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Asbestos Exposure-Related Disease: Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a heat- and fire-resistant insulating material that has been used in many industries over the course of almost 200 years. But the material can cause a number of lung diseases when the fibe... Read more

Silica Lawsuits

What is Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral. It makes up a large part of sand and rocks like granite and sandstone, and it's used to manufacture everyday, ordinary products like tiles, ... Read more

The Effects of Mesothelioma on the Body

Mesothelioma1 is a form of cancer that involves the cells lining the lungs, abdominal organs, and heart. The disease is relatively uncommon. Doctors diagnose between 2,000 and 3,000 new cases each yea... Read more

Toxic Mold Contamination in Your Home

You need to be worried about mold contamination and its related health risks if your home suffers extensive water damage from severe storms, floods or hurricanes. Even leaky sinks, tubs and toilets ca... Read more

Long Term Impact of Pradaxa Use

When a new drug is offered on the market, doctors have new hope for their patients. The initial reception for the blood thinner Pradaxa® was no different. Prescribed as a treatment for the side effect... Read more

Myths and Misconceptions About Mesothelioma

Despite an increasing number of news reports, the American public remains unaware of the various causes, impact, dangers and treatments for mesothelioma. Although mesothelioma is considered a rare can... Read more

Pleural Mesothelioma

What is pleural mesothelioma? Pleural mesothelioma cancer is the most common form of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for three-fourths of mesothelioma cases. The tumor starts in the lining of th... Read more

Mesothelioma Misdiagnosis

Mesothelioma, a cancer that results from malignant cells in the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities,1 can be difficult to diagnose. The symptoms that are associated with it, such as weight loss... Read more

Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Presented by Mesothelioma lawyers, Belluck & Fox. The mineral asbestos has a long history, and was widely used in the construction and ship building industries from the late 19th Century and w... Read more

Treatments for Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma treatment is determined on an individual basis Mesothelioma is a cancer that can arise three to five decades after breathing in asbestos fibers into the lungs, usually from exposur... Read more

A Chronic Illness May Mean Long-Term Workers Comp

Millions of Americans suffer from chronic pain or illness, meaning it really never heals or goes away, but rather continues for years or even a life time. When it comes to workers' compensation (worke... Read more

It's in Your Genes: Is a Home DNA Test Worth It?

Human beings are curious by nature. We want answers, and for many of us, the "unknown" is utterly unacceptable. Now, there are promises for cracking some of the great unknowns: Are you at risk for a s... Read more

Stages of Mesothelioma Development

Mesothelioma staging After mesothelioma is diagnosed, the stage of the cancer is determined by various tests, including X-ray and other forms of imaging where the doctor can see the tumor and how i... Read more

Mesothelioma Support

Mesothelioma1 is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Tumors form in the layer cells that lines the body’s internal organs (the mesothelium). The most common form of the disease is pleural mesothelio... Read more

FAQs About Mesothelioma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mesothelioma If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you likely have questions. Following are some facts about mesothelioma. What is... Read more

Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

The main cause of mesothelioma cancer, or malignant mesothelioma, is asbestos exposure.1 In people who develop mesothelioma but were never exposed to asbestos, the cause of the tumor is unknown.2 H... Read more

Mesothelioma Cases

Asbestos1 is a group of natural minerals. It is possible to separate asbestos fibers into thin, very durable threads. Asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and fire. They are also resistant to many ch... Read more

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk of asbestos-related diseases if you are exposed to asbestos at work or elsewhere. Asbestos can cause pulmonary cancer, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, an... Read more

FDA Class One Recall of GranuFlo and NaturaLyte

According to the Centers of Disease Control, one in ten adults in America has some form of chronic kidney (renal) disease.1 And for those with end stage renal disease, nearly 400,000 people are treate... Read more

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Effects of mesothelioma injury Though mesothelioma usually starts in the lungs, the cancer can occur anywhere in the abdominal or chest cavity.1 The effects of mesothelioma depend on the location o... Read more

NuvaRing and Blood Clots

NuvaRing® is a hormonal contraceptive device. There are a number of different reasons why women may choose NuvaRing as a method of birth control. The device is simple to use. Women may place and remov... Read more

Living with Mesothelioma

Even though cancer researchers expect the mesothelioma mortality rate to peak in the next couple of years,1 what you can expect after being diagnosed with mesothelioma depends on the stage and type of... Read more

Why You Need an Attorney

If you have cancer from asbestos exposure, a mesothelioma attorney may be able to help The link between mesothelioma and asbestos Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that usually starts in the lungs... Read more

Hospitals Can Make You Sicker

People who enter hospitals and other healthcare facilities are often ill or injured to begin with. They expect to get better. Sometimes, however, a hospital acquired infection (HAI) makes them even wo... Read more

Mesothelioma in Non-High-Risk Patients

Mesothelioma1 is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining (mesothelium) of certain body organs. Mesothelioma causes tumors to form in the lining of the lung, abdomen or heart and is an aggressive... Read more

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