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Thursday, December 27, 2007

 

New Mesothelioma Video on Youtube - Wife's Story

There is a new video that was posted on YouTube.com that tells the story of what mesothelioma does to people's lives and families.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

 

New Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment Center

LegalView Blog Informs Readers of New Mesothelioma Cancer Treatment Center Being Built to Aid Mesothelioma Cancer Victims

LegalView.com offers readers several mesothelioma resources including its continually updated mesothelioma blog. A recent blog post regarding mesothelioma offered readers an inside into a new mesothelioma treatment center that is to be built in Australia.

Denver, CO  -  December 23, 2007 -- LegalView, the number one source for everything legal on the Internet, recently updated its mesothelioma legal blog to inform readers and sufferers of mesothelioma about a new mesothelioma treatment center that will be built. The new center is scheduled to be open in a year, but, according to news reports, the treatment center's first goal is to ensure that every mesothelioma cancer victim will be able to access treatments available at the center.

Mesothelioma is a deadly and rare form of cancer that is inevitably incurable at the moment. While research continues to lengthen a victim's life as well as to ease the pain the cancer causes, there is still no way to 100 percent treat the cancer. Mesothelioma is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers that are breathed into the lung and essentially crystallize causing the development of cancer cells on the lining of the lung. It is typical that mesothelioma occurs anywhere from 10 to 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos. Many are currently being diagnosed with the cancer because of years of negligence by companies who knowingly endangered employees by exposing them to the deadly dust. If you or anyone you know has developed mesothelioma cancer, it may be in your best interest to contact a mesotehlioma law firm for more information.

The new mesothelioma treatment center is being built in honor of a local Sydney man who recently passed away. Bernie Benton was exposed to asbestos and began helping others dealing with the same plight. The mesothelioma treatment center will be one of the world's first asbestos research centers that focuses only on mesothelioma. Those suffering from mesothelioma cancer can find more information on this and other mesothelioma treatments at the mesothelioma information portal.

In addition to information regarding mesothelioma, LegalView.com also offers resources on several additional legal issues that are tragically affecting individuals throughout the country everyday. Readers will be able to find a traumatic brain injury law firm who specializes in helping brain injury victims with consultations and attorney referral services. Individuals who have suffered from a construction accident injury or an auto accident can find information on finding a construction accident attorney or auto accident lawyer through LegalView as well.

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 McHugh; 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


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

 

Asbestos Lawyers Discuss Steam Pipe Explosion

New York Asbestos Lawyers Discuss Steam Pipe Explosion and Asbestos Testing

The steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Terminal, in New York City, caused at least one death and many serious injuries

New York  - July 20, 2007 -- Earlier this week, a steam pipe explosion near Grand Central Terminal, in New York City, caused at least one death and many serious injuries. The explosion also raised concerns about whether or not asbestos was released into the air when the steam pipe exploded.

New York asbestos
lawyer Robert I. Komitor of Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP ("LPK") observed that, "Historically, most steam pipes were insulated with asbestos. Although asbestos insulation has been replaced with non-asbestos substitutes in some of the steam pipes, in New York City, many other pipes continue to be covered in asbestos."

Shortly after the explosion, New York City officials announced that asbestos testing would be conducted to determine if the air surrounding the steam pipe explosion had become contaminated with asbestos.

The New York Times reported that Michael S. Clendenin, a spokesman for Con Edison, which maintains the pipes beneath the city said, "We always assume there's asbestos in a steam pipeĀ… so we are treating these materials sent up by the rupture, including piping, as if asbestos were in them."

Asbestos testing is conducted by pulling a calibrated volume of air through
filtering equipment. The sample obtained by the filter is then examined under a microscope for the presence of asbestos. The Environmental Protection Agency publishes procedures for how to determine if asbestos has compromised air quality.

Jerome H. Block, another New York asbestos lawyer with LPK, stated, "The key issue is finding out if the steam pipe that burst was covered in asbestos. If it was, then the airborne dust and debris from that pipe would have contained asbestos."

A material such as pipe covering can be tested for asbestos through a "bulk sampling", which involves taking a small piece of the material and analyzing it under a polarized light microscope.

Asbestos testing is typically performed by scientists trained in industrial hygiene or
material sciences.

Worried about the possibility of asbestos exposure, New York City health experts advised that people in the vicinity of the explosion discard their clothes and bathe carefully.

Asbestos is a known human carcinogen; exposure to it is known to cause
mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Scientists have not identified any safe level of asbestos exposure. Most cases of asbestos cancer are caused by exposure to asbestos products. Asbestos has been used not only in steam pipe covering, but also in many other industrial and home products, including gaskets, packing, cable, joint compounds, brake linings, clutch facings and equipment, such as boilers and pumps.

For more information about asbestos exposure and
asbestos-related diseases, visit www.lpklaw.com/mesothelioma-asbestos . Messrs. Komitor and Block were recently featured in New York Magazine as two of "New York Area's Best Lawyers" in recognition of their work as asbestos lawyers in the New York metropolitan area.

