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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day – Fighting on a Different Front

In 1941, the world lived in a time of complete unrest. While Europe was enduring endless days and nights of growing oppression and hostilities, tensions between the United States and Japan eventually came to a boil at Pearl Harbor on December 7th – a date which, as famously described by President Franklin Roosevelt, “will live in infamy.” By marking the day in 1941 that drove...

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

National Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 – Strength in Unity

On September 26th, 2004, the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) – a nonprofit charity – established Mesothelioma Awareness Day with the goal of bringing more attention and funding to the cancer that thousands of American workers and family members suffer from. Following years of advocacy by MARF, national observance was made official by the U.S. Congress in 2010. This...

Honoring Mesothelioma Victims and Fighting Asbestos Exposure

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Honoring Mesothelioma Victims and Fighting Asbestos Exposure

Each year on September 26th, we celebrate Mesothelioma Awareness Day to honor those who have lost the battle against mesothelioma, to acknowledge those who are still living with the disease, and to fight against asbestos exposure. To understand the importance of this day, we sat down with Dallas mesothelioma attorney, Patrick Wigle, and asked him what it means to work with victims of asbestos...

Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

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Asbestos Ban Can Eliminate Confusion and Danger

A proactive approach to banning and eliminating asbestos on ships prevents exposure and unnecessary illness and death.

Lack of uniformity can often lead to confusion, but when it involves a dangerous carcinogen such as asbestos, the likelihood of danger significantly increases as well. According to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), there are two options for...

Steelmaker Fined $170,000 for Asbestos Violations

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Steelmaker Fined $170,000 for Asbestos Violations

Pittsburgh’s U.S. Steel has been fined $170,000 for exposing seven workers to asbestos hazards. According to Scott Frost, a partner with the mesothelioma law firm Waters Kraus & Paul, steel mill employees have been heavily exposed to asbestos on the job for decades. As a result, they are at risk for developing pleural mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lining of the lung that is nearly...

Americans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos

Americans Still at Risk for Mesothelioma from Asbestos

Decades after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began regulating and eventually banning the use of asbestos in a wide variety of products, asbestos continues to cause the deaths of thousands of Americans each year, including the roughly 3000 who are diagnosed every year with mesothelioma. Most mesothelioma patients are in their sixties or older and were exposed to asbestos decades ago...

New Mesothelioma Drug Studied in Britain

New Mesothelioma Drug Studied in Britain

British researchers are investigating a new drug that may be used to treat mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is ordinarily discovered only after it has progressed to the late stages, when effective treatment is not possible. HRX9, the drug being studied in Britain, prevents cancer cells from escaping the body’s ordinary process for killing off...

Genetic Alterations Discovered in Mesothelioma Tumors

Genetic Alterations Discovered in Mesothelioma Tumors

Researchers with Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and scientists from Genentech have conducted a genomic analysis of more than 200 mesothelioma tumors. They have discovered genetic alterations that may ultimately help physicians to treat mesothelioma and to improve methods for diagnosing the disease and assessing patients’ likely outcomes. Their research was recently published in...

Proposed Asbestos Legislation Targets U.S. Veterans

Proposed Asbestos Legislation Targets U.S. Veterans

United States veterans represent eight percent of the nation’s population, but they make up 30 percent of Americans who develop mesothelioma, a fatal cancer with only one established cause — asbestos exposure. That’s why new laws proposed by asbestos companies are particularly unfair to U.S. veterans.

Tennessee Lawmakers Considering Legislation to Help Asbestos Companies Shun...

Clinical Trial Studies Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma Patients

Clinical Trial Studies Cryotherapy for Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma doctors at the Mayo Clinic are in the midst of a clinical trial to determine the safety and effectiveness of cryotherapy treatment for patients. Mesothelioma is an aggressive, terminal cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Many workers have been exposed to the dangerous substance in their work with asbestos gaskets, asbestos brake linings and asbestos insulation...

What are my chances?

That’s the first question everyone asks. The truth is it’s impossible to know. But we can tell you this. Waters Kraus & Paul has what it takes to fight against big corporate interests and win. That’s why we’ve taken more mesothelioma trials to verdict than any other firm. And that’s why we’ve recovered more than $1.3 billion for clients like you. Do you think you have a case? Contact us now to speak with an attorney.

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