Tuesday, May 05, 2009

$500,000 Fine for Developer

A Des Moines developer has agreed to a $500,000 fine after asbestos was found in a downtown building that was undergoing renovations.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Asbestos Agreement Reached

A former producer of asbestos, W.R. Grace & Co., has reached an agreement worth up to $3 Billion dollars in personal injury claims.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Mesothelioma Glossary

A new glossary, located at http://mesothelioma.legalview.com/glossary, adds to the already exhaustive resources related to mesothelioma located at LegalView.com

Navy Veterans Exposed to Asbestos

According to a recent article, many US Navy Veterans who served in the Philippines may have been exposed to asbestos and could be at risk to develop mesothelioma.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Australian Asbestos Worries

The ferry services to and from Manly, Australia were cancelled yesterday for two hours after staff raised concerns about work on removing asbestos.

Sydney Ferries Corporation said an upgrade of the wharf began two months ago, part of which involves the removal of asbestos from the site.

Sydney Ferries staff at the wharf held a stopwork meeting after becoming concerned the asbestos might pose a threat to their health.

They resumed work after inspectors were called in to the site.

Canadian Asbestos Scare

The residents of May Terrace in the Witney Pier area of Sydney want to be relocated from their public housing unit until the Cape Breton Regional Housing Authority removes attic insulation believed to contain asbestos and deems it safe for them to return.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Possible Bloodtest for Mesothelioma

A recent article suggests that it might be possible to develop a bloodtest to detect those in the early stages of pleural mesothelioma, although it is not currently known if early detection could lead to better treatments and improved long term survival rates.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Mesothelioma Research Funding Cut

Senator Arlen Spector recently removed language that would provide additional funding for mesothelioma research at the National Institutes of Health from the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Act (S. 852).

Natural Asbestos Can Increase Risks

A new study has shown some evidence that naturally occuring deposits of asbestos can lead to increased risks of being affected by mesothelioma.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

New Mesothelioma Website

The International Mesothelioma Program (IMP) has recently launched a new website. The International Mesothelioma Program at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA is both a clinical and research program geared toward developing more advanced treatment strategies for mesothelioma patients.