In recent years, there has been rising controversy over the discovery of asbestos in talc. You may be wondering whether you should avoid talcum powder or if you should assume you are at risk for an asbestos-related disease if you’ve been exposed to products containing talc. What is the truth about asbestos found in talc?…
Trump Administration Refused an Asbestos Ban
The rate of mesothelioma cases has declined significantly since the 1990s. Currently, there are roughly 3,000 new diagnoses of mesothelioma in the U.S. each year. The sharp decline of cases is due to the restrictions on asbestos use and protections for workers. Despite the great strides made in worker safety due to these laws and…
Tooey v. AK Steel: What Does it Mean?
Do you worry that your asbestos exposure was too long ago to bring a lawsuit in the Keystone State? If so, you need to talk with the mesothelioma attorneys who played a major role in changing Pennsylvania law. In November 2013, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court handed down Tooey v. AK Steel. This decision found that…
Asbestos Exposure in Pennsylvania Elementary Schools
Most American citizens think asbestos exposure is a thing of the past, but it is all too current a concern. Buildings from asbestos’ heyday age containing asbestos fibers that have long remained “safely” tucked away, are now leading to concerns about asbestos exposure in Pennsylvania elementary schools and in other schools all over the country….
Is Mesothelioma Always Fatal? What You Need to Know
Mesothelioma is a somewhat rare, but serious cancer that causes chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, unintended weight loss, and fever, among other symptoms. The answer to the question “Is mesothelioma always fatal?” depends on many factors, such as age, overall health, and the stage of the cancer. As treatment options have advanced, some studies…