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How asbestos causes mesothelioma

How asbestos causes mesothelioma

If you have developed health problems after having worked in a factory, shipyard, auto mechanics shop or other location where there may have been asbestos, your condition might be connected to exposure. Symptoms of illness often do not arise for…

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Lies about asbestos removal training lead to federal convictions

Lies about asbestos removal training lead to federal convictions

The negligent acts of some people continue to endanger the safety and lives of others. Take, for instance, the recent case involving two asbestos abatement employees who failed to properly train workers, exposing them and the public to asbestos exposure.…

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Workers pay the price for exposure to asbestos

Workers pay the price for exposure to asbestos

While at work, employees have the right to a reasonable expectation of safety while they are doing their jobs. Even in high-risk occupations, there are steps employers can take that will help their employees stay as safe as possible. When…

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Here’s what mesothelioma does to the body

Here’s what mesothelioma does to the body

There are people in North Carolina and throughout the United States who are walking around with a terminal illness without being aware of it. This illness can linger in a person’s body for years before he or she exhibits symptoms.…

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New drug treatment strategy offers hope to mesothelioma patients

New drug treatment strategy offers hope to mesothelioma patients

The diagnosis of mesothelioma is devastating. This is a serious, difficult-to-treat type of cancer that affects the lungs, and the prognosis is grave for those in North Carolina suffering from this type of illness. This cancer is aggressive, and many…

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Are you in a high-risk group for Mesothelioma?

Are you in a high-risk group for Mesothelioma?

It is frightening to think that there could be environmental danger lurking unseen in your workplace or home environment. Yet, unless your employer or a landlord or real estate agent informs you that a particular space is known to have…

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A fifth mesothelioma type joins Compassionate Allowances list

A fifth mesothelioma type joins Compassionate Allowances list

A fifth type of mesothelioma has been added to the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) Compassionate Allowances (CAL) list. The CAL program hastens the process of awarding disability benefits. Applicants suffering from severe medical conditions have their disability claims accepted based…

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The connection between friability and mesothelioma

The connection between friability and mesothelioma

If you have ever worked in a Navy shipyard, an old school building, an apartment complex with popcorn ceilings or an auto mechanics shop, you may, at some point, have been exposed to asbestos. Even in your private life, for…

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Promising results in trials for new mesothelioma treatment

Promising results in trials for new mesothelioma treatment

A diagnosis of mesothelioma is devastating for both the patient and his or her family. This specific type of cancer has a high fatality rate, and medical professionals have performed significant research to find treatment options that give patients hope…

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Supporting your loved one with mesothelioma

Supporting your loved one with mesothelioma

One of the challenges with mesothelioma is that it is difficult to diagnose early. Often, the symptoms are easy to dismiss and are often overlooked on routine exams. When you discover that your loved one has mesothelioma, it can be…

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