Mesothelioma News

What Are the Asbestos Exposure Risks for Electricians?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jun 16, 2022

There are a variety of risks involved in working as an electrician, such a electric shocks, falls and burn injuries. Electricians are also at risk for encountering asbestos, which could result in significant health problems in the future. Below, our…

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Miners Could Still be Exposed to Asbestos From Contaminated Mines

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos May 18, 2022

Workers in many industries may still be at risk for exposure to asbestos, the fibrous mineral that can cause illnesses like mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis. One of those industries where workers may still be at risk is mining. While there are…

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Does Brief Exposure to Asbestos Cause People to Develop Mesothelioma?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Apr 15, 2022

You may have heard there is no safe level of exposure to asbestos. However, it is important to note people usually develop asbestos-related diseases after repeated exposure over a long period of time. Below, we discuss the difference between short and…

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Risks of Asbestos Exposure in the Manufacturing of Chlorine in the U.S.

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Mar 14, 2022

Despite extensive research and an overwhelming amount of data on the dangers of asbestos exposure, the U.S. has never officially banned the use of this product. While the use of asbestos has significantly declined over the last 40 years, there are still…

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What is the Deadline for Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Feb 07, 2022

Many victims of asbestos exposure have valid claims against previous employers or other parties, like product manufacturers. However, there is limited time to take legal action thanks to laws called statutes of limitations. These laws set a period during…

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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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