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  • 14 Aug 2019
    Who Is at Risk for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer?
    The people who are at risk for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer are the millions of workers who labor(ed) at places that either manufactured asbestos; manufactured products containing asbestos (like insulation, pipes, machines, and tools); or used or installed these asbestos products. This population com
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What’s the Difference Between Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer?
    Mesothelioma and lung cancer share similar signs, symptoms, and treatments, but are otherwise very different illnesses. The key differences lie in the incidence rate of the diseases, where they manifest in the body, and how they relate to cigarette smoking. Prevalence of Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Lung ca
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Is the Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma Claims?
    Each state establishes its own set of deadlines by which a person must file their lawsuits in relation to mesothelioma claims. This time limit is typically quite short. However, the long onset for mesothelioma (and other asbestos-related diseases) requires that courts take a different approach to interpreting
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Is Asbestos Lung Cancer?
    Asbestos lung cancer refers to a form of the disease that develops in your lung(s) after you have been exposed to asbestos, a known carcinogen (cancer-causing substance). You can sue for asbestos lung cancer if you have developed an asbestos-related illness. Asbestos Exposure in the U.S. As far back as the
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Are the Symptoms of Asbestos Lung Cancer?
    According to the American Cancer Society, symptoms of asbestos lung cancer symptoms include: Coughing that either persists or gets worse Coughing up blood or having rust-colored spit or phlegm Chest pain that worsens when breathing, coughing, or laughing Hoarse voice Loss of weight and appeti
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Is a Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit?
    A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit is a civil action one files for the harm they suffered due to asbestos exposure. Day in and day out, for decades, countless hardworking Americans were exposed to asbestos, while businesses who knew better disregarded the extreme health risks these people face
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
    Common symptoms for pleural mesothelioma (also called mesothelioma of the chest), include the following: Swelling of arms and face Lower back or chest pain Difficulty swallowing Coughing Hoarse voice Shortness of breath Other Symptoms Might Be Mistaken for Common Ailments The American
  • 14 Aug 2019
    Can I File a Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit?
    If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos, you can file a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit to recover damages, including medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and a host of other losses. Filing a Mesothelioma or Asb
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Is the Average Settlement for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits?
    There is no average settlement for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits. Every case is different, affects those involved differently, and requires different treatment. This means the fair settlement value varies widely from case to case. Factors to Consider When Putting a Fair Settlement Value on a
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Is Mesothelioma?
    Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is almost always related to inhalation of asbestos fibers. In many cases, the person worked in construction or manufacturing and regularly handled asbestos without taking breathing precautions. This cancer occurs in the pleura, the thin membrane that lies between the lungs a
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Compensation Can I Get if I Sue for Mesothelioma and/or Asbestos Lung Cancer?
    For decades, people went to work every day and breathed in asbestos fibers without any idea they would later face the fight of their lives because of it. Asbestos-related cancers, including mesothelioma and lung cancer, can cost your family thousands of dollars. If you worked in certain industries or were
  • 14 Aug 2019
    What Can I Do if My Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma Is a Result of Asbestos?
    If your lung cancer or mesothelioma is a result of asbestos exposure, you may be eligible to pursue damages, including the cost of your medical care and pain and suffering damages. You have the right to hold the manufacturers and marketers of asbestos-containing products liable. In many cases, they knew of th
  • 14 Aug 2019
    Can You Sue for Lung Cancer Caused By Asbestos?
    If you have an asbestos-related lung disease or lung cancer caused by asbestos, you may have a right to file a claim or lawsuit. Every state has its own rules about who qualifies to pursue damages through asbestos litigation, including what criteria you must meet and the deadlines that apply in your case.
  • 27 Jul 2019
    PSA: Teacher School Supplies Giveback
    Transcript: Unfortunately, schools don't have all the money that they require to fill their classrooms with school supplies. As a community, we need to rally and fill in those gaps. Each year, we give a minimum of 40,000 school supplies to teachers around the city. The ability to help thousands of teache
  • 07 Jun 2019
    Can Hernia Mesh Be Removed Safely?
    Any surgical procedure carries risks. Complications associated with hernia mesh removal may include damage to blood vessels, nerves, the bladder, or the spermatic cord, according to the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons. Further, other complications associated with surgical proce
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Problems With Hernia Mesh?
    Unfortunately, there are many problems with hernia mesh. The surgical hernia mesh is a foreign object inside your body, and that can cause severe complications. A lot of patients have reported multiple problems with hernia mesh ranging from the common to the very severe. According to the Food and Drug Admi
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Hernia Mesh Rejection?
    If your hernia was repaired with surgical mesh implant and are suffering complications that include an increase in pain, it may indicate a potentially dangerous problem. Your body could be rejecting the mesh implant. It is important to know the symptoms of hernia mesh rejection. The most common hernia mesh
  • 07 Jun 2019
    Can A Hernia Mesh Rupture?
    Hernia mesh can rupture, tear, or rip and cause the hernia to recur. This can result in the same symptoms that required you to undergo hernia repair surgery in the first place. There are also numerous reports of other serious hernia mesh complications and pending litigation against several hernia mesh manufac
  • 07 Jun 2019
    How Do I Know If My Hernia Mesh Failed?
    You may know if your hernia mesh failed if you suffer symptoms like pain in the surgical site. If you experience pain in the area where your doctor repaired your hernia, especially if combined with swelling and a noticeable bulge, you should let your doctor know your hernia mesh repair likely failed. Hernia m
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Side Effects Of Hernia Mesh?
    There are few side effects of hernia repair using hernia mesh. This type of repair reduces your risk of hernia recurrence over a more traditional repair. However, there is a significantly higher risk of complications following a repair that uses a hernia mesh implant. These complications can cause severe acut
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Does It Feel Like When Hernia Mesh Fails?
    If you remember the symptoms you had before undergoing a hernia repair in the first place, you know what it feels like when a hernia mesh fails. A hernia mesh failure can occur for many reasons, including mesh migration, mesh shrinkage, mesh erosion, and mesh tearing or rupture. Any of these events can cause
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Hernia Mesh Is Being Recalled?
    Several types of hernia mesh have been recalled, and manufacturers voluntarily pulled others from the market after patients reported adverse events and complications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is in charge of approving medications and medical devices for the U.S. market. When a product poses
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Bad Hernia Mesh?
    A bad hernia mesh can produce many uncomfortable and dangerous symptoms. The most common symptoms of a bad hernia mesh include: Abdominal pain Diarrhea Bloating/distension Infection Formation of fistulas Fever/chills Cramping Fatigue/malaise Constipation Vomiting Redness, sw
  • 07 Jun 2019
    What Are The Symptoms Of Hernia Mesh Failure?
    When a hernia mesh implant fails, it can manifest as any (or all) of several symptoms. The most common symptoms of hernia mesh failure are: Pain Infection Hernia recurrence Adhesion (when the scar-like matter that sticks tissues together forms) Obstruction (a blockage of the small or large in
  • 07 Jun 2019
    How Much Can You Get From Hernia Mesh Lawsuit?
    Based on settlements reached in the barrage of hernia mesh lawsuits over recent years, you can receive between $3,000 and $1 million when you settle in a hernia mesh lawsuit. Average settlements from previous lawsuits yielded $40,000-$60,000 for each plaintiff. Figuring What Amount You Can Get From a Hernia

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