Thursday, July 30, 2009


Definition of Asbestos Could Expand

Research Could Expand the Definition of Asbestos (PRWeb via Yahoo! News)
Joseph W. Belluck of Belluck & Fox, LLP says government should err on side of caution

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys Re-Launch Website

The Mesothelioma and Asbestos Attorneys of Williams Kherkher Announce the Re-Launch of Their Website (LawFuel)
LawFuel.com - 30 July, 2009 - The mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys of Williams Kherkher announce the re-launch of their website. The website has come up with some varied features such as treatment, legal options and detailed information about mesothelioma and asbestos related illnesses.

Monday, July 27, 2009


Taconite Workers Cancer To Be Studied

Cancer in taconite workers to be studied (redOrbit)
Workers in Minnesota's taconite industry are being asked to take part in a study to determine why so many of them are getting a rare cancer, researchers say. University of Minnesota scientists said letters began going out Monday to current and former employees of mining companies that extract


Over 30 Studies 2B Unveiled at Lung Cancer Meeting

Lilly to Unveil More Than 30 Studies at Premier Lung Cancer Meeting (PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance)
Eli Lilly and Company continues to lead the way in advancing lung cancer treatment.


Mesothelioma Law Firm Changes Name

Nationwide Mesothelioma Law Firm SimmonsCooper LLC Changes Name, Adds Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd to Letterhead (PRWeb)

The firm formerly known as "SimmonsCooper" changed its name on July 20th. It will also relocate and consolidate its headquarters from E. Alton to Alton, Illinois. On its 10-year anniversary, the name change acknowledges the firm's leadership and advocacy for victims of mesothelioma inside and outside the courtroom. (PRWeb Jul 27, 2009) Read the full story.

Friday, July 24, 2009


Jury Awards $700,000 in Mesothelioma Verdict

A jury found that Garlock Gaskets and packing were a substantial factor in causing Thomas Firth's mesothelioma and death and returned a verdict in the amount of $700,000 in favor of the Firth family. (PRWeb Jul 24, 2009)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/mesothelioma/asbestos-exposure/prweb2664534.htm

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Understanding Types Of Malignant Mesothelioma

Understanding the Epithelial, Surcomatoid and the Biphasic types of the malignant mesothelioma

2009-07-22 - (mesotheliomacancernews.com - Mesothelioma Press Release) - Dallas, TX - Facts about mesothelioma cancer are fairly known to many and specially to those who are affected with mesothelioma cancer. Yet, with this rare disease harming those who have been closely associated with asbestos, exposing themselves to asbestos fibers at their work place or through the family members who brought the dust of silver fiber at home in the work cloths, shoes, hair while returing from work.

The fact noted here is that no one who comes into contact with asbestos is spared from its lethal effects whether its is a direct asbestos industry workers or the worker of the industry that produces goods in which asbestos is used as a raw material and the family members, their friends and loved ones of these workers. Thus, the number of people who get effected from asbestos fibers easily and surely multiplies.

Epithelial mesothelioma, Sarcomatoid mesothelioma, malignant biphasic mesothelioma

1) The Epithelial mesothelioma: Approximately 50% to 70% of mesothelioma cells are the epithelial cells. These cells are tubular in pattern and are of uniform shape. These cells develop in the mesothelioma that protects certain organs of the gastrointestinal tract and the lungs.

Treatment of these epithelial cells is based on the three traditional therapies of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Sometimes, two therapies are combined for the treatment, depending upon the intensity of the infection.

2) The sarcomatoid mesothelioma: These cells are irregular and oval in shape. The nucleus is difficult to detect. These cells further divide into secondary cells and are classified as the 'acinar 'cells, the' clear'' cells and the 'tubo-papillary' cells. About 10% to 15% of the total mesothelioma cancer patients belong to this class of cells. This type of the cells lead towards death.

The treatment is the same as of the mesothelioma epithelial cells. But, these sarcomatoid cells are very resistant to these treatments. Help of other therapies such as the immunotherapy, the gene therapy and the photodynamic therapy proves helpful.

3) The malignant biphasic mesothelioma: 40% to 60% of the mesothelioma cancer patients belong to this class, The biphasic system is a combination of both the epithelial and the sarcomatoid types of mesothelioma.

Treatment is the same as prescribes for the above two types, with a few variations, depending upon the stage and level of the disease.

Thus, with the knowledge and the development in treatment and therapies, the sad part is, that all mesothelioma cancer cases are fatal.

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Mona Lisa Wallace will be president of Public Justice Foundation

Salisbury attorney Mona Lisa Wallace, founding partner of Wallace and Graham, will be sworn in July 28 as president of the Public Justice Foundation, ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009


£500,000 In Damages For Asbestos Widow

A NORTH-EAST Parkinson's disease sufferer, who was robbed of her husband's care by his untimely death from asbestos-related cancer, has won a record £500,000 in damages.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


SimmonsCooper changes name, moves away

Law firm SimmonsCooper is changing its name to Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC and moving from East Alton to Alton in Illinois.


Cleanup of Asbestos Mine Settlement Reached

Joseph W. Belluck, a partner at the New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, says the cleanup of the Vermont asbestos group mine site is long overdue

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