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Montana Court Gets 6 New Judges to Handle Libby Asbestos Cases

Libby, Montana, is synonymous with asbestos exposure. Over the years, thousands of residents have been exposed to extreme levels of asbestos through the natural vermiculite mines in the town, resulting in thousands of pending claims against the company in charge, W.R. Grace. Montana’s Supreme Court has appointed 6 additional judges to handle Libby asbestos cases…

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Asbestos Claim Against Ford Moves Forward in Former Mechanic’s Exposure Case

An asbestos claim against Ford Motor Co. and manufacturer Cummins Inc. moves to trial where a jury will decide whether a former Ford mechanic developed peritoneal mesothelioma as a result of working with the companies’ asbestos-containing brake linings. Former Ford Mechanic Develops Peritoneal Mesothelioma Victor Michel worked a career as an engine mechanic at Ford…

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New FDA Approved Drug Targets Genetic Cancer Mutations

The FDA’s newly approved drug, larotrectinib (known by the brand name Vitrakvi), is the first genetics-based cancer drug that doesn’t treat just one specific form of cancer. That’s because this new drug focuses on TRK fusion genes, which occur in many different types of cancer, making it a potentially effective mesothelioma treatment. How Larotrectinib Works…

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