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Friday, November 30, 2007

 

New Mesothelioma DVD Offered

New Mesothelioma DVD Offered

Watch as a doctor explains mesothelioma stages, mesothelioma types, mesothelioma symptoms, and mesothelioma diagnosis. Most important mesothelioma treatments are discussed. This video is the first video in a new series of mesothelioma videos aimed at providing the most comprehensive information possible to patients of mesothelioma and their families.

Other mesothelioma videos in the series may contain detailed information on how people can receive financial compensation for medical bills, pain management techniques, hospitals that specalize in mesothelioma doctors, and helpful guides on what to do after diagnosis.



If you take a look at some of the other videos on the topic that you can find at Youtube.com and other sites you will find most are created about law firms and very poorly produced. While this clip is pretty short, the organization behind it has a free offer for a DVD that should have much more extensive information. The DVD format will allow you to learn about mesothelioma at your own pace.

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

 

Mesothelioma Blog Gets Chemotherapy Update

LegalView Adds to Mesothelioma Blog with Newly Updated Information Regarding Chemotherapy for Mesothelioma Victims

LegalView provides readers with a detailed and informative mesothelioma blog where victims can learn important information on the asbestos-related cancer. Of the resources offered on the blog are topics such as chemotherapy, types of mesothelioma and how to best find a mesothelioma lawyer.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 18, 2007 -- LegalView, your source for everything legal on the web, is proud to inform readers of new information added to its mesothelioma blog, located at mesothelioma.legalview.com/blog. The blog includes in-depth and up-to-date information on all aspects of the rare and deadly cancer. The mesothelioma blog is an extension of the vast array of resources available at LegalView's mesothelioma information portal. The mesothelioma blog covers topics such as various types of the cancer, updated information on asbestos exposure and treatments like chemotherapy.

Chemotherapy is a difficult and painful decision to make for those suffering from mesothelioma cancer. Administering various chemicals into the body to kill cancer-ridden cells can affect the body to an extreme. The most recent article on LegalView's mesothelioma blog are concerned with the different types of chemicals that can be administered during chemotherapy. The various drugs include alkylating agents, antimetabolites, anthracyclines and plant alkaloids. The alkylating agents are the oldest and most common of the drugs while the antimetabolites disrupt the growth of DNA and RNA. Anthracyclines are a form of antibiotics that interact with enzymes and the plant alkaloids are, according to the blog, derived from various plants and prevent the division of cells and enzymes in the process of cell reproduction. It is important for family, friends and victims to know the various methods of chemotherapy and LegalView is sensitive to the needs of those weighing the treatment. Choosing a treatment may be one of the many difficult and complex decisions facing the family of a mesothelioma victim, some of which might be made easier by consulting an expert mesothelioma lawyer for advice on the legal options facing mesothelioma victims and their families.

Mesothelioma is a horrendous and extremely deadly form of cancer, which is why LegalView provides extensive information for victims. The available resources include information on how to contact a mesothelioma law firm. In addition to information on mesothelioma, LegalView also offers attorney referral services for those suffering from a range of legal issues. LegalView can help readers locate a nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawyer. LegalView also provides users with the latest news and jury verdicts for issues including brain injury law Brain Injury Legal and the recent Trasylol drug recall. LegalView understands the difficulties and stress endured with unforeseen incidents, which is why LegalView is dedicated to providing continued resources to victims.

About LegalView:

LegalView.com is a public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez Hodes; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the accomplishments and track records of LegalView.com's superior sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at www.LegalView.com.

Press Contact: Katie Kelley
Company Name: LegalView
Phone: 720-771-3246
Website:
http://www.legalview.com


Saturday, November 10, 2007

 

Mesothelioma Strikes Young Woman



TV news segment talks about young woman's battle with mesothelioma.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

 

Vioxx Verdict Vast: $4.85 Billion

$4.85 Billion Verdict Announced - Largest in U.S. History

After more than five years of hard-fought and difficult litigation, Merck has agreed to pay $4.85 billion, the largest pharmaceutical settlement in history, to resolve certain Vioxx-related claims involving plaintiffs who suffered a heart attack (including sudden cardiac death) or a stroke. Beasley Allen's Andy Birchfield and his Vioxx team of lawyers -- Benjamin Locklar, P. Leigh O'Dell, and W. Roger Smith, III -- played an integral role in the development of the Settlement Program and in Merck agreeing to settle these cases.

