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Nov 1 2016

69 Year-Old Carpenter and Contractor Has "Lived a Good Life"

In the summer of 2015, Roy first began experiencing pain on his right side. He of course ignored the pain because if you knew Roy, you would understand what a tough hombre is he! Roy has been working construction since he was 12 years old. He was ...

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Oct 31 2016

Jury Awards $18M to Retired City Government Official Who Contracted Mesothelioma from Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder

The Worthington Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on October 19, 2016, a Los Angeles jury awarded $18,070,000 to our clients in a case entitled Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc. et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number ...

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Oct 31 2016

Jury Awards $7M to Retired Banker Exposed to Asbestos Renovating Homes

The Worthington Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on October 24, 2016 a Los Angeles jury awarded $7,042,300 to our clients in Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC604809. The plaintiff was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a cancer ...

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Aug 24 2015

60 Year Old Real Estate Developer in Orange County, California Weathering the Storm

John Doe couldn’t believe the news when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. At 58, he led an active lifestyle both personally and professionally, regularly traveling and maintaining his position as senior vice president of a major Orange County ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Dec 18 2018

Baby Powder's Possible Asbestos Link Worried Johnson & Johnson for Years

On December 14, 2018, the New York Times published an article investigating Johnson & Johnson’s concern over asbestos in its Baby Powder dating back to the early 1970s. A concern which J&J chose not to share with regulators and ...

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Dec 17 2018

Reuters News: "Johnson & Johnson Knew for Decades That Asbestos Lurked in its Baby Powder"

Back in 1997, our client Darlene Coker was diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 52. With the assistance of co-counsel, Herschel Hobson, Roger Worthington and our firm investigated Darlene’s past for exposure to asbestos-containing ...

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Nov 19 2018

Thank You for Your Support of the 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this year's 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma which has raised over $140,000 for Mesothelioma research! For highlights of the event and inspiring interviews from patients, watch the video here: ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Jul 3 2019

To Local 36 - Thank You and Drink Up!

Over 100 years ago, when the Industrial Revolution was revving up, Local 36 was formed to organize insulators, also known as, “laggers.” Laggers applied insulation on hot surfaces to keep the heat in. Most of the insulation materials at ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Mar 23 2015

New Asbestos Bills Before Congress, but will Meaningful Legislature Finally be Passed?

A new bill has been introduced to congress this week which would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to re -consider a ban on asbestos, and many other toxic chemicals that have been found to cause cancer, developmental disorders, ...

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Feb 13 2015

The Truth Behind the FACT Act

Robert Weissman, President of Public Citizen, a non-profit, consumer rights advocacy group and think tank based in D.C., shared some facts regarding the so-called “Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act” (FACT Act) in an article ...

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Nov 14 2013

Asbestos Industry-Backed FACT Act Passed by House GOP's-But Not Likely to Go Any Further

US News reports that on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 the House approved House Resolution 982, the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT Act) in a vote 221-199. The FACT Act is part of a national campaign being led by the American ...

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Aug 9 2013

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 - Yet Another Obstacle to Banning Asbestos in the U.S

The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (S. 1009) (CSIA) is a bill currently before congress. The legislation is designed to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) of 1976. Many public health advocates who support TSCA reform do not ...

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Dec 16 2016

Study Shows That New Treatment Method May Dramatically Increase the Lifespan of Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the Hospital of the University of ...

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Jun 16 2016

Does Surgery for Mesothelioma Improve Quality of Life?

When it comes to mesothelioma, surgery could be a helpful option to prolong the life of the patient. However, there are a number of patients who may undergo surgery because they believe it will impact their quality of life. This is an interesting ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

Continue Reading...
Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 15 2019

First Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA in 15 Years

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved the NovoTTF-100L system to be used in combination with pemetrexed (aka Alimta) plus platinum-based chemotherapy (Cisplatin or Carboplatin) as a front-line treatment of unresectable, locally ...

Continue Reading...
Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Jul 11 2019

State Attorneys General Sue EPA for Stricter Asbestos Rules

Eleven Democratic attorneys general from across the country recently announced in a press release that they have filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) for failure to initiate effective asbestos regulation. In ...

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Mar 11 2019

The Pacific Meso Center Issued a Patent for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Research

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) announced the issuance of a U.S. patent for their mesenchymal stem research program. The patent’s inventors Dr. Raymond Wong and Dr. Robert B. Cameron, Scientific Advisor at PMC, Director of the UCLA ...

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Oct 30 2018

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 7th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso Raises Over $140,000 for Mesothelioma Research!

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted the 7 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso at the historic Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event is highly anticipated in the local meso community and continues to attract more people every year. The sun was ...

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Sep 26 2018

Global Asbestos Disaster Study

A new study compiles and provides the latest evidence of the magnitude of asbestos-related diseases in order to present the best data for prevention and regulation. The study finds that asbestos-related deaths are indeed increasing worldwide while ...

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Sep 10 2018

Registration for PMC's 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso is Open!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event ...

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Oct 31 2016

Jury Awards $18M to Retired City Government Official Who Contracted Mesothelioma from Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder

The Worthington Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on October 19, 2016, a Los Angeles jury awarded $18,070,000 to our clients in a case entitled Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc. et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number ...

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Oct 31 2016

Jury Awards $7M to Retired Banker Exposed to Asbestos Renovating Homes

The Worthington Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on October 24, 2016 a Los Angeles jury awarded $7,042,300 to our clients in Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number BC604809. The plaintiff was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, a cancer ...

