Merck Lung Cancer Drug Shows Promise Combined with Chemo

Merck Lung Cancer Drug Shows Promise Combined with Chemo

Last fall, Merck & Company (Merck & Co) revealed new clinical data that showed its immunotherapy drug Keytruda was showing positive benefits in lung cancer patients who were previously untreated, according to a FoxNews report. Keytruda, the study showed, was given to patients either on its on or in combination with chemotherapy. The American Cancer […]

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Mesothelioma: Lung Cancer Caused by Inhaling Asbestos

Mesothelioma: Lung Cancer Caused by Inhaling Asbestos

Lung cancer is a type of malignant, or invasive, tumor that generates in the lungs. Research shows that this disease leads to the deaths of as many as 160,000 individuals each year in the United States. While smoking has been identified as the most common cause of lung cancer, those who are exposed to certain […]

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Top Mesothelioma Stories of 2016

Top Mesothelioma Stories of 2016

This past year, many of the top headlines relating to mesothelioma focused on new treatment options for patients suffering from the deadly disease. Many patients feel options are limited when it comes to treatment because there is no cure and the disease is progressive. Below are some major stories that hit the news last year […]

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New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Take Aim at Asbestos

New Environmental Protection Agency Regulations Take Aim at Asbestos

As the new Trump administration transitioned into the White House in January, some uncertainty arose over the future of various environmental regulations and the state of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Despite the political climate, the EPA recently selected its first 10 chemicals to go under review in accordance with the recently enacted Frank […]

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Lung Cancer and Exposure to Hazardous Substances

Lung Cancer and Exposure to Hazardous Substances

Cancer of the lungs is a type of malignant tumor that starts in the lungs. According to research, this disease is the cause of about 160,000 deaths in the United States each year. While smoking is recognized as the most common cause of cancer of the lungs, working with or being near particular hazardous materials […]

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Pittsburgh Corning Ordered to Pay Billions in Lung Cancer Settlement

Pittsburgh Corning Ordered to Pay Billions in Lung Cancer Settlement

A global manufacturer of sustainable and high-performing glass based products, Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (“Corning”), was forced to pay a multi-billion dollar asbestos lung cancer settlement last year. A personal injury trust fund valued at $3.5 billion, according to GlobeNewswire, was established to resolve the asbestos claims. The company emerged from Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection recently, […]

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Vaping Products Considered Tobacco, According to FDA

Vaping Products Considered Tobacco, According to FDA

Last fall, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recategorized vapor products to be “tobacco” products as a result of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (TCA). The changes went into effect on August 8, 2016 and follow a two-year pursuit by the federal agency to prohibit nearly all vapor products on the market. […]

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Vaccine for Mesothelioma Seeks to Stop Cancer Before it Starts

Vaccine for Mesothelioma Seeks to Stop Cancer Before it Starts

Dr. Pietro Bertino, from the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii, was recently awarded a six-figure grant from U.S. Department of defense to develop a mesothelioma vaccine, according to Asbestos.com. Dr. Bertino is a research assistant in Cell and Molecular Biology Department at the university. The three-year, $550,000 research grant […]

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Viable Cause of Action for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Viable Cause of Action for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

The tort cause of action, “negligent infliction of emotional distress,” while available in just about all jurisdictions in the United States, has several restraints and limitations in bringing about this particular cause of action in many jurisdictions. Negligent infliction of emotional distress, as opposed to “intentional infliction of emotional distress,” requires different premises in order […]

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Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

Who Recovers for Injuries and Damages as a Result of a Trespass?

The intentional entering of the property of another who has exclusive right to possession of that property is a trespass. It goes without saying that the trespasser must not have had the permission of the property owner (i.e., the individual must not be an invitee or a licensee), and his presence on the property must […]

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