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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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CDC Report Suggests Increase in Mesothelioma-Related Mortality Rate

In early March, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report that indicated an increase in the mortality and the morbidity of individuals diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure. The disease affects the lining of the lungs, or the…

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Diagnosing Mesothelioma

The mesothelioma attorneys at The Law Offices of Peter Angelos describe the process of diagnosing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure—even brief exposures. The disease affects the lining of the lungs, the abdomen or heart, and eventually hinders those organs’ ability to perform essential…

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Understanding Mesothelioma and Asbestosis

Over the last century, millions of Americans have been exposed to asbestos—a dangerous mineral formerly used in a variety of consumer and industrial products. Asbestos fibers can enter the body when inhaled or ingested. Mesothelioma Asbestos fibers can damage the mesothelium. This can eventually lead to the development of mesothelioma and asbestosis. Malignant mesothelioma is…

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Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma: What You Should Know to Protect Yourself

For the longest time, asbestos exposure had been mainly a problem with workers in the mining industries, construction, or those working with raw materials. The problem with asbestos exposure is that symptoms do not normally show until several years later. The medical term for this is called the latency period. On average, it could take…

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