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Gene Mapping Study Could Lead To Improved Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma, a form of cancer that typically affects the lungs, can be difficult to diagnose in its early stages. Initial symptoms often present as flu-like symptoms, so the only way to confirm a mesothelioma diagnosis is through a potentially invasive biopsy. However, a recent study involving gene mapping could lead to a less invasive and more effective diagnosis method for…

Who to Sue for Toxic Mold

Exposure to mold, particularly toxic mold, is a growing concern in both the healthcare and legal spheres. With the potential to exacerbate health conditions and ruin property, mold can be a formidable force to combat. For those who have suffered health issues, property damage, or any other losses as a result of mold infestation, there might be an opportunity to…

The Four Types of Mesothelioma

Our Maryland Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Mesothelioma Diagnosis A mesothelioma diagnosis poses serious challenges to you and your loved one. The many different kinds of mesothelioma can result in widely varying prognoses and treatment options, but you do not have to navigate this complicated world by yourself. The Law Office of Peter J. Angelos has extensive experience working with mesothelioma patients…

Tips for Managing Mental Health After Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is an atypical class of cancers generally caused by inhaling or swallowing airborne asbestos fibers. Malignant mesotheliomas are tumors that usually begin growing in the chest, abdomen, and heart. These tumors can take up to 50 years to develop depending on the severity of exposure to asbestos particles. Patients often miss mesothelioma symptoms due to the broad range of…

What are Common Symptoms of Ovarian Cancer?

Ovarian cancer is a rare, yet serious, form of cancer that has been linked to brief-to-extended asbestos exposure in talcum products. It is found in the female reproductive system of cancer patients and is aggressive in nature. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos-containing products, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Shower-to-Shower and Baby Powder, it is…

Updates on Immunotherapy for Mesothelioma Patients

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer treatment that stimulates the patient’s immune system so it can fight off cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. Due to its success as a developing cancer treatment, it is now being used as an experimental treatment for mesothelioma. Here, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, who have experience representing mesothelioma patients…

House Fires and Asbestos Risk

House fires are a serious issue for homeowners and their families, and the threat is compounded when structures containing harmful substances, such as asbestos, become burned and damaged. Here, the mesothelioma and toxic tort attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos detail the risks of asbestos contamination in house fires. The Role of Asbestos in the Residential Construction Industry…

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay Millions in Damages Over Talc-Based Mesothelioma

On Wednesday, April 11, jurors in New Brunswick, New Jersey ordered Johnson & Johnson and its talc supplier—Imerys Talc America—to pay $117 million in damages to a man suffering from mesothelioma. This verdict was announced in the second of two trials so far alleging that Johnson & Johnson’s talc-based products contain asbestos. The plaintiff, Mr. Stephen Lanzo III, presented evidence…

Modified Surgical Approach and Immunotherapy May Boost Pleural Mesothelioma Survival

A modified version of a pleurectomy, as well as immunotherapy, may boost survival rates for those who suffer from pleural mesothelioma. Here the mesothelioma attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos provide mesothelioma victims and their families with information regarding the latest treatment opportunities. There are several considerations to keep in mind when electing to undergo a major surgical…

Increased Risk of Mesothelioma for Dental Technicians

Throughout the twentieth century, asbestos was widely used throughout a number of industrial and commercial sectors, and in residential homes and commercial buildings due to its heat-resistant properties and malleable strength. As a result, countless workers within these industries and sectors were exposed to the substance, and consequently put at risk for developing mesothelioma later in life. While it is…