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Mesothelioma Treatment, Mesothelioma Clinical Trial

Mesothelioma Treatment Update: New Combo Therapy Improves Patient Outcome; Open Clinical Trials

June 29th, 2018: A new study published June 2018 in the Lancet’s Respiratory Medicine journal found a new combination therapy that improved patient outcome compared to standard chemotherapy treatment. Combination Treatment for Mesothelioma The study paired durvalumab (Imfinzi) and tremelimumab in combination, and compared the results to standard modern chemotherapy treatment for mesothelioma. The median… Read More

Johnson & Johnson Talcum Powder Mesothelioma – $117 Million Verdict

April 11, 2018: Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and co-defendant Imerys were ordered to pay $117 million after losing a trial in New Jersey regarding asbestos contaminated baby powder and talcum powder products. The plaintiff was awarded $37 million in damages by the New Jersey jury. An additional $80 million in punitive damages was awarded today by… Read More

New Jersey Court Reinstates Lawn Fertilizer Mesothelioma Case

The New Jersey Superior Appellate Court moved to reinstate a case against Scotts, the manufacturer of “Turf Builder” lawn fertilizer. Scotts had previously used vermiculite supplied from mines in Libby Montana. Libby mining operations were producing ores heavily contaminated with highly friable tremolite asbestos, a specific form of highly dangerous asbestos that became known as “Libby asbestos”. The presence… Read More

EPA Identifies Libby Montana and 30 other Superfund Sites for Redevelopment

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified 31 Superfund sites for redevelopment.  The site list includes locations such as Libby Montana, home to vermiculite mines contaminated with dangerous amphibole asbestos. Superfund sites are places the EPA has deemed particularly dangerous due to environmental contamination. The Zonolite Company began mining in Libby back in… Read More

San Francisco Shipyard Mission Bay

San Francisco Shipyard Asbestos and Radiation Cleanup to be Repeated?

February 13, 2018: Following reports by CurbedSF, The San Francisco naval shipyard is once again in the news regarding the asbestos, radiation, and other hazardous substances present on the property.  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found the site to pose a hazard to the health of the public and was designated a Superfund site necessitating… Read More