The asbestos attorneys at the Simmons Firm are dedicated to providing the latest asbestos and mesothelioma news to keep you up to date. Below is a short list of some of the most recent news stories covering asbestos exposure, mesothelioma research and other news from across the world.
- Penn Medicine gets $10 million grant to investigate asbestos contamination in Ambler
Penn Medicine is taking a closer look at why some Ambler, PA residents who were exposed to asbestos died from mesothelioma, while others who were exposed did not. Researchers are crediting the residents of Ambler and their persistent questions for the issuing of the grant.
- Current Trends in the Management of Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma
Published in the May issue of the Annals of Surgical Oncology, a new study found that many patients with peritoneal mesothelioma are opting out of surgical treatments, despite its benefits. The study found that surgery is only being performed on 62 percent of peritoneal mesothelioma patients.
- Boise construction company fined for asbestos violation
In 2009, Owyhee Construction Inc. in Idaho neglected to capture broken cement pipe that contained asbestos. As a result, the company is being fined $100,000 and will spend the next three years on probation.