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Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Attorneys Report: Aggressive Surgery Could Be a Treatment Option for Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

A controversial surgery may be a viable treatment option for some mesothelioma patients, according to a U.K. study.  Extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) is an aggressive procedure that many physicians have stopped performing, as it may reduce quality of life.  The study, which was published in January, revealed that these procedures may still have some benefits for » Read More

Former Employee Sues New York Area Hospital for Asbestos Exposure

An employee of Richmond University Medical Center, a New York hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, recently filed an asbestos lawsuit against his former employer.  The worker was employed as a plumber at the Staten Island hospital.  In the lawsuit, the plaintiff claims that once he notified his employer about the existence of asbestos at » Read More

One State’s Lack of Asbestos Inspectors Highlights the Risk of Exposure for the Unsuspecting Public

Iowa has only two inspectors that are responsible for the entire state’s asbestos-removal projects and asbestos-related complaints. These same inspectors also ensure compliance with asbestos regulations from both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. There can be as many as 4,500 asbestos-removal projects per year in Iowa. When a project » Read More

Differentiating Mesothelioma From Other Mesothelial Conditions Using GLUT-1 Staining

Scientific evidence has shown that many malignant cancer cells express a particular protein called glucose-transport protein 1 (GLUT-1).  Recently, a study was conducted to determine if GLUT-1 could be used as an effective diagnostic tool in distinguishing specific types of malignant mesothelioma from other benign reactive lesions of the mesothelium such as fibrosing pleuritis and » Read More