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Feb 24 2022

$5M Awarded to Retired Contractor Exposed to Asbestos from Drywall Products

The asbestos attorneys of Worthington & Caron, P.C. are pleased to report that on February 16, 2022, a Santa Monica Jury awarded $5 million to our clients in a case entitled Brooks vs. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al. (LASC Case No. ...

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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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Jul 28 2022

Register Now for PMC's 11th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma and Get Fundraising!

The Pacific Meso Center’s 11th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma is less than a month away! The walk will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022. You can either join other walkers at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills (family and animal ...

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May 9 2022

BAP1 Genetic Mutation in Mesothelioma Warrants New Treatment Approaches

The University of Hawaii Cancer Center has published novel research on the BAP1 genetic mutation found in an estimated 10% of patients with mesothelioma with the goal of better understanding the unique traits of carriers of the mutation. Michele ...

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May 26 2021

The Sounds of Summer with Voices of Classic Soul!

What : Soul Music. A kind of music incorporating elements of rhythm and blues and gospel music. Characterized by an emphasis on vocals and an impassioned improvisatory delivery. Who : Voices of Classic Soul Music. A group made up of Joe Coleman, Joe ...

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Mar 8 2021

"We Got Married in a Fever!" The WALKING PHOENIXES: Virtual Johnny Cash Tribute Concert

Wow, if you missed the Walking Phoenixes Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter on February 26th, you missed something special. It was if they were playing right in your living room, which they were! You can watch a clip of ...

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Sep 22 2022

French Health Agency Announces Link between Asbestos Exposure and Laryngeal and Ovarian Cancers

The French National Health Security Agency (ANSES) issued a press release September 19, 2022, announcing a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal and ovarian cancers. According to ANSES, between 150 to 170 diagnosis of these cancers each year ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 25 2022

Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide Next Year

Despite previously discontinuing sales of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 after growing public pressure, Johnson & Johnson still managed to eke out an excuse to continue selling tainted baby powder in global markets. Now, ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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Sep 22 2022

French Health Agency Announces Link between Asbestos Exposure and Laryngeal and Ovarian Cancers

The French National Health Security Agency (ANSES) issued a press release September 19, 2022, announcing a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal and ovarian cancers. According to ANSES, between 150 to 170 diagnosis of these cancers each year ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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Jul 28 2022

Register Now for PMC's 11th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma and Get Fundraising!

The Pacific Meso Center’s 11th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma is less than a month away! The walk will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022. You can either join other walkers at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills (family and animal ...

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Sep 22 2022

French Health Agency Announces Link between Asbestos Exposure and Laryngeal and Ovarian Cancers

The French National Health Security Agency (ANSES) issued a press release September 19, 2022, announcing a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal and ovarian cancers. According to ANSES, between 150 to 170 diagnosis of these cancers each year ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 25 2022

Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide Next Year

Despite previously discontinuing sales of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 after growing public pressure, Johnson & Johnson still managed to eke out an excuse to continue selling tainted baby powder in global markets. Now, ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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Sep 22 2022

French Health Agency Announces Link between Asbestos Exposure and Laryngeal and Ovarian Cancers

The French National Health Security Agency (ANSES) issued a press release September 19, 2022, announcing a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal and ovarian cancers. According to ANSES, between 150 to 170 diagnosis of these cancers each year ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 25 2022

Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide Next Year

Despite previously discontinuing sales of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 after growing public pressure, Johnson & Johnson still managed to eke out an excuse to continue selling tainted baby powder in global markets. Now, ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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Sep 22 2022

French Health Agency Announces Link between Asbestos Exposure and Laryngeal and Ovarian Cancers

The French National Health Security Agency (ANSES) issued a press release September 19, 2022, announcing a link between asbestos exposure and laryngeal and ovarian cancers. According to ANSES, between 150 to 170 diagnosis of these cancers each year ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 25 2022

Johnson & Johnson Will Stop Selling Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide Next Year

Despite previously discontinuing sales of talc-based baby powder in the U.S. and Canada in 2020 after growing public pressure, Johnson & Johnson still managed to eke out an excuse to continue selling tainted baby powder in global markets. Now, ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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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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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Aug 18 2022

Justice for Asbestos Victims: The Removal Adjustment Act

U.S. Representative Elaine Luria of Virginia has introduced legislation to prohibit state courts from removing cases to the federal court system. Throughout the United States, when asbestos victims seek restitution from the companies that knowingly ...

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Jul 28 2022

Register Now for PMC's 11th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma and Get Fundraising!

The Pacific Meso Center’s 11th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma is less than a month away! The walk will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022. You can either join other walkers at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills (family and animal ...

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Jul 21 2022

FDA Grants Fast Trak Status to Novel Therapy for Patients with Unresectable NF2-Deficient Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has designated Fast Track status to a new therapeutic drug therapy for the treatment of malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) in patients with unresectable NF2-deficient tumors. The drug, IK-930, was granted ...

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Jul 28 2022

Register Now for PMC's 11th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma and Get Fundraising!

The Pacific Meso Center’s 11th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma is less than a month away! The walk will be held on Sunday, September 25, 2022. You can either join other walkers at Kenneth Hahn Park in Baldwin Hills (family and animal ...

