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September 2013 Archives

Partner Post: The Baie Verte Chrysotile Asbestos Mine

Final Report Confirms Asbestos Dangers  Written by James P. Nevin    The Final Report of the Registry of The Former Workers of The Baie Verte, Canada Chrysotile Asbestos Mine has been released. The mine was relatively unique in that it did not open until 1963, long after the hazards of asbestos were...

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2013

"Mesothelioma" is not a word that you hear everyday. In fact, it is not rare that the first time a person hears the word is from their doctor when they are being diagnosed with the fatal disease. Every year, over 3,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma,...

New drug trials in the fight against mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is like an inevitable bookend to asbestos exposure. What begins as a few microscopic fibers of the mineral asbestos, so slight they float through the air, ends as a cancerous, hardened lining of the lung, making breathing difficult and eventually leading to death. Asbestos, a seemingly innocuous mineral that...

Supporting Loved Ones with Mesothelioma

Spread the word! Mesothelioma Awareness Day is this Thursday, September 26! Are you wondering how you can help a loved one affected by mesothelioma? Dealing with any illness can seem overwhelming, even if you are not the one diagnosed. It is important for parents, caregivers, family, and friends too remain...

Maybe they should do something about that?

This story is not from California, but like most stories concerning asbestos and buildings, it could be. The town of Seguin is a little town in Texas, near San Antonio. The city houses the Guadalupe County Agriculture Building. Last week, a county judge ordered the building closed, over concerns of...

Raising the MICRA Cap to Account for Inflation

In the past few weeks, you might have noticed our social network updates focusing on the battle to reform California's Medical Injury Compensation Reform Act (MICRA). Since 1975 in California, non-economic damages in medical malpractice claims have been capped at $250,000 thanks to MICRA. This amount may have seemed extraordinary...

Asbestos in the home

Any California homeowner thinking about a remodeling job has many things to worry about with their project. They may be concerned about the cost, and with the slowly recovering residential real estate market, whether they will be able to recover the cost of the project when they sell their home....

9/11 Victim Compensation Fund Deadline

Were you present when the World Trade Center twin towers collapsed in lower Manhattan in New York City? No matter if you were a local resident walking to your favorite restaurant or a first responder who risked their life attempting to rescue others, the chances that you were exposed to...

Other sailors who gave their all to the service

Combat veterans of the U.S. military are entitled to the respect they receive. They demonstrated their selflessness in missions and deployments throughout the world. And today, some continue to possess that same attitude. When it comes to a disease like mesothelioma, they resist claiming the compensation they are owed for...