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The Industrial History of Asbestos: When Did They Learn It Was Toxic?

In 1924, the first medical article on the hazards of asbestos was published in the British Medical Journal, a prestigious outlet for scientific research. The studies that followed eventually linked the naturally occurring silicate mineral to the most widespread occupational cancer in the world, mesothelioma.

Though the dangers of asbestos are widely recognized today by doctors and...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

On September 26th, 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) – a nonprofit charity – established Mesothelioma Awareness Day with the goal of bringing more attention and funding to the cancer that thousands of American workers and family members suffer from. Following years of advocacy by MARF, national observance was made official by the U.S. Congress in 2010. This...

Prolonged Lives with Early Screening: Asbestos-Related Cancers

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer whose earliest mention dates back centuries. It went misdiagnosed, and worse, undiagnosed for years. It’s insidious nature renders it one of the most difficult diseases to detect, as it may take up to 40 years for the malignant growth on the lining of the lungs to develop in an individual. Though the number of mesothelioma patients has gradually declined due to...

COVID-19 Mortality Spikes in Patients with Lung Cancer

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Our daily lives have been severely altered as the fear of the current pandemic grows. The most vulnerable among us are in even greater danger of the effects of COVID-19 than originally believed to be, new studies show. As we come to understand and endure the challenges of COVID-19, high-risk populations among us face additional difficulties when it comes to protecting themselves, and receiving...

Electricians Face Increased Risk of Mesothelioma

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Electricians are one of the highest-risk groups for asbestos-related disease, according to a 2018 International Journal of Epidemiology study. Exposure to asbestos, a prevalent component in building and electrical materials, is the cause. Although asbestos was removed from many products in the 1980s, it was never banned in the United States, and the hazards of this toxin continue to...

Global Asbestos Awareness Week – 2020

Over forty years have passed since the International Agency for Research on Cancer declared asbestos to be a human carcinogen. Though the mineral has been depended on for much of recorded human history, its recognized threat to the health and safety of people is what has enabled a worldwide movement of inhibiting any use of it. Although, the 16th annual global asbestos awareness  conference...

Law360: US Steel Must Face Seaman’s Asbestos Exposure Suit

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An Ohio appellate panel on Monday revived a suit accusing U.S. Steel of causing a worker’s mesothelioma death due to asbestos exposure on company-owned ships, saying the trial judge was wrong to apply state law rather than federal law to the estate’s federal Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.

The suit filed by the former merchant marine’s widow, Diane Shaffer,...

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day — Veterans Still Fighting

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December 7, 1941, remains a date that many have never forgotten—a day that has lived in infamy for both military veterans and the American public. During the attacks at Pearl Harbor, U.S. military casualties totaled more than 3,400, including more than 2,300 killed on the Honolulu, Hawaii, military base.

Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Between the 1930s...

Talc: Asbestos Exposure in Everyday Objects

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For a number of years, women across the country have been claiming that talc found in Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Baby Powder has caused ovarian cancer. Nevertheless, manufacturers continually use talcum powder in a multitude of products – many of which carry traces of asbestos. Asbestos is a known carcinogen. It is the only known cause of mesothelioma and is often linked to the...

Documenting the Fight Against Asbestos Exposure

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Filmmakers are traveling across the country, even across the globe, documenting the fight against asbestos and honoring the victims of mesothelioma. As the U.S. continues to struggle with enacting regulations and legislation, documentaries like ‘Dirty Laundry’ and ‘Breathless’ are showing the real impact of asbestos exposure on communities and the necessity of an outright ban on...

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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