Text that reads "U.S. Navy Birthday October 13" behind an american flag backdrop

Navy Birthday and Veterans With Mesothelioma

The U.S. Navy celebrates its birthday on October 13 every year with festivities all across the country. Learn how you can safely celebrate the Navy birthday — and veterans who developed service-related illnesses like mesothelioma — this year. Happy Birthday U.S. Navy: Victory at Sea October 13, 2020, marks the U.S. Navy’s 245th birthday. The…

Read more

a needle resting on a bottle of fluid

New Mesothelioma Treatment Approved By FDA

A mesothelioma new treatment has been cleared for use on patients, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The treatment combines two immunotherapy drugs to help the body destroy cancerous tumors. Learn how this important announcement may benefit you. FDA Greenlights Opdivo-Yervoy Drug Therapy for Pleural Mesothelioma On October 2, 2020, the FDA…

Read more

a gavel and legal documents being signed

$1 Billion Set Aside for Georgia-Pacific Asbestos Trust Fund

Bestwall LLC, an affiliate of Georgia-Pacific, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2017 due to a high volume of asbestos lawsuits. Bestwall exposed consumers to products with asbestos, a material that can cause mesothelioma, for decades. In August 2020, Georgia-Pacific announced it will put $1 billion into a trust fund for those who developed asbestos-related…

Read more

Two sets of hands holding a blue ribbon

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2020 and COVID-19

Mesothelioma Awareness Day is celebrated every year on September 26 to support those with this deadly cancer and raise money to find a cure. In light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many Mesothelioma Awareness Day activities have gone online to keep everyone safe. See how you can show your support this year. How the Coronavirus…

Read more

an older man holds his chest in pain

Mesothelioma Pleurodesis Explained

Mesothelioma may cause pleural effusions, a condition where fluid builds up in the lining of the lungs and makes breathing difficult. A procedure called a pleurodesis can drain this fluid to help patients breathe with ease. Learn more about how doctors treat fluid buildup using a mesothelioma pleurodesis below. What Is a Mesothelioma Pleurodesis? A…

Read more

a client meets with a lawyer

Questions To Ask a Mesothelioma Attorney

It’s important to ask a mesothelioma lawyer a variety of questions before you trust them with your case. Asking questions can help you learn more about the lawyer so you can make sure they have the skills needed to properly represent you. See which questions you can ask below. Why Should I Work With a…

Read more

a man in a hospital bed talks to a doctor

Mesothelioma TTFields: What You Need To Know

A new treatment for late-stage pleural mesothelioma may help patients live longer. Mesothelioma tumor treating fields (TTFields) administer electrical currents to disrupt cell division and prevent the cancer from growing. In an initial study, the median survival rate for mesothelioma patients increased by over 30% as a result of this treatment. What Are Mesothelioma TTFields?…

Read more

talcum powder bottles

Mesothelioma and Talcum Powder: 6 Fast Facts

Talcum powder may contain asbestos, a mineral that causes the deadly cancer mesothelioma. Major talcum powder companies deny the presence of asbestos in their talc, even as mesothelioma victims file lawsuits against them and receive millions of dollars. Get the facts about mesothelioma and talcum powder below. Fact #1: Asbestos Has Been Found in Talcum…

Read more