A recent retrospective study of nearly 30 years of mesothelioma patient data reveals an alarming trend: more women are being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, has historically been much more prevalent in men, who were at higher risk of encountering asbestos at work. Now the balance is […]
Why is There an Increase of Mesothelioma in Women?
A new study conducted at the University of Leicester reveals the potential for artificial intelligence (AI) in mesothelioma treatment. Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, currently has limited treatment options and leaves patients with a short life expectancy. Using AI may unlock some of the mystery around the disease and […]
Shein Law is ecstatic to announce that Benjamin Shein and Bethann Schaffzin Kagan were both selected to this year’s Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. Super Lawyers is a patented, multi-phase rating service that evaluates attorneys in over 70 different practice areas. Nominations are made on a state-by-state basis with the goal of highlighting attorneys for their […]
Mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by asbestos exposure, is notoriously difficult to diagnose. This presents a challenge for mesothelioma patients, for whom late-stage diagnosis often results in low survival rates. New diagnostic tools that can detect the disease earlier may hold the key to improving patient outcomes. A recent study published in the […]
When mesothelioma patients receive their diagnosis, they often have a difficult road ahead of them. Mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, can cause painful physical symptoms including chest pain, persistent cough, abdominal pain, and difficulty breathing. A mesothelioma diagnosis can also take a heavy psychological toll, not just on patients but also […]
Clinical trials help mesothelioma patients obtain access to novel treatments that could extend their life expectancy. Treatment for mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, can vary depending on the stage of the disease when diagnosed. New treatments could be the key to survival for many mesothelioma patients, but only if […]
Actor Dustin Diamond passed away on February 1, 2021 due to lung cancer. Representatives for the actor revealed that he was diagnosed with stage four small cell carcinoma just three weeks prior. Diamond was hospitalized in January and underwent one round of chemotherapy, but the disease had already metastasized and spread widely. Diamond was best […]
How Does the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Against Sir Richard Branson Highlight the Dangers of Asbestos Exposure?
The founder of Virgin Records, billionaire Sir Richard Branson, is facing a lawsuit from a former employee who was exposed to asbestos on the job. The employee is seeking damages after being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, a rare and deadly cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity that is caused by exposure […]
The United States Senate has designated April 1 to 7, 2021, as National Asbestos Awareness Week. The purpose of the event is to discuss asbestos, its deadly properties, and how to limit exposure. The resolution establishing the awareness week unanimously passed the Senate. Individuals who have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with […]
Asbestos exposure can cause deadly respiratory conditions, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma, a rare cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. Direct asbestos exposure can occur in the workplace in many industries, in older buildings, and even when using certain products. Even those who are not directly exposed may be […]