Even though many types of asbestos-containing materials have been banned in the U.S. since the 1970s, people are still getting sick and suffering from deadly conditions because of this hazardous substance. If fact, while asbestos use has declined sharply over the last four decades, instances of mesothelioma-related deaths has actually increased.
Thanks to a recent decision by the California Supreme Court, mesothelioma victims in the Golden State now have additional legal protections available if they were ever exposed to asbestos by their housemates.
According to a new study presented at the annual International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer conference, researchers claim to have identified a possible new biomarker for malignant pleural mesothelioma, which is an often-deadly form of cancer typically caused by asbestos exposure.
According to criminal charges recently filed by federal prosecutors, a Denver apartment complex released asbestos from two of its towers into the air during a renovation from January to February of 2014.
In response to the Letter to the Editor, written by Nanette Traband of Edwardsville and published by Madison-St. Clair County Record on Sept. 16 and Advantage News on Sept. 21, we wanted to share with the community why Gori Julian & Associates so diligently supports Mesothelioma research this month, and every month.
Last week, our country stopped to remember and thank those who helped New York recover and rebuild after the September 11 attacks. Along with the lingering emotional effects, some of these brave first responders and volunteers are dealing with physical affects from the prevalence of asbestos, including mesothelioma.
A few weeks ago, we published a white paper about the sheer number of Navy veterans suffering from lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis or other asbestos-related illnesses. These veterans are affected because many of the vessels they sailed and shipyards where they worked contained high levels of asbestos.
This last weekend, we celebrated the service and sacrifice of our military members. For some the sacrifice continues years later. We want to draw attention to lingering health effects caused by asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and fast-moving cancer most commonly associated with asbestos exposure. When it first emerged in the national consciousness in the late 70s and early 80s, the prognosis was never good. Most mesothelioma victims could expect to live between 12 and 18 months and there was no discussion of long-term survival.
For most of the 20th century, asbestos was widely used in the U.S. Navy, both in the shipyards were the vessels were built and onboard in a wide array of applications. This resulted in widespread asbestos exposure among Navy veterans, in many cases leading to disastrous health consequences in the decades that followed. Often, the disease remains undetected for a period of 20 to 50 years before resulting in a terminal diagnosis.