Montgomery, AL (PRWEB) November 9, 2007 -- After more than five years of hard-fought and difficult litigation, Merck has agreed to pay $4.85 billion, the largest pharmaceutical settlement in history, to resolve certain Vioxx-related claims involving plaintiffs who suffered a heart attack (including sudden cardiac death) or a stroke. Beasley Allen's Andy Birchfield and his Vioxx team of lawyers - Benjamin Locklar, P. Leigh O'Dell, and W. Roger Smith, III -- played an integral role in the development of the Settlement Program and in Merck agreeing to settle these cases.

Mr. Birchfield is known nationwide as one of the leading Vioxx lawyers. He is Co-Lead Counsel of the coordinated Vioxx MDL litigation in New Orleans, and he is one of the few attorneys in the country that has tried a Vioxx case before a jury. He is one of only two lawyers nationwide who has tried Vioxx cases in both state and federal courts.

The Settlement Program will settle the claims of thousands of qualified claimants who suffered a heart attack, ischemic stroke, or sudden cardiac death resulting from Vioxx. The settlement funds will be allocated among thousands of qualifying claims based upon an evaluation of each Qualifying Claimant's medical records by a Claims Administrator. We feel the Settlement Program is fair and that it provides qualifying clients the ability to be compensated for their injuries in the foreseeable future, rather than competing for a trial date with the thousands of other Vioxx cases pending nationally.

The litigation involving product liability claims related to the pain reliever, Vioxx, has been ongoing for over five years. It is estimated that thousands personal of injury lawsuits have been filed. Discovery has been ongoing in consolidated cases throughout the country since 2001. Over 50 million pages of documents have been produced and reviewed. More than 2005 general depositions have been taken thus far. Thousands of motions have been filed and considered. Hundreds of experts in cardiology, pharmacology, neurology and other disciplines have been consulted. Moreover, over 19 trials have taken place between August 2005 and September 2007 with mixed results, including defense verdicts, plaintiff's verdicts, hung juries, and retrials.

More than 11 months ago in December 2006, Judge Eldon E. Fallon of the Federal Court in New Orleans in consultation with coordinating Judges Victoria Cheney of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Judge Carol Higbee of the New Jersey Superior Court and Judge Randy Wilson of the Harris County, Texas District Court directed Merck and Plaintiffs to begin continuous and frequent confidential negotiations.

For Plaintiffs, the Judges appointed a six-member negotiating committee which included representatives from each coordinating state, the MDL Executive Committee and a member of the MDL Steering Committee at large.

Merck designated a like number of negotiators, and the two groups were directed to seek a potential resolution of filed and tolled cases in which folks alleged that they or loved ones had suffered heart attacks, ischemic strokes or sudden cardiac death as a result of Vioxx ingestion.

Negotiating teams met in more than 50 sessions in New Orleans, Montgomery, Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, St. Louis and Houston. Several hundred phone conferences augmented face-to-face negotiations.

The coordinating Judges, during frequently scheduled meetings and phone calls, monitored the progress of the negotiations while at the same time managing dockets of thousands of cases.

From the plaintiffs' perspective many lawyers who were involved in conducting discovery about Vioxx, developing the science liability case, and trying cases before juries demonstrated great tenacity and excellence in their efforts to secure compensation for plaintiffs who suffered injuries which we believe are a result of Vioxx.

The resulting $4.85 billion resolution is a resolution which was hard-fought and portended risks for all parties. In light of significant costs and delay that would result in protracted litigation, the Settlement Program will ensure that those who suffered injuries as a result of Vioxx are compensated fairly and efficiently.

Details regarding the Settlement Program, including eligibility and qualification requirements, may be accessed by visiting www.BeasleyAllen.com

To help understand the settlement, we have created an online settlement calculator.

About Beasley Allen:
Headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, Beasley Allen is comprised of over 40 attorneys and 150 support staff. Beasley Allen is a national leader in civil litigation, having settled verdicts and settlements amounting to nearly $15 billion.

