Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 million

3 Apr 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Jury finds asbestos products manufacturers liable for mesothelioma death, awards $7.2 millionA Philadelphia County jury found in favor of the family of Edward Merwitz, a former shipfitter who died of at age 62. The lawsuit alleged Merwitz was exposed to asbestos-containing products while working on U.S. Navy ships between the years of 1965 and 1970. Read the rest of this entry »


Global Asbestos Awareness Week – April 1-7, 2014

1 Apr 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Events, Research/Treatment

Asbestos Awareness Week 2014 100x100 Global Asbestos Awareness Week   April 1 7, 2014Today marks the start of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW), which will be observed April 1-7, 2014. The event was started as National Asbestos Awareness Day in 2005, expanded to National Asbestos Awareness Week, and is now recognized globally as a time to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. Read the rest of this entry »


Vaccine uses new approach to immunotherapy for vaccine to treat mesothelioma, ovarian cancer

28 Mar 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Research/Treatment

cancer stem cell 100x100 Vaccine uses new approach to immunotherapy for vaccine to treat mesothelioma, ovarian cancerResearchers have developed a vaccine that takes a novel approach to immunotherapy to treat cancer, in particular and ovarian cancer. The new vaccine should be easier for patients with advanced cancers to tolerate, and less expensive to administer than traditional immunotherapy vaccines. Read the rest of this entry »


Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosion

12 Mar 2014 by Kurt Niland under Events, News, Research/Treatment

New York building collapse fire photo by NY1 100x100 Asbestos danger lurks in the wake of New York City building explosionNew York City mayor Bill DeBlasio called the catastrophic gas explosion that leveled two buildings in East Harlem Wednesday morning “a tragedy of the worst kind.”

Witnesses say that the devastating explosion sent their neighbors “flying out of windows” of the two five-story buildings at 1644 and 1646 Park Ave. near 116th St. Authorities reported two women dead, 22 injured, and up to 12 missing. Read the rest of this entry »


Investigators look into possible improper disposal of asbestos-containing debris at Des Moines renovation project

28 Feb 2014 by Wendi Lewis under Legal, News

Younkers Building Des Moines WIKI 100x100 Investigators look into possible improper disposal of asbestos containing debris at Des Moines renovation projectDES MOINES, Iowa – A dispute about the possible improper removal and disposal of asbestos-containing debris at a project is heating up as contractors and inspectors debate the merits of an investigation. The disagreement stems from a project at the former Younkers building – now known as the Flagship Building – in downtown Des Moines, Iowa. The area in question is a section of drywall that was removed from the fifth floor of the building, encompassing roughly 300 square feet. Read the rest of this entry »


Lawsuit filed by machinist diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer

27 Feb 2014 by Temp Temple under Legal, News

Gavel Scales of Justice American flag square 100x100 Lawsuit filed by machinist diagnosed with asbestos related lung cancerAn asbestos exposure complaint was filed Feb. 12, 2014, by a man who was recently diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer. Working as a machinist for numerous companies, Milton M. Schuster, Sr., was allegedly exposed to asbestos from 1954 through 1985 by his former employers’ products, leading to his diagnosis on Dec. 12, 2013, according to the complaint. Read the rest of this entry »


New Orleans residents raise concerns about asbestos contamination at local high school

27 Feb 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

John McDonough High School Esplanade Avenue New Orleans 100x100 New Orleans residents raise concerns about asbestos contamination at local high schoolNEW ORLEANS, La. – Citizens whose children attend John McDonough High School in New Orleans are raising concerns about the presence of lead paint, mold and possible asbestos contamination at the property, which they say is endangering the health of students, faculty and staff. The school is already slated to close in June to undergo renovations, but area residents say they want students relocated immediately. Read the rest of this entry »


Tests find U.S. Post Office branch is free from asbestos, clear to re-open

20 Feb 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News

USPS logo 100x100 Tests find U.S. Post Office branch is free from asbestos, clear to re openA U.S. Post Office branch in Santa Monica, Calif., got the green light to re-open yesterday after being shuttered on Friday for suspected asbestos contamination. Further tests by a licensed asbestos abatement contractor allayed fears, revealing no asbestos in either surface or air samples. Read the rest of this entry »


Young man diagnosed with mesothelioma in both abdomen and lungs; family seeks help

11 Feb 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, People, Research/Treatment

Olsen family 300x215 Young man diagnosed with mesothelioma in both abdomen and lungs; family seeks helpJust before Christmas last year, a young man, just 33 years old, was diagnosed with . His diagnosis came after two years of puzzling symptoms and pain, multiple doctor visits, surgeries and tests. Finally, on Dec. 23, 2013, doctors confirmed that he had – not only affecting his lungs, but also his abdomen. Now, Christian H. Olsen, Jr., and his family are asking for help as he faces a battle for his life. Read the rest of this entry »


Meso Foundation announces 2013 research award grants

5 Feb 2014 by Wendi Lewis under News, Organizations, Research/Treatment

MARF logo square Meso Foundation announces 2013 research award grantsThe Applied Research Foundation (Meso Foundation) this week announced the 2013 recipients of research grant money totaling $500,000. Five projects were selected for funding. Each will receive $100,000. The Foundation has contributed $8.7 million in funding for research since the program began. Read the rest of this entry »