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Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Chemotherapy Parity Bill

Pennsylvania House legislators voted overwhelmingly to pass a bill that will equalize patients’ out-of-pocket expenses for oral and intravenous cancer treatments. Pennsylvania is the 35th  state, in addition to the District of Colombia, to institute laws that require insurance companies to cover oral chemotherapy drugs under no less favorable terms than traditional infused forms. Most

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers: New U.S. Initiative Aims to Improve Health Outcomes at a Lower Cost

March 30, 2015 – The U.S. government will be launching a new cancer care initiative under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act. The goal of the program is to improve quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries and to manage the rising costs of cancer treatments. Each year, more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Report Acid in Vinegar May Help Treat Mesothelioma

March 23, 2015 – Once considered a folk remedy for various ailments, vinegar may be finding its place in modern medicine.  According to a recent study, the acetic acid in vinegar may be helpful in combating mesothelioma.  This is great news for mesothelioma patients who currently have limited treatment options.  Mesothelioma, which is caused by

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South Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Report on Hazardous Chemical Exposure at Paulsboro High School in New Jersey

More than a dozen students and two staff members from Paulsboro High School were taken to the hospital on Wednesday, March 18, 2105 after being exposed to dangerous chemical fumes at school.  Teachers and students reported that a foul odor had been present in the building all week.  On Wednesday morning many began to feel

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Novel Biological Therapies

March 16, 2015 – Chemotherapy is often the first line of defense for patients suffering from mesothelioma.  Many mesothelioma patients are not eligible for surgery at diagnosis, so chemotherapy is the best option for increased survival rates.  Citotoxic therapies have their drawbacks, however, and mesothelioma in particular is resistant to chemotherapy.  New research surrounding targeted

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Potential New Treatments Intended to Minimize Side Effects

March 9, 2015 – Researchers who are working to develop new mesothelioma treatments are faced with the challenge of minimizing potential side effects.  Ideally, effective treatment will selectively target malignant cells without damaging healthy mesothelial cells.  Doctors at Universite Nantes have had promising results testing a combination of cisplatin, a chemotherapy drug, and phenethyl isothiocyanate(PEITC)

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers:  Recent Study Identifies Genetic Mutations Caused by Asbestos Exposure

March 2, 2015 – New Jersey asbestos lawyers at the Shein Law are happy to report on some promising developments in mesothelioma research.  A recent study by some of the nation’s top researchers has identified four genes that may contribute to the development of mesothelioma.  The research team, comprised of scientists from the Dana Farber

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New Jersey Asbestos Lawyers Report Camden Demolition Project Stopped Amid Asbestos Concerns

February 27, 2015 – The National Demolition and Recycling Company of Hamilton Township, New Jersey recently withdrew their bid to demolish 531 buildings in Camden amid concerns regarding asbestos removal, disposal, and liability.  According to a recent article published in the Courier Post, the contractor claims that the city of Camden did not properly assess

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South Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers Discuss Asbestos Hazard at Paulsboro High School

An emergency asbestos clean-up has been ordered at Paulsboro High School in Gloucester County, New Jersey.   A hot water pipe broke in the school’s computer network room, flooding the floor and filling the room with steam.  The fifty year old asbestos floor tiles in the computer room began popping up, creating a potential health risk. 

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New Jersey Mesothelioma Lawyers: Asbestos Exposure to Construction Workers

February 23, 2015 – The Department of Public Health and Clinical Medicine at Umea University in Sweden conducted a research study focused on male Swedish construction workers who participated in health examinations between 1971 and 1993. The study revealed there were 419 cases of mesothelioma among construction workers in Sweden between 1972 and 2009. The

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