Mesothelioma News

Why Getting a Second Opinion After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis May Help Your Claim

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos May 11, 2020

Mesothelioma is a rare and often aggressive form of cancer that is both difficult to diagnose and treat. Symptoms typically do not manifest until 20 to 50 years after initial exposure to asbestos and share similarities with other diseases and illnesses.…

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Things That May Hurt Pursuing Recovery in a Mesothelioma Case

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Feb 12, 2020

The legal options available to mesothelioma victims and their families depends on the source of asbestos exposure and how the condition has progressed since being diagnosed. In most cases, you may be eligible to seek financial recovery for expenses related…

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Do Women With Mesothelioma Need Different Types of Treatment Compared to Men?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Dec 30, 2019

While most malignant mesothelioma diagnoses have affected older men who were exposed to asbestos in labor intensive industries such as construction, shipping and mining, women have increasingly been diagnosed with this disease as time goes on. Women now…

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Who is at Risk for Secondhand Asbestos Exposure?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Nov 13, 2019

Asbestos exposure has resulted in the deaths of thousands of people in the U.S. after developing incurable diseases from this deadly toxin. While many mesothelioma cases are due to primary exposure to asbestos in the workplace, many other victims of this…

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When Can an Employer Be Liable for Asbestos Exposure?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Oct 21, 2019

Employers have a legal duty to protect their workers from harm. This includes protecting them from serious health risks associated with asbestos exposure such as mesothelioma, a fatal type of cancer. When an employer fails to monitor air quality under…

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How Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Are Very Different

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Sep 25, 2019

When people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in one of their lungs, they may assume it is just another type of lung cancer. However, mesothelioma and lung cancer are actually very different conditions. Unfortunately, the prognosis for mesothelioma is often…

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What Happens When a Mesothelioma Victim Passes Away During the Legal Process?

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Aug 30, 2019

Mesothelioma is often not diagnosed until it has reached an advanced stage and the patient has a matter of months or about a year to live. This could mean the patient will die as he or she is attempting to go through the legal process and pursue compensation. Below,…

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Difficulties with Proving Asbestos Exposure

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jul 31, 2019

The key to any mesothelioma claim is proving you or your loved one was exposed to asbestos at some point in the past. Unfortunately, this can be very difficult because mesothelioma often does not cause symptoms until decades after you were exposed. You…

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Asbestos Found in Children’s Makeup Products

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jul 25, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed asbestos contamination in children’s makeup products in popular brands like Claire’s and Justice. Below, our firm discusses the dangers of asbestos and how you can protect your child from being exposed…

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Asbestos Exposure Risks for Firefighters

Posted on behalf of Peter T. Nicholl in Mesothelioma & Asbestos Jun 14, 2019

Firefighters are widely praised for the work they do in responding to emergencies. While others run out of burning buildings, they run in to save lives. This heroism is not without its risks, including the risk of being exposed to asbestos, the mineral…

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