Andy Birchfield and Leigh O'Dell available for comment – 800.898.2034.

links: www.beasleyallen.com,
www.officialvioxxsettlement.com

Press Contact:
Renee Lindsey
Beasley Allen
218 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL
800.898.2034

Press Contact: Renee Lindsey
Company Name: BEASLEY ALLEN
Phone: 800-898-2034
Website:
www.beasleyallen.com


 

Mesothelioma Site Update Includes Blog

LegalView Updates Mesothelioma Site to Include Blog Addressing Pertinent Questions Regarding Asbestos Exposure

LegalView provides users with a continually updated blog on its mesothelioma site informing victims of the cancer on topics like asbestos exposure and treatments. The blog includes essential information including the various different forms of mesothelioma.

Denver, CO - November 6, 2007

LegalView, your source for everything legal on the web, recently updated its mesothelioma information portal to include an updated blog that details everyday issues for those with the deadly cancer as well as how to find a "
mesothelioma lawyer. One of the issues the blog reviews are the three various types of mesothelioma that a victim can be diagnosed with. Victims must be aware of this information especially if they have been previously exposed to asbestos in any way. LegalView's blog describes the three different cell types, which are epitheloid, sarcomatoid and a fibrous mixed type, also known as biphasic type. According to the blog, epitheloid is the most common type of mesothelioma and accounts for 50 percent to 70 percent of cases today. Epitheloid is the type of mesothelioma that is most likely to respond to treatment if caught early while sarcomatoid is the most serious and less responsive to treatments.

For those who have been exposed at anytime to asbestos, which is nearly always the cause of mesothelioma, LegalView connects victims to asbestos lawyers who offer insightful legal information and consultations on the issue. Other various information located on the newly updated mesothelioma blog include symptoms and treatments of mesothelioma and how to reach a
mesothelioma law firm in the event that an individual feels they need to consult a mesothelioma attorney.

In addition to the detailed information on mesothelioma, users can find valuable information on several legal issues including how to connect with nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawyers or how to get in touch with an automobile accident attorney if such tragedy has befallen an individual. LegalView also offers a service to connect with a brain injury lawyer for victims as well as provide access to personal injury blogs, jury verdicts and newsfeeds. LegalView is sensitive to the needs of those suffering from a range of legal issues and those who feel victimized by their situation, which is why LegalView continues to provide accurate, current and vital information to those in need as well as offer attorney referral services for all legal issues on LegalView.

About LegalView:

LegalView.com is a free public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation formed by the nation's most distinguished law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez Hodes; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the accomplishments and track records of LegalView.com's well-regarded sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at www.LegalView.com.

Press Contact: Katie Kelley
Company Name: LegalView
Phone: 720-771-3246
Website:
http://www.LegalView.com/


Tuesday, November 06, 2007

 

Portal for Navy Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Belluck & Fox Launches MesotheliomaFromNavy.Com -- A Reference Portal for Navy Veterans Diagnosed With Mesothelioma

Belluck & Fox launches MesotheliomaFromNavy.Com - a reference portal for Navy veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma.

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 6, 2007 -- Belluck & Fox is proud to announce the launch of www.mesotheliomafromnavy.com - a website providing Navy veterans and other mariners with the most up-to-date information available on mesothelioma treatment and support. www.Mesotheliomafromnavy.com is a mesothelioma reference portal with information about this tragic cancer, as well as information on lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. The website contains lists of ships and ship yards, as well as lists of Navy occupations and seafaring professions. The site details many of the asbestos-related hazards encountered by Navy veterans. For veterans who have already been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are looking to learn more about the disease, www.mesotheliomafromnavy.com provides contact information for mesothelioma specialists and treatment centers, as well as detailed descriptions of the current treatment options available for mesothelioma victims.

Belluck & Fox believes the large number of Navy veterans with mesothelioma is not only a tragedy that deserves recognition, but a wrong that needs to be made right. Many servicemen and shipyard workers gave their lives to the protection of the homeland and have now been diagnosed with mesothelioma--a disease caused by asbestos materials. Manufactures knew the dangers of asbestos, but kept them hidden from the Navy and veterans. We have developed this website so veterans, other mariners and their families will only need one place to go for all of their mesothelioma information needs.

Belluck & Fox is committed to continually updating www.mesotheliomafromnavy.com to provide the best and most current information on mesothelioma treatment and support.

