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MARF Honors Couple With Volunteer of the Year Award

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The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) honored a couple with the foundations annual Volunteer of the Year Award. Craig and Shelly Kozicki share the honors for their relentless dedication to finding and funding new treatments for mesothelioma. In July of 1998 Craig was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was even told to g home and get […]

1976 W.R. Grace Hamster Study: Asbestos Causes Mesothelioma

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A former chemist for W.R. Grace & Co. revealed to jurors Tuesday that in 1976, top executives ordered a “hamster study” in which the hamsters were injected with asbestos-laced vermiculite from Libby, Montana. W.R. Grace & Co. and five employees were charged with a federal conspiracy involving Clean Air Act violations and obstruction of justice. […]

Judges Ruling Could Have Lasting Effect on Future Asbestos Lawsuits

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A recent judges interpretation of a clause in an insurance contract could have an effect on asbestos-related lawsuits across the country. The case involves mining giant Asarco and its insurer, Fireman’s Insurance Fund. Asarco operated a zinc refinery in Corpus Christi, Texas from 1942 to 1985. They reopened as a waste management facility under the […]

The State of Illinois is Fighting Against Mesothelioma

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The State of Illinois is doing their part in the fight against Mesothelioma. They have not one but two bills working their way through the State Senate and House of Representatives. The bill that is in the Senate calls for the creation of the Mesothelioma Awareness Fund. Along with the creation of the fund it […]

Chrysler & Honeywell Lacked Cause in Autopsy Request

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Last week I wrote about how Chrysler and Honeywell issued a subpoena for the autopsy of Harold St. John during his funeral. The subpoena halted Mr. St. John’s funeral and he was never buried. In response to this, the St. John family fought Chrysler and Honeywell’s demands because Mr. St. John underwent a biopsy of […]

Jury Awards $2.6 Million in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

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The wife of a former Navy firefighter who died of mesothelioma has been awarded nearly .6 million after a two-month trial concluded last week. David Fortier, a former Connecticut resident, served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1972, a majority of that time as a fireman on the USS Forrestal aircraft carrier. His service […]

1 in 17 UK Carpenters Born in the 1940s Will Die of Mesothelioma

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According to new research published in the British Journal of Cancer, 1 in 17 British carpenters born in the 1940s will die of mesothelioma. In the largest global study of its kind funded by Cancer Research UK and the Health and Safety Executive more than 600 patients with mesothelioma and 1,400 healthy people were interviewed […]

Chrysler Subpeonas Funeral of Man with Mesothelioma

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A funeral is supposed to be a time of remembrance of a loved one and not a time for a subpoena to be issued. However, that was not the case for the funeral of Harold St. John, a retired airline worker, from New Jersey. Last week, the Chrysler Company sent a process server to the […]

Morphotek To Move Forward With Phase 2 Study For Potential Mesothelioma Treatment

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Morphotek Inc. will be moving forward with a phase 2 study of MORAb-009 monoclonal antibody in mesothelioma. The study will be focused on MORAb-009 being used in addition to chemotherapy drugs that are currently the standard form of treatment for patients with mesothelioma. The objective is to show that MORAb-009 is an effective treatment based […]

Mesothelioma Symptoms: A Guide

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Mesothelioma is considered to be one of the deadliest and rarest kinds of cancer. It develops cancerous or malignant cells in the mesothelium. Mesothelium is a protective cell which covers mostly many internal body organs. They can also damage other organs in your body by spreading the damaged cells to other parts or organs. The […]

Securing Services of Mesothelioma Attorneys

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Mesothelioma is supposed to be rare. Sadly, thousands of people die from mesothelioma on a yearly basis. This is devastating especially to families who are left behind. They suffer along with their loved one just too ultimately lose him or her to the decease. Mesothelioma is one of the most devastating forms of cancer. Usually, […]