “nihilism,” or doctor suspicion that the treatment will not work.

The recent study surveyed over 100 doctors and 20 nurses. At least 90 percent of the doctors believe 10 percent of mesothelioma patients are victims of doctor nihilism. That means out of the 3 thousand people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, at least 300 will not receive proper treatment. However, almost half of the doctors believe it could be up to 20 percent of patients, which would be around 600 individuals each year.

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