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Aug 17 2021

Worthington & Caron Are Once Again Lead Sponsors of the 10th Annual Walk for Mesothelioma

Here it is! The 10 th annual Walk for Mesothelioma. That’s right, number 10! It is time again to help raise awareness about mesothelioma and remember those still fighting and those that fought valiantly against the disease. See the flyer below. ...

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Jun 24 2021

Novel Breath Test Predicts Clinical Response in Mesothelioma Immunotherapy Patients

The first-ever study using breath analysis has been shown to differentiate between responders and non-responders of the immunotherapy combination of nivolumab and ipilimumab in mesothelioma patients. Thus, predicting the effectiveness in certain ...

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Jun 7 2021

EPP vs P/D: Conclusions are Reached in the Ongoing Debate

MD Anderson Cancer Center conducted a retrospective study comparing surgical outcomes and long-term survival of mesothelioma patients who underwent either the extra-pleural pneumonectomy (EPP) or the pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) over the last two ...

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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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Apr 26 2021

AI Tool Automating Tumor Measurement Has Potential to Streamline Mesothelioma Care

A prototype AI, created by Scottish medical imaging company Data Lab and The University of Glasgow, has been programmed to automatically identify and measure mesothelioma tumor volume in CT scans which are then used by trained AI to assess a ...

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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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Mar 5 2021

$50,000 Donation from Worthington & Caron

On February 26th, the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI), presented a Virtual Concert Birthday Bash of Johnny Cash & June Carter featuring a performance by Walking Phoenixes, a Los Angeles based Johnny Cash Tribute band that ...

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Jan 19 2021

Statins May Increase Effectiveness in Immunotherapy Treatment for Mesothelioma

A December 2020 study revealed that high doses of statins (lipid-lowering medications) have a synergistic effect on PD-1 immunotherapy treatments yielding better clinical outcomes for pleural mesothelioma and advanced non-small cell lung cancer ...

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Nov 4 2020

Nanotechnology Development to Treat Mesothelioma

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and the University of Leeds are working to develop nano biomedical technologies in line with photothermal light to target the killing of mesothelioma and other cancers cells, while causing minimal damage ...

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Oct 23 2020

Findings from Recent Study Rebuke Notion that Chrysotile is "Safe" Asbestos

“Asbestos” is the generic designation given to six naturally occurring mineral fibers including the serpentine mineral, chrysotile, and the five amphibole minerals, actinolite, amosite, anthophyllite, crocidolite, and tremolite. ...

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Oct 20 2020

Living with Asbestos in the Time of COVID

Corona virus presents an increased risk to those already suffering from a respiratory disease, persons with asbestos disease and mesothelioma are at a much higher risk for severe complications if exposed to COVID-19. NPR spoke with residents of Libby ...

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Sep 15 2020

Asbestos Workers at Higher Risk for COVID -19 Complications

Asbestos abatement workers have been essential long before the COVID -19 pandemic hit. Since then and the subsequent lockdown, many cities have been accelerating construction work due to the closures of many public spaces, and property owners are ...

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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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Jul 30 2020

Pandemic Weaponized by Asbestos Companies to Delay/Deny Justice

For asbestos cancer patients who seek legal redress against asbestos companies, time is of the essence. An unexpected cancer diagnosis has produced an avalanche of out-of-pocket costs. For those who were working, a vital income stream has been cut ...

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Jul 22 2020

Register Now! For The 2020 Walk/Hike for Mesothelioma

In October of 2012, the Pacific Mesothelioma Center hosted their Inaugural 5k Walk to raise awareness about mesothelioma and to pay tribute to those who have fought the disease or are still fighting. Worthington & Caron, P.C. served as the lead ...

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Jul 8 2020

Chanel, Revlon, and L'Oreal Join Johnson & Johnson in Removing Talc from Products

Major cosmetic brands Chanel, Revlon, and L’Oreal are following suit with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and will stop the manufacture and sale of talc-based cosmetic products. J&J is party to thousands of lawsuits alleging that the ...

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May 22 2020

J&J to Stop Sale of Talc Baby Powder-A Major Victory for US Consumers!

As reported on May 19 by Environmental Working Group (EWG) Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) will stop the sale of talc-based baby powder in the US and Canada. The announcement comes in the wake of thousands of lawsuits alleging asbestos ...

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Mar 12 2020

FDA Finds Asbestos in 20% of Cosmetic Talc Products Tested

The United States’ Food and Drug Administration began testing cosmetic talc products for asbestos contamination in late 2018 after independent testing of compact makeup powder marketed to young girls revealed the presence of asbestos. The FDA ...

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Feb 17 2020

FDA Holds Public Hearing-Stands Up to Cosmetic Talc Industry on Asbestos Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020, the FDA held a public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics. This is the first time the FDA has held a public hearing on the matter for nearly 50 years. Since the 1970s, the US Occupational Health and ...

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Jan 22 2020

FDA's Upcoming Hearing on Talc Testing Standards

On February 4, 2020 the FDA will hold the first public hearing on testing methodology for asbestos in talc and cosmetics since 1971. This follows a nationwide recall of Baby Power in October 2019 after federal regulators detected asbestos ...

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Jan 20 2020

Case Study Finds Talc Exposure Sole Cause of Meso

A first of its kind case study published in January’s Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, identified consumer talcum powder contaminated with asbestos as the signature cause of mesothelioma in 33 long-term users. Dr. Jacqueline ...

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Jan 10 2020

New Mexico Sues Johnson & Johnson for False Advertising and Misleading the Public of the Dangers of Talc

Attorney general of New Mexico, Hector Balderas, announced in a press release on January 6 that he has filed suit on behalf of the state of New Mexico against Johnson & Johnson and three other corporations for wrongful marketing, sale and ...

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Oct 22 2019

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Asbestos Concerns

On October 18, Johnson & Johnson announced that it was voluntarily recalling 33,000 bottles of baby powder after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration discovered trace levels of chrysotile asbestos from the same lot. The recall represents the ...

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Oct 14 2019

NYT's "The Weekly" Tackles the Toxicity of Johnson & Johnson's Baby Powder

The Weekly, a new TV series from The New York Times, latest episode centers around a woman diagnosed with mesothelioma who chose to spend what turned out to be her last few months fighting Johnson & Johnson. Patricia Schmitz vividly recalls 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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