Oct 17, 2017
While the only known cause of Mesothelioma, asbestos is highly regulated at a federal level, more than 45,000 people have died from Mesothelioma between 199 and 2015. Researchers have recently found certain areas in the United States that are at higher risk than others.
Oct 11, 2017
New increases in Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) fines hope to curb American workers asbestos exposure risk.
Oct 06, 2017
More than 231 workers at the Sonoma State Univeristy have been awarded $725,000 for damages to them while they worked at the university from 2013 to 2015. During their time at the university they worked in a campus building where the floor was crumbling and the ceiling tiles were breaking up, releasing carcinogenic asbestos fibers.
Sep 30, 2017
A closed Vermont asbestos mined has been recently ordered to pay more than $3.3 million to the EPA after closing down their mine in 1993 and leaving piles of asbestos.
Sep 29, 2017
Learn how asbestos continues to effect loved ones even though Mesothelioma and similar diseases, while asbestos still remains legal in the United States.
Sep 26, 2017
While Canada is becoming closer after closing their last asbestos mine in 2011 to banning asbestos completely in 2018, the U.S. is nowhere near a ban on asbestos since the ruling of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) nearly 30 years ago. See how two neighboring countries share the economic burden of asbestos.
Sep 20, 2017
How can the asbestos industry be "booming" while knowing that asbestos is a known carcinogen and can lead to diseases such as Mesothelioma? See what products and countries are leading this "boom" in 2017.
Sep 19, 2017
Under The Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) of 1974, the EPA set standards for levels of contaminants in drinking water. While the act helped create standards, the level of acceptable asbestos in drinking water is currently 7 million fibers per liter. Is this safe?
Sep 18, 2017
An Oregon man was awarded with more than $5.4 million after it had been discovered that he was exposed to asbestos while working in the military from 1960 to 1964 for the U.S. Navy and also working as a pipefitter.
Sep 11, 2017
Valve Manufacturer, Electric Company Ordered to Pay Former Power Plant Worker $300K in Asbestos Case
Former power plant worker developed mesothelioma after inhaling asbestos fibers while working with asbestos containing gaskets since 1979. In a trail that only last two weeks the worker was granted $300,000 from the power plant and the electric company.
Sep 08, 2017
Alarming numbers are being reveled about the potential number of students that are being possibly exposed to asbestos in their school and find out what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is doing about the cleanup.
Sep 01, 2017
Just days before trial was set to begin for a Midwestern engineering company, a settlement was reached for $80 million for the removal of asbestos during a renovation project in a county courthouse from 1983-1985.
Sep 01, 2017
Recent medical studies are investigating how high doses of Vitamin C could have a better effect on cancer cells than radiation alone.
Aug 25, 2017
A $13 million settlement has been awarded to the family of an asbestos victim who lived in company housing that was exposed to asbestos.
Aug 23, 2017
An investigation into a girls popular cosmetic called, Just Shine Shimmer Powder revealed non listed ingredients including toxic heavy metals and asbestos.
Aug 23, 2017
A major construction company has been fined $1.5 million for failure to comply with the asbestos National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants during the illegal removal of asbestos containing materials from an 18-story high-rise building.
Aug 22, 2017
Learn more about how new cases of patients with peritoneal mesothelioma can live more than four years when applying a second line of therapy.
Aug 16, 2017
The FDA has fast tracked approval for a drug for patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) called brigatinib. Early results from clinical trials have shown tumor shrinkage in 50% of the participants. Lung cancer and mesothelioma patients often receive similar treatment protocols, so when a lung cancer drug receives FDA approval, mesothelioma researchers stand up and take notice.
Aug 16, 2017
The Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 was set to expire on August 7, 2017 however under the new amendment enacted on April 19, 2017, the entire remaining $950 million left in the fund can be spent to help veterans gain access to medical care.
Aug 15, 2017
Conventional radiation therapy used to treat mesothelioma can be hard as the tumors don't usually grow as a single distinction tumor. Avoiding other nearby normal tissues becomes more difficult using traditional radiation therapy. New research for a new therapy called intensity-modulated radiotherapy IRMT) may be much safer than the external beam.
Aug 09, 2017
Results from a recent study called MAPS-2 has shown that the patients suffering from maligant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) that starting using a combination of Yervoy (ipilimumab) and Opdivo (nivolumab) have seen progression of their cancer shrink or not grown.
