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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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Mar 25 2015

UCLA Health Releases New Video Chronicling Treatment of Six-Year Meso Survivor Martha Munoz

On March 23, 2015, UCLA Health released a new video which chronicles the medical treatment of Worthington & Caron, PC client Martha Munoz. Martha was 68 years old when she was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in March 2009. Her ...

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Jan 9 2015

Paul Zygeilbaum, 12 Year Survivor, Continuing the Fight to Outlast Mesothelioma and Ban Asbestos

Paul Zygeilbaum was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2003 and for the last 12 years has been an outspoken advocate for mesothelioma victims’ rights, medical research and a ban of asbestos. Paul was recently profiled in an SF Gate article in which ...

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Dec 4 2014

Worthington & Caron Mourns the Loss of 18 Year Meso Survivor Jill Vaughn

Stories of hope can be rare when talking about mesothelioma, even more rare than the aggressive cancer itself, but they do exist, giving us pause, that maybe we can fight this disease…and win. Jill Vaughn was one of these stories. She was a ...

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May 2 2014

$4M for Family with Patience, Faith and Determination

Larry Kinseth was 68 years old when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2007. Seeking the best treatment, Larry met with oncologists at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota as well as surgical oncologists in Los Angeles, California. Though his local ...

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Feb 22 2013

Johnson Family Advances Mesothelioma Research with $500,000 Pledge to The Pacific Meso Center

The Pacific Meso Center accepts the very generous pledge of $500,000 from the family of John Johnson to help build an innovative research and clinical care program between PMC and the Department of Veterans Affairs with the purpose of improving the ...

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Jun 11 2012

A Tribute to a Meso Patient Champion: Pastor Thurl Charles Van Kirk

Although the odds were always stacked against him, Pastor Thurl Charles Van Kirk defied the survival statistics for mesothelioma. He fought a courageous battle for four and a half years before passing away on May 25, 2012. In 2008, he was diagnosed ...

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Mar 27 2012

Mountain Climber Who Survived Two Disasters on Mount Everest Succumbs to Mesothelioma at Age 56

Lincoln Hall, a world renowned mountain climber, adventurer, author and philanthropist lost his battle with malignant mesothelioma last Tuesday, March 20, 2012. He was 56. Lincoln developed the rare disease from exposure to asbestos as a child when ...

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Mar 26 2012

Michael Johnson Repudiates Suffering, Dedicates Redlands Criterium to Dad and Meso Patients

REDLANDS, CA. Michael Johnson thought he knew a few things about suffering. As a former professional motocrosser and cyclist, he knew first hand what it felt like to push the body so hard that the mind nearly shut down in a dizzying fog of ...

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Mar 12 2012

Brett Clare Powers Break Away to Victory: "Love ya Dad!"

Murietta, CA. Brett Clare works hard, trains hard, and plays hard. But when it comes to cancer survivors, he's understandably got a soft spot. “I’m dedicating this win to my Dad,” Brett beamed, moments after winning the Tour of ...

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Mar 8 2012

"Make Your Mark For Meso" - March 11, 2012

Rosemarie Ganoe already knows a thing or two about pulling together as a community for a worthy cause. Last year she was honored as a “Person of Distinction” by the Los Angeles Daily Breeze newspaper, receiving the female volunteer honor ...

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Jan 24 2012

A Tribute to a Dedicated Man: John Johnson. 1943-2012

What is the measure of a man? Is it the degree of devotion by his loving wife? Is it the respect and admiration of his grateful children? Is it the way his grandchild giggles when he kisses her plump cheek? Is it the way he, despite great personal ...

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Nov 21 2011

Honoring Admiral Elmo Zumwalt and Remembering the Service Connected Asbestos-Induced Mesothelioma That Killed Him

Mesothelioma, as we know, does not respect fame, fortune, fitness, beauty or power. It has taken down movie stars ( Steve McQueen ), athletes ( Merlin Olsen ), artists ( Warren Zevon ), politicians ( Bruce Vento ), and warriors, such as Admiral Elmo ...

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Sep 17 2010

Dr. Cameron: "He clarified my options in lay terms"

Holger Lochheed is a 70 year-old retired hotel restaurant manager who lives with his wife Lynne in Mesquite, Texas. Holger was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma two years ago during a routine physical. Holger recently reviewed a copy of ...

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