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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 13 2019

NYT Report Finds Cosmetics Industry's Lax Regulations Hurts Consumers

Unlike the pharmaceutical industry, the personal-care industry is essentially self-regulated. In fact, the federal government has not updated the laws regulating the personal care industry since 1938 when it was first enacted. In addition, the FDA ...

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Feb 4 2019

SELF Asks: How Worried Do You Need to Be About Asbestos in Baby Powder and Other Talc Products?

In the wake of the recent Reuters investigative report finding Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in its talc products for decades, the popular women’s health, beauty and style publication, SELF, examined the health risks currently posed ...

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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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Jan 10 2019

International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

The International Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma is an annual symposium in Los Angeles hosted by the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Pacific Mesothelioma Center. The symposium hosts experts ...

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Nov 19 2018

Thank You for Your Support of the 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma!

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this year's 7th Annual 5K Walk for Mesothelioma which has raised over $140,000 for Mesothelioma research! For highlights of the event and inspiring interviews from patients, watch the video here: ...

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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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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 26 2017

Worthington & Caron, PC to Sponsor 7th International Mesothelioma Symposium

Worthington & Caron, PC is proud to be lead sponsor of the The 7th International Mesothelioma Symposium on Lung-Sparing Therapies for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma where international experts will meet to discuss the latest treatment options for ...

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Jul 29 2016

4th Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Rally Revs Up Funding for Meso Research

On Sunday, July 24, over 150 riders participated in the 4 th Annual Greatest Escape Motorcycle Rally for Mesothelioma Research. Worthington & Caron was proud to once again serve as lead sponsor and participate in this one-of-a-kind motorcycle ...

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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 6 2016

Can Iron Removal Reduce Mesothelioma Risk?

A new study by Japanese researches shows that there may be a new way to help reduce the risk of developing deadly malignant mesothelioma after asbestos exposure. In the experiment, the researchers exposed rats to asbestos, presenting a pre-cancerous ...

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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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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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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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Aug 13 2015

Mark Your Calendars! Register for PMC's 4th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso and Get Fundraising!

Worthington & Caron is pleased to announce that it will again serve as lead sponsor for the 4th Annual 5k Walk/Hike for Meso on September 27 th, 2015 at the Paramount Ranch in Agoura Hills. The scenic walk/hike route is family and dog friendly, ...

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Mar 26 2015

Meso Web-Surfers: Beware of Hidden Rocks

Dozens of websites would have you believe that they are in some official capacity associated with a doctor. They suggest that by filling out a form, they will arrange to set up an appointment for you with a well-known and respected doctor. By so ...

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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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Nov 20 2014

WR Grace Exits Bankruptcy After 13 Years, Was it Worth the Wait? You Decide

After ducking asbestos claims for 13 years, W.R. Grace in February of this year finally emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy. W.R. Grace was one of the worst polluters on Earth. At the time they filed, they were facing over 100,000 personal injury and ...

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