Jul 29, 2017
In recent new blood studies scientists have discovered blood based markers for malignant mesothelioma called calretinin that are able to detect all major subtypes except sarcomatoid mesothelioma.
Jul 28, 2017
Major auto parts manufacturer was ordered to pay $81.5 Million to the family of a mesothelioma victim after years of exposure to asbestos-laden parts.
Jul 26, 2017
A former automotive dealership mechanic diagnosed with Mesothelioma was awarded $1 million for his exposure to asbestos in brake pads while working for the dealership.
Jul 24, 2017
A July 2015 case ruling in Missouri was upheld in a May 2nd ruling, allowing for more than $10 Million punitive damages to be awarded to the family of U.S. Navy man.
Jul 19, 2017
A drug used to treat Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia could soon help Mesothelioma patients as research has shown that the drug, Gleevac has been effective a blocking tumor growth in lung cancer cases.
Jul 18, 2017
Advances in early reporting of symptoms using online resources in between appointments leads to earlier detection and improvement in survival rates.
Jul 12, 2017
With the rise of new targeted therapies for Mesothelioma treatment could we be starting to see the end of the use of chemotherapy?
Jul 12, 2017
A new study suggests that platelet-derived growth factor receptor beta (PDGFRB) gene could be a potential path to mesothelioma therapies.
Jul 11, 2017
Researchers at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Maryland (UM) School of Medicine have found a link between platelet count and malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) survival. Because the findings in this study suggest refining the criteria for CRS-HIPEC patient selection, they conclusions are significant. Improved selection could lead to better outcomes for MPM patients who undergo this pioneering and potentially lifesaving treatment.
Jul 11, 2017
Researchers found that a drug derived from a Chinese herb, known as FTY720, significantly suppressed MM cell viability and anchorage–independent growth without affecting normal HM cells.
Jun 27, 2017
The metal compound Organo-Osmium FY26n, 50 times more active than the current platinum-based cancer drug cisplatin, is being explored as a new approach to drug discovery and treatment using platinum-based chemotherapy.
Jun 26, 2017
A new targeted therapy, Avastin could be used in the first line of treatment for unresectable MPM in appropriately selected patients.
Jun 22, 2017
A new Tri-Modality approach to Mesothelioma treatment can help increase the chance of survival, lead by the medial research team at New York's Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Jun 21, 2017
A former aerospace engineer was just awarded $8.8 Million Dollars by a jury for the high levels of exposure he he received during the mid-1950's testing components used to build helicopters for the Vietnam War.
Jun 09, 2017
Selecta Biosciences Announces Licensing Agreement for LMB-100 from NCI for Mesothelioma, Pancreatic Cancer
Two clinical trials of LMB-100, a next generation immunotoxin, in patients with mesothelioma and pancreatic cancer are currently underway at the CCR.
Jun 08, 2017
An asbestos liability jury verdict has been upheld by a New York appellate court, which said there is ample evidence to support the jury’s finding that a steel and piping company played a role in causing a former manufacturing worker’s mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Jun 03, 2017
A major brakes manufacturer has been found guilty of negligent and responsible for more than $5.8 million in damages for exposing workers to hazardous asbestos materials in California.
Jun 02, 2017
Learn the history of asbestos and how it became widely used in North America throughout the early 20th Century and how this may effect you or a loved one.
Jun 01, 2017
A Mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating but, learning these 5 key items you can help patients, family and friends manage their disease and provide them with the best quality of life.
May 26, 2017
Learn more about early detection of Mesothelioma and new tests to help identify the disease if you have ever been exposed to asbestos.
May 19, 2017
While the use of asbestos has been drastically cut down on and heavily regulated the amount of deaths from Mesothelioma are still on the rise.
May 18, 2017
While there is no cure for Mesothelioma, palliative care can help manage treatment and the effects that come along with cancer treatment including pain. Using acupuncture therapy, studies have shown acupuncture can help relieve some of the side effects.
May 09, 2017
Galinpepimut-S will be entering into phase III trials in the second half of 2017 for mesothelioma patients, and has shown encouraging results. Learn more about Sellas Life Sciences Group developed Galinpepimut-S.
