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Am I At Risk For Mesothelioma

You should contact a mesothelioma law firm immediately if you feel that you are living with damages due to asbestos exposure. Certain trades, such as those involved in the construction industry and steel industry, are at greater risk of developing mesothelioma.There are many industries where employees are at a greater risk for asbestos exposure. It is important to understand what those industries are and how a Pennsylvania mesothelioma attorney can represent your interests in the event of exposure and its effects on your health.  The early signs and symptoms associated with asbestos exposure are something your mesothelioma lawyer will discuss...

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Asbestos Violation is Not a Thing of the Past

Asbestos is a product that presently is mostly associated with the past – old mills and textile factories that employed thousands of laborers in the industrial heyday of the United States. Today, asbestos is a widely known carcinogen and precautions and laws have been in place since the 1970s to prohibit the use of asbestos. While violating asbestos laws have serious repercussions, asbestos violations are continually happening, which raises the question: should this carcinogen be taken more seriously and is the punishment for mishandling asbestos severe enough?In an asbestos-abatement business in Michigan, workers’ health is in jeopardy because the Michigan...

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4 Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma and believe you may be entitled to compensation, you will need to hire the services of a qualified mesothelioma lawyer. Not every mesothelioma law firm will be suited to your needs, that is why you need to ask certain questions before you decide on the law firm to represent you. Here are four questions you should always consider.1. Who Will Handle My Case?Not all law firms specialize in mesothelioma cases. They can certainly review all of your documentation and decide if you have a case, but they may refer you to a different...

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Positive Genetic Studies and Treatment for Mesothelioma Patients

Understanding malignant mesothelioma and the way it develops is significant when discovering prevention, development control, and the eventual lead to a cure. Cancer researchers at the Mayo Clinic have been researching the genetic composition of the disease in hopes to find a connection between the development of mesothelioma and mutations in DNA.To find these genetic roots, Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) was applied. In this study, 11 mesothelioma patients were tested (7 with pleural mesothelioma and 4 with peritoneal mesothelioma). Using the NGS method, patient’s DNA was quickly and accurately analyzed to find genetic mutations. Results showed 86% of those with...

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Checking for Asbestos in Your New Home

Although asbestos use has been heavily restricted in the United States for decades, homes that were built before 1980 may still contain the material in their floor tiles, insulation, shingles, and drywall. Building materials containing asbestos is not normally dangerous, but they can shed asbestos fibers if they are damaged or disturbed. These microscopic fibers can be inhaled or ingested and lead to serious health problems, including the rare form of cancer known as mesothelioma.The only way to truly know if you have asbestos in your home is to contact an asbestos building tester and have them inspect your home....

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