A copy of this press release can be found at: http://www.belluckfox.com/recent-news/2007/11/belluck-fox-launches.html

About Belluck & Fox:
Belluck & Fox, LLP is a nationally recognized law firm that represents individuals with asbestos and mesothelioma claims, as well as those injured by medical malpractice, motorcycle crashes, lead paint and other serious accidents. We give clients and their families piece of mind by working to secure just compensation for their injuries. At Belluck & Fox, we provide professional and personalized representation. Over the past five years, the firm has won more than $175 million in compensation for our clients. Partner Jordan Fox has been named to the Best Lawyers in America and to Super Lawyers. On two separate occasions his verdicts were featured as the National Law Journal's Largest Verdict of the Year. Partner Joseph W. Belluck is a Super Lawyer and has prosecuted numerous cases involving injuries from asbestos, defective medical products, tobacco and lead paint, including a recent asbestos case that settled for over $12 million.

With offices in New York City, Albany, Woodstock and Rochester, no other law firm represents individuals in as many courthouses in New York State. We have represented clients in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, Utica, Watertown, Rome, Ticonderoga, Seneca Falls, Niagara Falls, Troy, Corning, Elmira, Binghamton, Glens Falls, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Waterloo, Ithaca, Jamestown, Olean, Plattsburgh, Massena, Schenectady and Oswego.

Belluck & Fox Website:
www.belluckfox.com
Belluck & Fox's Mesothelioma Website: www.mesotheliomahelp.net

Press Contact: Joseph W. Belluck
Company Name: Belluck & Fox, LLP
Phone: 212-681-1575
Website:
www.mesotheliomafromnavy.com


Sunday, November 04, 2007

 

Man Exposed To Asbestos For 40 Years

LegalView Remains at the Forefront of Assisting Mesothelioma Patients as Florida Man Files Suit for Nearly 40 Years Asbestos Exposure

A Florida man, who for almost four decades claims to have been exposed to asbestos through various jobs, filed a lawsuit after being diagnosed with mesothelioma and LegalView reminds readers that it has a vast array of resources for people with similar situations.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) November 4, 2007 -- A Florida man, Walter Idalski, filed suit against 63 corporations he claims are responsible for his recent mesothelioma diagnosis caused through exposure to asbestos during a nearly 40-year period. The man worked as a foreman, welder, maintenance worker and porter from 1944 to 1983, during which time he believes his exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibers occurred. The suit, which will be tried in Madison County Circuit Court in Florida under case number 07-L-000920, claims that several of the companies the man was employed by, including Chrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Electric, knew and could have prevented the exposure, which has over the years developed into a deadly form of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a fatal disease, which is usually caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. The fibers attach to the lung and over long periods of time cause a severe form of cancer. LegalView would like to remind readers that it provides extensive resources for others who suffer from mesothelioma or have been exposed to asbestos fibers through the years. LegalView can also help victims receive counsel from mesothelioma law firms that can help to ease the difficulty and shock of this prognosis.

Mesothelioma can take years to develop and is often misdiagnosed. Once diagnosed with mesothelioma, most victims are expected to live no longer than a year. There are no known treatable cures for the cancer, but there are various clinical trial drugs available as well as options of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. To find more information on mesothelioma, contact a mesothelioma attorney, or to find literature, readers should consult LegalView's mesothelioma information portal. Because asbestos was used in the construction of government buildings, schools, prisons, power plants, nursing homes, hospitals and residential homes for a number of years, many individuals may have been exposed. Between the years of 1979 and 2001, 43,000 people died due to asbestos exposure resulting in mesothelioma, according to the Environmental Working Group.

The rare cancer can be devastating to not only victims but friends and families as well, which is why LegalView offers informative and detailed information to victims of mesothelioma. A lengthy compilation of mesothelioma jury verdicts are available as well as information about the cancer, potential treatments and help for victims. LegalView is dedicated to providing legal information for those in need. Therefore, LegalView also offers attorney referral service to put readers in touch with an attorney for various legal issues plaguing Americans today including a nephrogenic systemic fibrosis lawyer, an auto accident attorney or a brain injury law firm. By using LegalView's services, victims and their families will find useful information on types of injuries, lawsuits, jury verdicts, lawyers and other various resources to help those mesothelioma patients through the difficult time.

About LegalView:
LegalView.com is provided as a free public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz, Brent Coon and Associates, Burg Simpson, Cohen, Placitella and Roth, James F. Humphreys and Associates, Lopez McHugh, and Thornton and Naumes. For more information, visit LegalView at http://www.LegalView.com/ .

Press Contact: Katie Kelley
Company Name: LegalView
Phone: 720-771-3246
Website:
http://www.legalview.com


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