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Jun 9 2022

Galinpepimut-S in the Treatment of Late-Stage Pleural Mesothelioma

SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS) has announced promising results of a Phase 1 clinical trial of the combination of immunotherapy agents Galinpepimut-S (GPS) and nivolumab for patients with WT1 positive malignant pleural mesothelioma. GPS is an ...

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Jun 6 2022

Researchers Seek to Develop Inhalable Treatment Option for Mesothelioma & Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers in Japan are working to develop an inhalable powder as a new form of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. The inhalable powder is a form of gene therapy containing tumor suppression drugs SFD-p16 and SFD-p53 which ...

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Jun 2 2022

Mesothelioma Deaths Among Women Increases

Despite the overall decreased use of asbestos nationwide, mesothelioma deaths among women still managed to increase by 25% over the past two decades. This according to death record statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Sep 15 2022

Study Utilizing 'Drug Factory' Implants Destroy Mesothelioma Tumors in Mice

Researchers from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have managed to eradicate advanced-stage mesothelioma tumors within days on rodent subjects, laying the groundwork for future human trials. By combining cytokine “drug ...

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Jun 9 2022

Galinpepimut-S in the Treatment of Late-Stage Pleural Mesothelioma

SELLAS Life Sciences Group (SELLAS) has announced promising results of a Phase 1 clinical trial of the combination of immunotherapy agents Galinpepimut-S (GPS) and nivolumab for patients with WT1 positive malignant pleural mesothelioma. GPS is an ...

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Jun 6 2022

Researchers Seek to Develop Inhalable Treatment Option for Mesothelioma & Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Researchers in Japan are working to develop an inhalable powder as a new form of treatment for non-small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. The inhalable powder is a form of gene therapy containing tumor suppression drugs SFD-p16 and SFD-p53 which ...

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Jun 2 2022

Mesothelioma Deaths Among Women Increases

Despite the overall decreased use of asbestos nationwide, mesothelioma deaths among women still managed to increase by 25% over the past two decades. This according to death record statistics published by the Centers for Disease Control and ...

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Apr 28 2022

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders to Vote to End Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson is being forced into a shareholder vote today, Thursday, April 28, at its 2022 Annual Shareholder meeting to end all sales of its talc-based baby powder globally. The company ceased sales of the product in the US and Canada in ...

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Feb 24 2022

$5M Awarded to Retired Contractor Exposed to Asbestos from Drywall Products

The asbestos attorneys of Worthington & Caron, P.C. are pleased to report that on February 16, 2022, a Santa Monica Jury awarded $5 million to our clients in a case entitled Brooks vs. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al. (LASC Case No. ...

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Apr 28 2021

Los Angeles Jury Awards $4.8 Million in Mesothelioma Case Against Old Spice Talc Supplier Whittaker Clark & Daniels

The Worthington & Caron Law Firm is pleased to report that on April 15 and 16, 2021, a Los Angeles jury returned verdicts totaling $4.8 million in favor of our client Willie McNeal Jr. in a case entitled McNeal Jr. vs. Whittaker, Clark & ...

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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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Aug 13 2020

Matching Pledge Offered for 9th Annual Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC), a division of the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), is pleased to announce a matching pledge from an anonymous donor who owes his life to and is grateful and thankful to Dr. Robert Cameron. The ...

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Oct 7 2019

Join Us for the Pacific Meso Center's 8th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma on October 26, 2019

The Pacific Meso Center’s 8 th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma is only a few weeks away! Worthington & Caron, P.C. is proud to serve as lead sponsor for this fun and important fundraising event, as we have done every year since its inception ...

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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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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 14 2022

Revlon Files for Bankruptcy

In June, Revlon Inc., the 90-year-old makeup company filed for bankruptcy protection amid mounting debts. Some of these debts, although not specifically mentioned may be the result of them being named in lawsuits alleging exposure to talc in ...

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May 12 2022

Johnson & Johnson Rejects Vote to Stop Selling Talc

Johnson & Johnson voted against a proposal to end sales of its talc-based baby powder globally at its annual shareholder meeting on April 28, 2022. The company stopped selling talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada in 2020 after an ...

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Apr 28 2022

Johnson & Johnson Shareholders to Vote to End Sales of Talc-Based Baby Powder Worldwide

Johnson & Johnson is being forced into a shareholder vote today, Thursday, April 28, at its 2022 Annual Shareholder meeting to end all sales of its talc-based baby powder globally. The company ceased sales of the product in the US and Canada in ...

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Mar 16 2022

Johnson & Johnson's Controversial Prison Experiments Revealed

Unsealed documents from more than 50 years ago, reveal that Johnson & Johnson funded experiments on prison inmates to examine the effects of talc. Bloomberg News reports that J&J’s involvement in these controversial talc studies was not ...

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May 6 2022

Hyperthermic Intrathoracic Chemotherapy is Associated with Longer Survival in Mesothelioma Patients

Researchers in the U.K. have published a systemic review analyzing 598 pleural mesothelioma patients that have undergone hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (“HITHOC”) immediately following surgery in the hopes of eradicating ...

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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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Feb 24 2022

$5M Awarded to Retired Contractor Exposed to Asbestos from Drywall Products

The asbestos attorneys of Worthington & Caron, P.C. are pleased to report that on February 16, 2022, a Santa Monica Jury awarded $5 million to our clients in a case entitled Brooks vs. Kaiser Gypsum Company, Inc., et al. (LASC Case No. ...

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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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