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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Ongoing Risk of Asbestos Exposure

It is widely known that asbestos exposure is dangerous and can lead to serious illness, including mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, heart, abdomen and chest cavity. Since the 1970s, when the Environmental Protection Agency banned most asbestos-related products, use of the mineral in the United States has significantly

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Shein Law Attorneys Selected as Super Lawyers for 2017

The legal team at Shein Law proudly announces the selection of Benjamin Shein and Bethann Shaffzin Kagan as Super Lawyers for 2017. This honor reflects the hard work, dedication, and unwavering commitment Mr. Shein and Ms. Kagan have put forth to protect the rights of their clients. Since becoming a practicing attorney in 1985, Benjamin

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South Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss New Immunotherapy Treatment

Immunotherapy has recently become a hot topic in mesothelioma research. Mesothelioma is notoriously difficult to treat, as it is resistant to many common cancer therapies. Advancements in immunotherapy are showing positive results in clinical trials, and a recent study published in The Lancet Oncology shows the effectiveness of immunotherapy drug pembrolizumab, marketed under the name

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Biden Discusses Cancer Funding at Penn

Former Vice President Joe Biden recently addressed students at the University of Pennsylvania on the role of the United States in the quest to cure cancer. Biden joined Penn President Amy Gutmann in a panel discussion along with Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society; Nancy Davidson, Director of Clinical Research for

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Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyers Discuss Lead Crisis in Pennsylvania

Despite extensive efforts to reduce chemical exposure, Pennsylvania is still suffering from a lead paint crisis. Approximately 13,000 children in Pennsylvania have been diagnosed with lead poisoning after significant levels of lead were found in their blood. Although lawmakers have enacted stringent regulations regarding lead abatement and disclosure, lack of funding has limited their effect.

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Targeted Gene Therapy

Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable cancer effecting the lining of the lungs pleura), heart (pericardium) and abdominal cavity (peritoneum). It is caused by exposure to asbestos particles, and although the symptoms are similar to those of lung cancer, it is resistant to many common lung cancer treatments. Researchers around the world are exploring novel

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Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyer: Multiple Contaminants Raise Health Concerns

There are many environmental hazards that we face as residents of an industrialized nation. Asbestos, a fiber found in the insulation of many buildings that is known to cause mesothelioma, is just one of the many toxic substances communities must deal with. Though there has been vast research into the effects of high levels of single

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Novel Diagnostic Technique

Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The disease can lay dormant for decades after exposure, and symptoms often mimic other diseases, making it difficult to diagnose. Recently though, a team of international researchers may have made a breakthrough in identifying blood proteins to help diagnose the disease. This is

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Global Asbestos Awareness Week

Global Asbestos Awareness Week is held annually from April 1 through April 7. The week is designed to promote education and awareness about asbestos and the diseases that it causes, including mesothelioma. Asbestos is a natural fiber that is mined for use in construction, shipbuilding,  auto manufacturing and many other trades. It is also known

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Drug Treatment Breakthroughs

A Japanese research team recently published an editorial detailing two potential treatment breakthroughs for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Researchers from Hyogo College of Medicine have begun testing two new drugs that take separate approaches to eliminating cancerous cells, both with promising results. This is good news for pleural mesothelioma patients, who are often faced with limited

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