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Researchers Link Talcum Powder to Mesothelioma in Women

Over the course of the last few years more and more has been learned about the kinds of exposure responsible for causing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is so strongly related to asbestos exposure that when a diagnosis is made the first thing a knowledgeable doctor asks is how were you exposed to asbestos. Sometimes we cant findRead More

Mesothelioma Litigation Update

In this video Chris Placitella presents breaking news concerning important decisions the will affect asbestos and mesothelioma cases around the country. Placitella explains the interplay between the litigation pending in both sate and federal court and why it may matter where your case is filed and the important strategic decisions plaintiff and defense lawyers make.Read More

7 Million Dollar NY Mesothelioma Verdict

    Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict Yesterday a New York jury awarded a former LILCO welder 7 million dollars for the mesothelioma he developed while building a LILCO powerplant. For a full video report click here Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict

Asbestos Litigation

7 Million Dollar NY Mesothelioma Verdict

    Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict Yesterday a New York jury awarded a former LILCO welder 7 million dollars for the mesothelioma he developed while building a LILCO powerplant. For a full video report click here Video Report Mesothelioma Verdict

Pneumo Abex Must Pay $3.3M More To Asbestos Victim's Family

A California jury determined last week that Pneumo Abex LLC must pay $3.3 million to the family of a now-deceased man who allegedly contracted mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in brake linings, in addition to the $9.75 million that was paid to the man and his wife while he was still alive. If youRead More

Mesothelioma Verdicts

Cleveland Mesothelioma Case Against Kelsey Hayes Awards 27.5 Million

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues Gary Paul, Demetrios Zacharopoulos and John Mismas for such a tremendous victory. The plaintiff John Panza was only 40 years old and suffering from mesothelioma. He and his wife Jane began dating in high school. John is a college professor. John’s exposure to asbestos came  from his father who was a bystander at a facility theRead More

IARC Declares All Forms of Asbestos Cause Cancer

  A common defense employed in most mesothelioma trials is that chrysotile asbestos does not cause mesothelioma. This position is once again rebuffed by the IARC. The International Agency for Research on Cancer calls for end to use of all forms of asbestos Kathleen Ruff, RightOnCanada.ca In a Joint Statement, released on February 19, 2013,Read More

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