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  • Mesothelioma treatment options: patient medical research & pain management

    Mesothelioma treatment options: patient medical research & pain management

    Mesothelioma Treatment Options: Patient Medical Research & Pain Management 1) Keep up an open dialogue with your doctor It is natural to want to understand as much as possible about a disease and its treatments, particularly when the disease ...

    Kazan, McClain, Abrams, Lyons, Greenwood & Harley

  • Case study - What is asbestos?

    Case study - What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into ...

  • Asbestos exposure and your job: at-risk occupations, industries and locations

    Asbestos exposure and your job: at-risk occupations, industries and locations

    Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma cancer and others. A potentially dangerous exposure can result from very small fibers at low exposure levels. Most such exposure would likely have occurred prior ...

  • Clean goes green

    Clean goes green

    Her daughter`s eyes were pink and puffy. The child`s nose was scratchy and runny. Nancy Figueroa of Jamaica Plain did everything she could to make her daughter well: She bought one medicine after another; did more wash than a 24-hour laundromat; ...

    Ric Kahn

  • Asbestos Exposure and Your Job: At-Risk Occupations, Industries and Locations

    Asbestos Exposure and Your Job: At-Risk Occupations, Industries and Locations

    Exposure to asbestos fibers can cause asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma cancer and others. A potentially dangerous exposure can result from very small fibers at low exposure levels. Most such exposure would likely have occurred prior ...

  • Asbestos in the Home and School

    Asbestos in the Home and School

    This section discusses the presence of asbestos in houses, rental apartments, schools and other public buildings, and has a list of useful EPA contacts.   Does Your House Contain Asbestos?   It is very common for homes built or ...

  • The `Anatomy` of an Asbestos Lawsuit

    The `Anatomy` of an Asbestos Lawsuit

    Clients and potential clients are often curious about `what happens` in an asbestos lawsuit.   This is a difficult question to answer because every case we handle is unique, and one of the things that makes The Firm distinctive is that we ...

  • Taking care of personal matters during a mesothelioma lawsuit

    Taking care of personal matters during a mesothelioma lawsuit

    Mesothelioma is a very serious disease and, as if this isn`t bad enough, the various treatments for mesothelioma can also be very difficult. As a result, anyone with mesothelioma needs assistance and comfort from family members, friends, ...

    Steven Kazan

  • What is asbestos?

    What is asbestos?

    Asbestos is the name for a group of naturally occurring silicate minerals that can be separated into fibers. The fibers are strong, durable, and resistant to heat and fire. They are also long, thin and flexible, so that they can even be woven into ...

  • Asbestos Diseases

    Asbestos Diseases

    What happens when we breathe? When we take a deep breath, the air goes down the wind-pipe (or trachea) into the middle of the chest. There the trachea divides into two, then four, then eight - and finally, hundreds of thousands of little airways ...

  • Asbestos: A final chapter?

    Asbestos: A final chapter?

    In mid-June, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Judith Fitzgerald of the Western District of Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh is scheduled to convene her court and hold confirmation hearings on a complex, $1 billion reorganization plan for Federal-Mogul Corp., the ...

    Matt Miller

  • Absestos Firm Pins Hope to an RV off eBay

    Absestos Firm Pins Hope to an RV off eBay

    On weekends, or whenever Simona Farrise finds time, she likes to go bargain-hunting on eBay and at garage sales near her home in the Oakland hills. She once picked up a 60-year-old occupational safety manual, a document the lawyer later used in ...

  • DaimlerChrysler Launches Dr. Gag Campaign

    DaimlerChrysler Launches Dr. Gag Campaign

    Here’s a question for Dr. Z: Why are you trying to prevent the news media from covering a high-profile asbestos trial? DaimlerChrysler, the auto company represented in TV commercials by its chairman, Dieter Zetsche a.k.a. `Dr. Z`, moved yesterday ...

    Matthew Hirsch

  • `A pack in your pocket and a cigarette in your mouth`

    `A pack in your pocket and a cigarette in your mouth`

    Not only did he smoke, but he was required to smoke - on the job. Jim McEvoy told this to Firm principal, Victoria Edises, twenty years ago, long before the secret documents of the tobacco industry had been made public. ...

  • Optimism about a federal solution to asbestos litigation fades

    Optimism about a federal solution to asbestos litigation fades

    Desprte months of negotiations involving labor, trial lawyers, insurers, businesses and senators, a federal solution to costly asbestos litigation clogging the nation’s c o w still seems elusive.  There was optimism last year among the vanous ...

    Marcia Coyle

  • A Court Battle Over Silicosis Shines A Harsh Light On Mass Medical Screeners —The Same People Whose Diagnoses Have Cost Asbestos Defendents Billions

    A Court Battle Over Silicosis Shines A Harsh Light On Mass Medical Screeners —The Same People Whose Diagnoses Have Cost Asbestos Defendents Billions

    Severe silicosis is a ghastly disease.  Caused by prolonged inhalation of tiny sand particles, it slowly scars and contracts the lungs until the victim suffocates. A sandblaster who comes down with an acute case may need a lung transplant ...

    Roger Parloff

  • Corporate Wolves In Victim`s Clothing

    Corporate Wolves In Victim`s Clothing

    Triallawyers are always tellingstories aboutvictims. They speak of griewng parents forced to stand over the graves of children killed by defective products. They talk of oncestrong men and women who can no longersupport theirfamilies because of ...

    Justinian Lane