May 08, 2017
Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, is currently seeking participants for a Phase 2 study for mesothelioma patients. Learn about this new study and how patients diagnosed with mesothelioma can locate other studies to participate in.
May 08, 2017
One of the largest verdicts in California history was just handed down for an asbestos case against a major manufacturer of building materials.
May 05, 2017
If you worked in the dental industry from the 1930s to the 1970s, you may have been exposed to asbestos. Dental lining tape used during this time period contained a small amount of asbestos that could be dentists at risk for mesothelioma.
May 04, 2017
New drug called Avelumab or Bavencio, is currently under clinical investigation for more than a dozen different types of cancer, including Mesothelioma. Results from initial trials showed 10 percent of patients, Avelumab reduced tumor size and 47.2 percent showed stable disease.
May 02, 2017
Most people believe that exposure to asbestos only occurs when people come in direct contact with it at work. This is not always the case. Exposure can occur in the community, in the home, schools, and other structures, and yes, through second hand exposure.
May 01, 2017
EPA now stepping in to help assist in the asbestos cleanup process of a closed Pillsbury Mills plant in Springfield, Illinois.
Apr 30, 2017
Could robotic surgery be the future of mesothelioma treatment? Florida doctor, Dr. Farid Gharagozloo has performed the first successful robotic extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP), increasing the chances that the cancer is removed completely, blood loss is decreased and the risks of infection and death are lowered.
Apr 28, 2017
Learn how identity thieves can target mesothelioma victims through the proposed Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency (FACT) Act of 2017.
Apr 27, 2017
Between the 1940's and the 1970's asbestos was used extensively in schools in building materials, and while high amounts have been removed it will never be eliminated from all of America's schools.
Apr 26, 2017
Studies have show that the combination of smoking and asbestos exposure poses a greater threat than smoking alone or asbestos exposure alone. Learn the symptoms of ling cancer and how they are similar to pleural mesothelioma.
Apr 25, 2017
The importance of evaluating your risk for exposure to asbestos and getting tested for Mesothelioma. The earlier Mesothelioma is caught the more treatment options and the better the outcome. Learn how you can evaluate risk, learn about symptoms and more.
Apr 21, 2017
If you think you have found asbestos in your home follow these three tips from experts to safe.
Apr 12, 2017
Research has discovered that individuals who carry a mutation in a gene called BAP1 are susceptible to developing Mesothelioma and Melanoma of the eye, risks after exposure to asbestos significantly increases.
Apr 12, 2017
Find out how automotive mechanics can be potentially exposed to the deadly substance, asbestos without evening knowing it.
Apr 10, 2017
Former steamfitter diagnosed with Mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos wins $14.5 Million in a three week trial.
Apr 07, 2017
Learn how a CONUT score can be used to predict prognosis in other types of malignancy and to help determine which patients will benefit from the most common cancer treatments.
Apr 03, 2017
Learn more about an emerging study known as NGR-hTNF which recently entered into phase III trial, that has nearly 400 participants at 49 hospitals around the world.
Mar 30, 2017
Sharing symptoms and treatment options, Asbestosis and Mesothelioma are often confused for the same disease. Find out the differences and similarities between Asbestosis and Mesothelioma.
Mar 29, 2017
Cancer research has uncovered a molecule that lowers levels of mesothelin, with the hope of further study and development, the treatment could slow the progression of pleural mesothelioma.
Mar 28, 2017
Of the more than 250 countries worldwide only 59 of them have a ban on all types of asbestos, find out if your country allows one of the most important occupational carcinogens.
Mar 27, 2017
Using a new innovative technique to monitor cancer called a "liquid biopsy" doctors believe that the test will detect the reappearance of cancer far earlier and more accurate.
Mar 23, 2017
A drug used for decades could now be used to treat pleural Mesothelioma according to recent research from John Hopkins University.
Mar 20, 2017
Patients that suffer from rare forms of cancer such as Mesothelioma often are burdened with large medical bills. A new study is helping cut the costs of diagnosis and lower the risks.
Mar 18, 2017
A new study indicates a growing belief in the active ingredient in Turmeric can destroy Mesothelioma Cells.
Mar 17, 2017
Learn how Medicaid, the nation's largest insurer can help cover the costs of Mesothelioma.
