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Jul 10 2017

Recent Study Assessing Asbestos Fiber Burden in Human Lungs Provides New Insights into the Chrysotile Debate

A new German study published in the European Respiratory Journal sought to determine if the fiber burden in the lungs of persons exposed to asbestos decreased over time. Researchers found that the passage of time from a person’s last exposure ...

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Jun 8 2017

"I Lost My Lung to Asbestos. I Fear What Trump Will do to America's Health"

At the ripe age of 36, Heather Von St. James was diagnosed with mesothelioma and told she had about 15 months to live. This is a terrifying prognosis for anyone, let alone the mother of a three-month-old baby. Fortunately, Heather beat the odds and ...

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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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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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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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Oct 18 2016

Tumor Grade and Peritoneal Mesothelioma Survival

A new study published in the American Journal of Surgical Pathology highlights the value between tumor grading in peritoneal mesothelioma and prognosis. Tumor grade is different from mesothelioma tumor stage, which refers to the size or reach of the ...

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Sep 16 2016

No Relation Between Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Subtype

University of Western Australia researchers recently completed a 50-year review, originally published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine, where they compared the differences in asbestos exposure histories between biphasic, epithelioid, and ...

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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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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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Aug 10 2016

Worth a Listen: Song About the Risks of Asbestos

Plumber Dean Harnett from Australia penned the lyrics to “Mystery Blue,” a song about the dangers of asbestos. Harnett was inspired to write the song after mesothelioma took the life of his friend’s father. Music producer Peter ...

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Jun 30 2016

Activin A Can Be a New Biomarker for Mesothelioma

A team of cancer specialists from Hungary, Austria, Australia, and Switzerland conducted a recent study and believe they have found a new and helpful malignant pleural mesothelioma biomarker. The specialists recently published their findings in the ...

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Jun 24 2016

University of Wisconsin-Madison Students Surprised with Asbestos Removal

Imagine the scenario: You’re in university housing, and you notice contractors start to remove asbestos from the building. What do you do? This is exactly what happened to a graduate student living in the university housing at the University of ...

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May 24 2016

Earlier, Accurate Detection of Mesothelioma with New Testing?

According to a new report, pathologists from France and Canada believe they have been able to identify two test that would help distinguish between malignant mesothelioma and a benign growth on the mesothelial membrane. If these tests do work, it ...

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Apr 22 2016

New Live Bacterium Immunotherapy May Improve MPM Response Rate

A new study is using immunotherapy with live bacterium along with chemotherapy to help treat malignant pleural mesothelioma. The testing shows over 90% disease control and 59% response rate. The trial was presented yesterday in Geneva, Switzerland at ...

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Apr 4 2016

Despite Dangers, Asbestos Still Legal in United States

For many years, the dangers of asbestos exposure have been known by regulators, as well as the general public. Unfortunately, they have not been enough for the United States to ban manufacturers from using asbestos in their products. The potential ...

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Mar 28 2016

How to Recognize the Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a serious condition, but not everyone recognizes when they have it so they don’t always take the proper steps to seek treatment. There are times when a person with mesothelioma mistakes the symptoms with other possible ...

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Mar 15 2016

Research on Genetic Basis of Mesothelioma Opens Door for Better Treatment

Could there be a new study that opens the door for more effective and better treatment options for mesothelioma patients? Researchers have conducted a new study that promotes the assistance of characterizing mutational profiles and the genetic ...

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Feb 24 2016

Can a Combination of Drugs Help Cure Mesothelioma?

At Worthington & Caron, we know that patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are facing the most difficult times of their lives. They may have countless questions regarding what their medical and legal options are. While many people are wary of ...

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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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Feb 5 2016

How to Find the Best Mesothelioma Doctors

Just as important as finding an advocate, a mesothelioma patient must look for the best possible doctor who can provide the necessary treatment. How do you know, though, who is qualified to help you? There are a number of medical professionals out ...

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Jan 5 2016

Giving Mesothelioma Patients Hope this New Year

Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma ? Are you dealing with the financial, physical, and emotional struggles that come along with mesothelioma? At Worthington & Caron, we have dedicated our practice to helping individuals who have been ...

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Oct 21 2015

6 Common Methods for Diagnosing Mesothelioma

Also known as asbestos cancer, mesothelioma is a serious condition that is brought on by exposure to asbestos. Many older buildings use materials containing asbestos and anybody who works or lives in these buildings is susceptible to exposure. It is ...

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Sep 30 2015

Bigger & Better than Ever! Over $100,000 raised for Mesothelioma Research at Pacific Meso Center's 4th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso

Pacific Mesothelioma Center’s 4 th Annual Walk/Hike for Meso took place this past Sunday, September 27, as part of Mesothelioma Awareness Weekend. The hike once again took place at the iconic old Hollywood saloon town of Paramount Ranch in ...

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