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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 19 2019

PBS NewsHour: "The stunning truth about asbestos use in the U.S."

On March 13, 2019, PBS NewsHour aired “The Stunning Truth About Asbestos Use in the U.S.” The report reminds that while asbestos is no longer a ubiquitous ingredient in building materials, it is still not banned and continues to ...

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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 15 2019

J&J Supplier Imerys Files for Bankruptcy Protection Amid Talc Lawsuits

On February 13, Imerys Talc America, a major talc supplier for Johnson & Johnson, filed for bankruptcy protection amid mounting lawsuits claiming exposure to its talc causes mesothelioma and ovarian cancer. Imerys is routinely named as a ...

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Feb 1 2019

Sri Lanka Halts Imports of Johnson's Baby Powder Over Asbestos Concerns

On January 30, 2019 Reuters reported that the National Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has banned imports of Johnson’s Baby Powder until independent testing of talc supplies proves the talc is asbestos free. This move comes in the wake of a ...

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Jan 31 2019

Senator Murray "Troubled" by Reports J&J Hid Risks of Baby Powder-Demands CEO to Produce Asbestos Info

On January 28, 2019, the United States Senate took the monumental step of demanding that consumer products giant, Johnson & Johnson, produce documents and information relating to asbestos in J&J Baby Powder. The demand was communicated in a ...

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Dec 31 2018

Los Angeles Times: "Johnson & Johnson's baby powder risk expands: It faces triple the cancer trials in 2019"

2019 is not looking bright for Johnson & Johnson. 2018 ended with bombshell news reports from Reuters News and the New York Times, chronicling evidence of J&J’s decades’-old concern about asbestos in baby powder which it hid from ...

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Dec 21 2018

Toxic UnTruths

It was deceptive then, and it’s deceptive now. Over 70 years ago a major asbestos insulation manufacturer marketed their products as “non-irritating and non-toxic.” They went further and asserted their asbestos insulation actually ...

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Dec 20 2018

J&J moves to limit impact of Reuters report on asbestos in Baby Powder

In an update to their bombshell reporting on Johnson & Johnson’s history of asbestos tainted talc, Reuter’s “ stands by its reporting ” as J&J continues to deal with the fallout of their PR nightmare and plummeting ...

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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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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

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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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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Jan 22 2018

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center Receives Funding For a FACS Machine for Its Mesothelioma Research

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a generous donation from Roger G. Worthington, of the law office Worthington & Caron P.C. to purchase a ...

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Oct 30 2017

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 6th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso Surpasses its Goal and Raises Over $150,000 for Mesothelioma Research!

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted the 6 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 weather ...

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Sep 15 2017

The Pacific Meso Center Receives $100,000 Towards the Anonymous $1 Million Challenge Pledge to Help Fight Mesothelioma

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., August 30, 2017 / EINPresswire.com / -- The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a generous $100,000 gift from Roger G. Worthington, of ...

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Jun 15 2017

Pacific Meso Center's 5th Annual "Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride Raises Funds and Awareness for Mesothelioma Research

LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S., June 14, 2017 / The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) held its 5 th annual “Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride on Sunday, June 4. The ride, inspired by The ...

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May 4 2017

Celebration of Courage, Determination, and Grit at the 11th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix

On Sunday April 30, 2017, amateur and professional bike racers from the US and beyond gathered in Dana Point, California for the 11 th Annual Dana Point Grand Prix. Worthington & Caron founder, Roger Worthington, has been a driving force behind ...

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Nov 1 2016

Pacific Mesothelioma Center's 5th Annual Walk / Hike for Meso Raises Over $121,000 for Mesothelioma Research

Pacific Mesothelioma Center’s 5 th Annual Walk / Hike for Meso took place on Sunday, October 23, at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. Hikers were welcomed to the old west by a cool breeze, overcast skies, ...

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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 26 2016

76 Year-Old Plumber, A Very Grateful Mesothelioma Survivor from Lancaster, California

John is a 76 year-old plumber from Lancaster, California who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in September of 2015. In January, Dr. Robert Cameron performed the pleurectomy/decortication surgery. This is John's story.

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Jun 8 2016

4th Annual, "The Greatest Escape" Motorcycle Ride is Back with Grand Marshal Fabio, Register now!

Roaring Up the Mountain! Worthington & Caron is thrilled to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 4th Annual “The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma Research in Los Angeles. “The Greatest ...

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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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