Mar 13, 2017
A number of targeted therapies have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to leave healthy cells alone compared to chemotherapy, which is a “systemic” treatment that works throughout the body to destroy rapidly growing cancer cells but can also affect healthy cells.
Mar 11, 2017
Asbestos exposure in the workplace risks the development of mesothelioma for the worker and their family from send hand exposure.
Mar 08, 2017
Named “targeted therapies,” new drugs block the growth and spread of cancer by interfering with specific molecules or “molecular targets” that are involved with the progression, growth, and spread of cancer.
Mar 06, 2017
The study, “Cytotoxicity of Plumbagin, Rapanone and 12 other naturally occurring Quinones from Kenyan Flora towards human carcinoma cells,” concluded that the quinones demonstrated cytotoxicity against human carcinoma cell lines.
Mar 03, 2017
Keytruda has been referenced as "promising" by researchers.
Mar 01, 2017
The 21st Century Cures Act makes headway in attaining more funding and faster access to innovative treatments that can treat rare diseases such as mesothelioma.
Feb 27, 2017
Learn about Dr. Sugarbaker's innovation in pertoneal mesothelioma treatments and his latest invention, the Perfusion "Pump".
Jul 14, 2014
For the third year in a row, Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LCC has dedicated itself to raising money for cancer research through Pedal the Cause St. Louis. The mesothelioma law firm has sponsored a company team and pledged to donate $250 for each employee who rides or volunteers for the event.
Jul 09, 2014
Dedicated to helping others outside of the mesothelioma community, MRHFM donates $5,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project through employee's Tough Mudder team.
Apr 10, 2014
The law firm of MRHFM supports the 11th Annual International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma as it relates to funding mesothelioma cancer research.
Apr 08, 2014
Though regulated in the United States, asbestos is not completely banned. MRHFM along with the NIEHS call for stricter asbestos regulations in the US to protect its citizens and workers.
Apr 01, 2014
MRHFM comments on new study showing associations between all levels of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, lung cancer and laryngeal cancer.
Mar 14, 2014
The law firm of MRHFM invited its clients and their families to the first client appreciation day dedicated to sharing mesothelioma stories and remembering those who fought the battle against asbestos related diseases.
Mar 05, 2014
Almost a decade of research by Dr. Harvey Pass has paid off as a biomarker company is in the process of developing a blood test that may detect early stage mesothelioma.
Feb 18, 2014
A promising study was recently published reporting that targeted chemotherapy delivers cancer-fighting drugs directly into mesothelioma cells, while leaving healthy cells intact
Feb 13, 2014
New research uses nanotechnology that shows promise in potentially playing a more significant role in the detection of aggressive cancers such as mesothelioma.
Feb 10, 2014
Pilot program out of Victoria, Australia shows promise by recommending higher doses of radiotherapy for the treatment of mesothelioma cancer.
Feb 03, 2014
MRHFM Warns About Predatory Mesothelioma Compensation Websites on the Rise: Tips on How to Protect Yourself
While it is recommended to seek legal counsel if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, MRHFM warns about predatory organizations that are not qualified and should not be trusted to handle such personal and sensitive information.
Jan 23, 2014
MRHFM encourages laparoscopic surgery for mesothelioma cancer treatment as a recent study suggests that fewer surgical complications are related to laparoscopic surgery for treating patients with peritoneal cancers.
Jan 21, 2014
MRHFM commends recent TV ad that positions alcohol consumption alongside asbestos exposure as increasing the risk of certain cancers as alcohol, tobacco and asbestos are all classified as Group 1 Carcinogens by the World Health Organization.
Jan 17, 2014
The FDA has come out in support of personalized medicine as a tremendous benefit for patients diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. The law firm of MRHFM also supports this initiative as it relates to the progression of mesothelioma cancer research.
Jan 15, 2014
The law firm of MRHFM applauds justice in the amount of a $27.5 million settlement that settled in a Cleveland mesothelioma case for 40 year old John Panza and his council Gary Paul and Demetrios Zacharopoulos of the law firm Waters & Kraus, LLP.
Oct 15, 2013
Dawn Besserman of MRHFM Law Firm Awarded “AV Preeminent Rating” from Martindale-Hubbell and Selected as 2013 Rising Stars by Super Lawyers Magazine with Colleague
Mesothelioma attorney Dawn Besserman of MRHFM Law Firm received an “AV Preeminent” rating through Martindale-Hubbell. Besserman was also selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as 2013 Rising Stars along with MRHFM attorney Steve Rineberg.
