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Are Mesothelioma Survival Rates Improved with Immunotherapy?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Dec 07, 2021

Many symptoms of mesothelioma are also symptoms of other conditions, which is part of the reason this condition often goes undiagnosed until it reaches the later stages. By the time many are diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma, surgery is no longer an…

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Why a Biopsy May be Essential for Making a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Nov 05, 2021

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose, as the symptoms it causes are like symptoms caused by many other illnesses. That is why patients need to see a doctor who regularly treats patients suffering from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical…

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How Witnesses May Help Strengthen a Mesothelioma Case

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Oct 12, 2021

Clear, credible testimony from witnesses can be a vital part of validating a mesothelioma claim. This may include eyewitnesses and subject matter experts who can speak to the victim’s diagnosis and damages created by that diagnosis. Even if your case…

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When Does Exposure to Asbestos Become Harmful?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Sep 08, 2021

There are some substances that become harmful to human beings only after a significant level of exposure. For example, if you are around oil-based paint for a short time and you breathe in the fumes, you could get sick or feel fatigued. If you simply…

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Occupational and Environmental Exposure to Asbestos

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Aug 12, 2021

Asbestos is a mineral that naturally occurs in the environment. It is highly heat-resistant and cannot be broken down easily by chemicals. This mineral also cannot dissolve in water or evaporate. Asbestos may be present in the environment when it becomes…

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How Does Shortness of Breath Affect Someone with Mesothelioma?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jul 16, 2021

Shortness of breath is one of the most common symptoms of mesothelioma that can occur in the early stages of the disease. As the disease progresses, shortness of breath may become more severe due to increased fluid buildup, tissue thickening and tumor…

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Can People Still Be Exposed to Asbestos from Steam Pipes?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jun 28, 2021

Asbestos is a tough, durable mineral that is highly resistant to heat. These properties make it perfect for insulation, particularly insulating steam pipes, as these pipes hold steam that is kept at extreme temperatures. Asbestos-containing cement was…

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How Former Farmers and Agricultural Workers May be at Risk for Asbestos-Related Diseases

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos May 26, 2021

Most people do not think about farming and agricultural work when they think about exposure to asbestos. They often think about shipbuilding or factory work or other high-risk occupations. However, machinery and equipment that is currently being used…

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Avoiding Asbestos Exposure When Working in Old Buildings

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Apr 30, 2021

Many buildings constructed before the 1980s contained asbestos. This dangerous mineral was often used in insulation, roof tiles, ceiling tiles, floor tiles, paint and other materials. It is even possible to encounter asbestos-containing products/materials…

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How Mesothelioma is Different for Men Compared to Women

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Apr 07, 2021

While those who worked with or near asbestos-containing products have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma, workers’ friends and loved ones can suffer secondary exposure. That is often how women breathe in asbestos fibers and eventually develop…

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