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Feb 12 2016

$5,776,500.00 for Family of Mesothelioma Patient

$5,776,500.00 for the family of a 60 year old mesothelioma patient who was exposed to asbestos while working as a welder, floor installer, and painter as well as during home renovations. The case was filed in Los Angeles, California in April of 2015 ...

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Jul 29 2015

$1.42 Million Awarded to Family of 65-Year Old Former Navy Veteran

Asbestos cancer litigation law firm Worthington & Caron, P.C. today announced a verdict in favor of their client, Janet Voelker in the case of her 65-year-old former Navy firefighter and boiler tender who died of mesothelioma, a cancer caused by ...

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Mar 20 2019

Register Now for the Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride on April 6, 2019!

It’s time to “Get your motor running…Head out on the Highway” for the 2019 Greatest Escape Motorcycle Ride!! The ride, which raises funds for mesothelioma research conducted by the Pacific Mesothelioma Center in Los Angeles, ...

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Mar 11 2019

The Pacific Meso Center Issued a Patent for Mesenchymal Stem Cell Research

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) announced the issuance of a U.S. patent for their mesenchymal stem research program. The patent’s inventors Dr. Raymond Wong and Dr. Robert B. Cameron, Scientific Advisor at PMC, Director of the UCLA ...

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Nov 19 2018

Thank You for Your Support of the 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this year's 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma which has raised over $140,000 for Mesothelioma research! For highlights of the event and inspiring interviews from patients, watch the video here: ...

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Sep 10 2018

Registration for PMC's 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso is Open!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 7th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The event ...

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Sep 26 2018

Join Us for the 8th International Symposium on Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Saturday, September 29th at the UCLA Luskin Center

Worthington & Caron, PC is proud to be lead sponsor of the The 8th International Mesothelioma Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma, where International Experts from around the world will meet to discuss the ...

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Apr 28 2015

It's Not Too Late! Register Today for the 5th International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma!

It’s not too late to register! Join us this weekend as some of the world’s leading mesothelioma experts and advocates highlight the most promising medical advances in mesothelioma treatment and cutting-edge new research. The 5 th ...

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Apr 1 2015

Early Bird Special! Register Now for the 5th International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will once again be sponsoring the 5 th International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma. The 5 th Annual Symposium will once again be held at the Le ...

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Jun 9 2014

Dr. Robert Cameron Chairs International Panel of Medical Specialists at 4th Annual Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The Pacific Meso Center, in conjunction with The Office of Continuing Medical Education of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, held the 4th International Symposium on Lung-SparingTherapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma on June 7, 2014 ...

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Jul 17 2019

Johnson & Johnson under Criminal Investigation for Asbestos Cover Up

Johnson & Johnson is facing a criminal investigation by the U.S. Justice Department following revelations the company knew its talc products, including the iconic Baby Powder, were contaminated with asbestos but continued to sell the products for ...

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Jul 12 2019

Claire's Busted Again for Asbestos in Cosmetics

Claire’s makeup and beauty supply chain is under fire again after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a “Safety Alert” announcing that ongoing testing of Claire’s cosmetic talc makeup products revealed the presence ...

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Mar 8 2019

FDA Confirms Asbestos in Claire's Makeup; Acknowledges Need For Regulation of Cosmetics Industry

On Tuesday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Statement and a Recall Alert after confirming the presence of asbestos in cosmetic powder makeup products marketed to young girls and teens, and sold by retailer Claire's. The ...

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Feb 22 2019

Johnson & Johnson Issued Federal Subpoenas as Part of On-Going Investigation

The New York Times reports that in an SEC filing this week, Johnson & Johnson disclosed it had been subpoenaed by the Department of Justice and SEC regarding allegations that it led a decades-long campaign to cover up asbestos in Baby Powder and ...

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Feb 7 2017

A Multicenter Study of the EZH2 Inhibitor Tazemetostat in Adult Subjects With Relapsed or Refractory Malignant Mesothelioma With BAP1 Loss of Function

Tazemetostat is an investigational drug that kills cancer cells by stopping a gene called EZH2 from working. EZH2 affects how two other genes, INI1 and SMARCA4 work in cells. In early clinical development, tazemetostat has demonstrated clinical ...

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Dec 16 2016

Study Shows That New Treatment Method May Dramatically Increase the Lifespan of Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

A study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Maryland Medical System, the University of Maryland School of Medicine, the Penn-Presbyterian Medical Center, the University of Pennsylvania and the Hospital of the University of ...

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Nov 15 2016

An Aspirin a Day May Keep Mesothelioma Away

A recent study reveals that taking an aspirin every day may be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of mesothelioma in persons exposed to asbestos. The Facts Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos affecting over ...

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May 6 2015

Latest Lung-Sparing Therapies, Patient Resources and "Hollywood Ending" at Pacific Meso Center's 5th International Symposium

The Pacific Meso Center, in conjunction with The Office of Continuing Medical Education of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, held the 5th International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma on May 2nd, 2015 ...

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Oct 31 2016

Jury Awards $18M to Retired City Government Official Who Contracted Mesothelioma from Asbestos-Contaminated Talcum Powder

The Worthington Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on October 19, 2016, a Los Angeles jury awarded $18,070,000 to our clients in a case entitled Depoian v. American International Industries, Inc. et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case Number ...

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Feb 12 2016

$5,776,500.00 for Family of Mesothelioma Patient

$5,776,500.00 for the family of a 60 year old mesothelioma patient who was exposed to asbestos while working as a welder, floor installer, and painter as well as during home renovations. The case was filed in Los Angeles, California in April of 2015 ...

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