Sep 25, 2013
In an effort to spread awareness about mesothelioma cancer and asbestos exposure, the law firm of MRHFM publishes informational content and matches employee donations.
Sep 09, 2013
MRHFM lends support to the Wisconsin Asbestos Victims Network’s efforts to strike down Senate Bill 13, a bill that would create new hardships for asbestos cancer victims.
Aug 15, 2013
MRHFM, the largest law firm in the country exclusively devoted to mesothelioma victims and their families, recently published a blog about the firm’s fight to help victims of mesothelioma.
Jul 12, 2013
Bill McQueen was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2011. The Wall Street Journal spent a year with the Texas surgeon and his family as they battled this fatal disease.
Jul 11, 2013
Rushville's Wonder Woman, Janelle Bedel's fight with mesothelioma comes to an end after a 7 year battle.
Jul 09, 2013
Article out of Australia identifies trend of a ‘third wave’ of victims who were exposed to asbestos.
Jul 05, 2013
Students conducts research in Ambler, PN to better understand the health hazards of the town that has a long history of asbestos production beginning in 1881.
Jul 01, 2013
MRHFM employee Maggie Murry shares her story about her family’s battle against a life threatening disorder. The family has joined up with Delete Blood Cancer organization with the hope of finding bone marrow matches for her sons.
Jun 28, 2013
A man operating a salvage yard in Grand Rapids faces a year in prison and $168,000 fee for violating the Clean Air Act and failing to protect his workers and the environment from asbestos in his work place.
Jun 18, 2013
Mesothelioma attorney Steven D. Rineberg of MRHFM Law Firm recently received the highest peer review rating available, the ”AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Jun 14, 2013
MRHFM pledges to donate $250 for each employee that participates or volunteers for Pedal the Cause. The MRHFM team will also sponsor a 5 year old girl battling cancer in the Ride for a Child Program.
Jun 13, 2013
Because of the high risk jobs and job sites where asbestos has been identified, MRHFM raises awareness for mesothelioma cancer during Men’s Health Week June 10–16
Jun 11, 2013
MRHFM Employees Participate in the Komen Race for the Cure with The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Team
MRHFM employees support Komen Race for the Cure in St. Louis on Sat. June 15.
Jun 10, 2013
Maggi Dettwiler shares Joshua Nelson's Story about his fight with kidney disease.
Jun 06, 2013
Clean up crews and volunteers in Oklahoma need to be weary of the possible health risks that may lie in the debris.
Jun 03, 2013
MRHFM Law Firm Supports Biggest Looser Office Competition and Donates $1 to O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry for Every Pound Lost
MRHFM gives $1 for every pound lost in office Biggest Looser Competition to O.A.S.I.S. Food Pantry in St. Charles.
May 30, 2013
MRHFM supports World No Tobacco Day May 31 as studies have shown that people who smoke and have asbestos exposure are more likely to develop mesothelioma.
May 28, 2013
In response to the EF5 tornado that hit Moore, Oklahoma, MRHFM law firm pledges to match up to $10,000 of employee contributions.
May 24, 2013
FACT Act Update: House Committee Passes Bill to Congress
May 22, 2013
The "Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act” or FACT Act is a federal bill that could hurt the rights of asbestos victims if passed. Stop the FACT Act from passing in congress.
May 16, 2013
All schools should undergo regular inspections for asbestos. Some in Australia have failed to keep up with their inspections. Learn about Asbestos inspections in schools in the US.
May 02, 2013
May is Cancer Research Month, sponsored by the American Association of Cancer. Mesothelioma cancer research is vital to finding a cure.
Sep 26, 2012
The Baltimore Orioles displayed information about Mesothelioma Awareness Day on the stadium screen to raise awareness & funds during a home game on the 26th.
Aug 31, 2012
The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation announces Mesothelioma Awareness Day to be held on Wednesday, September 26.
Aug 19, 2012
Lowcountry firefighters raised money and awareness for mesothelioma cancer on Saturday to help make their health a priority in their profession.
Aug 16, 2012
Kayaking4aCure will launch kayaks on the Hudson River in Mechanicville, NY on September 22 to raise funds to help find a cure for mesothelioma.