Posts Tagged ‘asbestos’

Novel treatment showing promise in patients with pleural mesothelioma

20 Apr 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Diagram showing a build up of fluid in the lining of the lungs pleural effusion CRUK 0541 100x100 Novel treatment showing promise in patients with pleural mesotheliomaAdding a novel therapeutic option called Tumor Treating Fields to standard of care chemotherapy demonstrated clinically meaningful improvements in overall survival and progression-free survival in patients with pleural mesothelioma, according to top-line results from Novocure’s STELLAR phase 2 pilot trial. (more…)


Majority of mesothelioma patients were exposed to asbestos

18 Apr 2018 by under Research/Treatment

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Majority of mesothelioma patients were exposed to asbestosAbout 3,000 people are diagnosed with each year in the United States, and between 70 to 80 percent of them were exposed to in their lifetime. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of lung cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and other organs. The disease typically kills within 18 months of diagnosis.

Asbestos is a strong, flexible mineral with fire-proof properties once commonly added to cement, insulation, roof shingles, and other products. Asbestos has been positively linked to the development of mesothelioma. (more…)


J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma case

12 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J, Imerys slapped with $117 million in damages in talc mesothelioma caseLate Wednesday, April 11, and its talc supplier Imerys were slapped with a $117 million verdict in a case brought by a man who claimed the companies’ contained asbestos, which contributed to the development of his malignant mesothelioma. (more…)


J&J fights punitive damages in talc mesothelioma case

11 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J fights punitive damages in talc mesothelioma caseJohnson & Johnson is fighting to skirt punitive damages in a lawsuit alleging the company’s talcum powder products contain asbestos and caused a man to develop the rare and deadly form of lung cancer called malignant mesothelioma. (more…)


J&J slapped with $37 million verdict in talc mesothelioma case

9 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J slapped with $37 million verdict in talc mesothelioma caseA man who claimed he developed malignant mesothelioma after using Johnson & Johnson products regularly for decades was awarded $37 million in compensatory damages by a New Jersey state jury.

The jury awarded $30 million to plaintiff Stephen Lanzo III and $7 million to his wife, Kendra. Johnson & Johnson was ordered to pay 70 percent of the damages and its supplier, Imerys America Inc., was charged with paying the remaining 30 percent. (more…)


J&J loses mistrial bid in talc mesothelioma trial

5 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 J&J loses mistrial bid in talc mesothelioma trialA New Jersey Superior Court Judge rejected ’s bid for a mistrial in a case brought by a man who claims the company’s talcum powder products contain asbestos and contributed to his developing . The consumer health care giant argued that the plaintiff’s attorney spoke out of turn during closing arguments when he said that Johnson & Johnson withheld information from and essentially lied to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). (more…)


NJ jury to decide whether J&J talc caused man’s mesothelioma

5 Apr 2018 by under Legal

640px Talc mutnikSVK01 100x100 NJ jury to decide whether J&J talc caused mans mesotheliomaA New Jersey jury has been charged with determining whether hid evidence that its talcum powder products contained asbestos by using tests that it knew were too weak to detect the cancer-causing mineral, in a case brought by a man who claims regular use of the consumer health care company’s talc products caused him to develop . (more…)


Annual Mesothelioma Symposium to be held in MN, NYC

3 Apr 2018 by under Events

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation logo edited 100x100 Annual Mesothelioma Symposium to be held in MN, NYCThe annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma will be held in two cities in 2018 – Minneapolis, Minnesota and New York City. Each conference will be a one-day stand-alone event covering topics involving treatment, advances, clinical trials and support with featured speakers who are experts in the field of . (more…)


Firefighters are greater risk of mesothelioma

31 Mar 2018 by under News

firefighters at WTC site 100x100 Firefighters are greater risk of mesotheliomaFirefighters are at a much greater risk of cancer than ever before, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The reason? Houses contain material that, when on fire, can release toxic fumes and other contaminants. (more…)


Hawaii fire department fined for not protecting firefighters from asbestos exposure

29 Mar 2018 by under News

Airport firefighters drill 100x100 Hawaii fire department fined for not protecting firefighters from asbestos exposureThe State of Hawaii has fined the Honolulu Fire Department $7,000 for not protecting firefighters from dangerous asbestos they were exposed to during a summertime fire at the Marco Polo condominiums that killed three people and destroyed dozens of units. The fire was the largest high-rise fire in the state’s history, and hundreds of Honolulu firefighters worked to contain the blaze. (more…)