Press Contact: Jay Berkowitz
Company Name: CEPAC
Phone: (561) 716-1334
Website:
http://www.lpklaw.com


Thursday, December 13, 2007

 

Diseases Caused By Asbestos

Asbestos: Lessons in Shame

How can a tiny mineral kill tens of thousands of people and cost industry billions of dollars? It's actually pretty simple when the mineral is a carcinogen called asbestos and companies tried to hide its dangers. Diseases caused by asbestos include: mesothelioma (http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com), lung cancer, and asbestosis.

(PRWEB) December 13, 2007 -- The Surviving Mesothelioma website http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com has listed some of the most outrageous examples of companies hiding the truth about deadly asbestos from the public and their own employees. The result of this shameful behavior is that thousands of healthy people of all ages have become stricken with debilitating and deadly diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.

For example in the early 1940's, the president of a major asbestos manufacturing company said that the managers of another company were "a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis." When one of the people in attendance asked, "Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?" According to deposition testimony, the response was, "Yes. We save a lot of money that way."

One of the people that may have saved these companies money was Paul Kraus. When Paul was a young man he worked downwind from a factory that cut asbestos sheets. Paul remembers the blue dust wafting in the air and settling all around him - on his clothes, hands and arms, and on his work area. Thirty years later he would be diagnosed with mesothelioma - the "asbestos caused cancer." His prognosis was six months to live. Unlike many others, Paul was quite fortunate. He followed his own path to healing and continues to live a healthy, quality life, ten years after he was first diagnosed. He described his experiences in his acclaimed book: Surviving Mesothelioma and Other Cancers: A Patient's Guide.

To learn more about the outrageous corporate behavior that led to exposing tens of thousands of people to asbestos visit:http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com/mesothelioma-asbestos-lessons.cfm

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and want to learn more about mesothelioma survivor Paul Kraus' story visit:http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com

Press Contact: Michael Horwin
Company Name: Cancer Monthly
Phone: 919-570-8595
Website:
http://www.survivingmesothelioma.com


Saturday, December 08, 2007

 

New Occupational Asbestos Exposure Information

LegalView to Update Mesothelioma Site with Occupational Asbestos Exposure Information

Recognizing that thousands of American workers may have had occupational exposure to asbestos during the 20th century, LegalView adds occupational mesothelioma information.

Denver, CO  - October 10, 2007 -- LegalView.com, your complete online resource for everything legal on the web, is proud to inform readers that they can now find even more complete, accurate information on the circumstances surrounding the deadly cancer mesothelioma through its mesothelioma law information portal.

Mesothelioma is a very serious type of lung cancer that is almost always caused by preventable occupational exposure to asbestos, a building material that was extremely common in shipyards, construction and other heavy industry in the decades following World War II. Hundreds of thousands of American workers and service members were exposed to asbestos in the course of their jobs.

Because
mesothelioma symptoms can remain dormant for decades after exposure, mesothelioma continues to appear in retired workers even today. As a service to victims of mesothelioma and anyone who may have been exposed to asbestos, LegalView.com is proud to announce the development of an ever growing resource devoted to exploring occupations at risk from asbestos, with many articles detailing how employees in certain occupations might have a higher risk of becoming a mesothelioma victim.

Since the early 20th century it has been commonly known among the scientific and medical communities that
asbestos causes mesothelioma and other serious health problems. According to several U.S. government reports, documents exposed in the 1970s illustrated that the asbestos industry and the federal government knew for decades that asbestos was dangerous, but covered it up, fearing a legal backlash As a result, workers in industries that used asbestos heavily continued to be exposed, in some cases as late as 1990, with some workers still possibly being exposed today. Decades later, these workers are at a drastically increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. And unfortunately, mesothelioma is almost always deadly; victims have a median survival rate of six months to a year after diagnosis.

Visitors who would like to learn more about the legal
issues surrounding mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and related health concerns are invited to visit LegalView.com's new mesothelioma legal help portal at mesothelioma.legalview.com.

Recognizing that mesothelioma will be a
public health problem for decades, LegalView has established a collection of original articles on the disease; a glossary of terms; up-to-date news articles; FDA alerts; and jury verdicts and settlements. In addition to new features, such as detailed information about mesothelioma symptoms, causes, companies that used asbestos, as well as treatment resources. Also, visitors to the mesothelioma portal can utilize the free mesothelioma lawyer referral service to find a mesothelioma attorney in their state.

The mesothelioma portal is just part of LegalView's collection of free, comprehensive
information on the legal issues important to Americans. Visitors with broader legal concerns can use LegalView.com's many information portals to help them find a construction accident attorney, a brain injury lawyer, or a auto accident.

Along with the attorney referral services for these different issues, readers can find original, factual and clearly written information; the
latest news and research, including blogs dedicated to a specific legal issue; government information and releases; and guides to relevant legal and medical terms.

LegalView.com is a free service to the public, brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of highly respected
national 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 on the accomplishments and track records of LegalView.com's distinguished sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at http://www.legalview.com/.

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


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