New York man wins $7M in asbestos lawsuit

October 3rd, 2014

A Long Island man was awarded $7 million in his asbestos lawsuit against a former employer while he assisted in the construction of the Northport Power Station. Ralph North contracted mesothelioma cancer in 2012 after suffering asbestos exposure 46 years prior as a boiler installer. North was awarded $3.5 for past pain and suffering and $3.5 for future pain and… read more »

Highest ever payout in UK goes to terminally ill steel worker

September 12th, 2014

The highest ever asbestos lawsuit payout in the United Kingdom has been awarded to a former steel worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer 35 years after asbestos exposure. Steven Dunning, 54, was awarded more than $2.2 million after alleging his former employee willingly exposed him to asbestos. read more »

Asbestos hiding behind Byzantine wall paintings

May 27th, 2014

Researchers from UCLA have discovered that monks used asbestos in the finishing plaster of Byzantine wall paintings to give them a shiny coat. Now known as a carcinogenic substance responsible for thousands of deaths, asbestos was then thought to be a useful material, and even previously considered a miracle substance by civilizations thousands of years ago.… read more »

Actor Ed Lauter’s family files mesothelioma lawsuit

May 6th, 2014

The family of famed actor Ed Lauter has filed a mesothelioma lawsuit against the companies that employed Lauter, including CBS and General Electric. Lauter died in October 2013 after contracting mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.… read more »

Women likely to be significant portion of asbestos-related illness patients

April 1st, 2014

Women are likely to form a higher proportion of patients with asbestos-related illnesses, according to The Asbestos Narratives. Researchers are calling these patients the “third wave” of people who develop mesothelioma, asbestosis and other diseases from asbestos exposure.… read more »

Widow of man who died from mesothelioma urging schools to clean asbestos

January 22nd, 2014

The widow of an English man who died from mesothelioma cancer is pleading city officials to clean up asbestos in schools. The City of Leicester, England revealed that as many as 77 school sites contained potentially deadly asbestos.… read more »

Judge upholds $2.3 million jury verdict in mesothelioma lawsuit

January 3rd, 2014

A trial court Judge has upheld a $2.3 million jury verdict awarded to a woman whose husband passed away after contracting mesothelioma. Charlotte Vinciguerra argued that her husband Frank experienced asbestos exposure while working as a mechanic for E.I. DuPont.… read more »

Surgery and specialized chemotherapy proving successful in mesothelioma treatment

December 2nd, 2013

A second round of cytoreductive surgery coupled with Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) had a peritoneal mesothelioma survival rate of nearly three times those who only received one surgery. The median survival rate of those who received 1 surgery was 27 months, but the median survival rate of those who received 2 was 80 months.… read more »

Report shows new treatment may benefit some patients with mesothelioma

November 12th, 2013

A new report published in the journal Science Translational Medicine indicates that a new treatment method may help some mesothelioma patients. The treatment involves SS1P, an immunotoxin which targets a protein vital to mesothelioma cancer’s proliferation in the body.… read more »

Exposed asbestos found on University of Texas campus

November 1st, 2013

Exposed asbestos was found in several buildings on the University of Texas at Austin campus, according to the school newspaper. School officials said they promptly cleaned up the asbestos in several of the buildings, but that it was exposed when parts of the building warped.… read more »

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