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Aug 18 2016

Donald Trump Thinks Asbestos is Great

In June we shared a post from Mother Jones “Trump Files”, a series of posts that highlight the business mogul and Republican Presidential Candidate’s many oddities from over the years. We previously discussed how, in 1997, Trump ...

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Jun 9 2016

Donald Trump Thinks Asbestos is "100% Safe"

No stranger to controversial remarks, presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump claimed in his 1997 book, The Art of the Comeback, that asbestos is “100% safe” and has gotten "a bad rap.” According to Mr. Trump, there is an ...

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Jun 9 2016

"Asbestos" Referenced in Provocative Basquiat Painting at L.A.'s Broad Museum

The Broad Museum is Los Angeles’ newest addition to the contemporary art scene, courtesy of billionaire philanthropist Eli Broad and his wife Edythe. Wandering the space of what has already become an architectural landmark, you are overwhelmed ...

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Mar 29 2016

LA Courts Routinely Reject California Mesothelioma Deposition Limits Law

Despite recommendations from doctors to limit depositions of in extremis mesothelioma plaintiffs, the LA Courts have routinely refused to apply the six hour limit law. We are not advocating that Defendants not be allowed to cross examine plaintiffs. ...

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Jan 15 2016

House Passes Asbestos Industry Friendly FACT Act, Despite Opposition of Veterans

Despite strong opposition from at least 16 national veterans group and asbestos victims everywhere, this past Friday the House of Representatives voted 211-188 in favor of the Fairness in Class Action Litigation and Furthering Asbestos Claim ...

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Oct 21 2015

Pacific Mesothelioma Center Receives $100,000 Donation for Stem Cell and Vaccine Immunotherapy Research

Roger G. Worthington of Worthington & Caron, has donated $100,000 to the Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC). PMC, a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, is home to ground-breaking stem cell and immunotherapy research of ...

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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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Apr 29 2015

Jury Finds Colgate-Palmolive Talcum Powder Causes Mesothelioma, Awards $13 Million

A jury in Los Angeles County (Chatsworth) yesterday on April 28, 2015 unanimously found that Colgate-Palmolive’s Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder, which they sold from the 1930s to 1995, caused our client Judith Winkel’s malignant pleural ...

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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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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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Jan 17 2015

The Motorship Reports: 85% of New Ships Still Contain Asbestos

The Motorship, a website that provides insight for marine technology professionals, reports that 85% of new ships still contain asbestos. The good news is that due to tightening restrictions within the shipping industry, that number will be going ...

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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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