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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Potential New Mesothelioma Treatment

Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca announced on April 15, 2015 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug status to tremelimumab, a new drug with the potential to significantly improve treatment options for mesothelioma patients.  Tremelimumbab is a monoclonal antibody which acts by binding to proteins present on the surface of activated T-lymphocytes

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Philadelphia Medical Device Lawyers: Power Morcellators Probe by FBI

Allegations that Johnson & Johnson waited eight years to remove its power morcellator from the market – despite knowledge of the inherent dangers posed by the device – have prompted the FBI to launch a criminal investigation, according to a recent report in the Wall Street Journal. Although the surgical tool has not yet been

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Improved Prognosis for Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patients

Mesothelioma patients may have new hope for improved survival rates, according to a study conducted at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Particularly in patients with peritoneal mesothelioma, there have been considerable improvements in treatment options that have had a positive impact on patients’ long-term prognosis. Peritoneal mesothelioma is one of

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers: Breakthrough Immunotherapy Drug

Patients with mesothelioma may have a new treatment option available to them in the near future. Opdivo, an FDA-approved immunotherapy drug that is currently used to treat non-small cell lung cancer, may also have promising effects on the treatment of mesothelioma. It is likely that new immunotherapy drugs will follow as a result of the

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Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyers: Asbestos Continues to Enter U.S. Ports

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund recently released an analysis of federal trade data that more than eight million pounds of asbestos have entered U.S. ports since 2006. In response to this disturbing information, the Action Fund has established a national campaign called Asbestos Nation, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Concern about Asbestos in Nation’s Schools

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) recently focused their attention on the 1986 law created to protect students, teachers, and employees in the United States from asbestos exposure.  The Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund supports the Senators efforts to evaluate the safety of the schools throughout the country. The 1986 Asbestos

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New Jersey Asbestos Lawyers Report on New Legislation for Online Asbestos Database

Recently in Washington, D.C., sponsoring Senators Edward Markey and Dick Durbin introduced the Reducing Exposure to Asbestos Database (READ) Act to revise the Asbestos Information Act of 1988.  The READ Act will make information on asbestos products available to the public so that Americans can see where they are being used in the U.S.  The

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss New Drug Delivery System for Mesothelioma Treatment

Pemetrexed is the only medication that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of pleural mesothelioma.  Since it was approved in 2004, pemetrexed combined with cisplatin has become standard treatment for mesothelioma patients.  Pemetrexed can improve the quality of life and prolong the survival of people suffering from asbestos-related cancer; however, it is

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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Selected as 2015 Super Lawyers

Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers at Shein Law are proud to announce that Benjamin Shein and Bethann Schaffzin Kagan have each been selected as 2015 Super Lawyers. Attorney Shein was also designated as Top 100 Philadelphia and Top 100 Pennsylvania.  Attorney Kagan’s recognition includes Top 100 Philadelphia and Top 50 Women.  This marks Mr. Shein’s eleventh consecutive

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers: Remission Man’s Message of Hope

Steve Brown has become a superhero in the eyes of the many people he has inspired during his battle with blood cancer.  Also known as “RemissionMan,” Brown has endeavored to use his diagnosis of Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) to help others who are waging their own wars against cancer.  More than just a cancer patient,

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