By | September 29, 2008

Mesothelioma Awareness Day 2008

As we’ve written about on this blog before, building awareness about mesothelioma is paramount in the effort to keep people safer from asbestos and get mesothelioma patients better treatment options. Good news from the… Read More

By | September 25, 2008

Are Blood Tests Useful to Diagnose Mesothelioma?

Almost all of us have had a blood test for one reason or another. It is a basic procedure for any routine physical. If your white blood cell count is elevated, it… Read More

By | September 23, 2008

The Simmons Hanly Conroy Attorney Recognized for Helping Veterans with Asbestos

The Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney Gloria Colon is featured this week in Missouri Lawyers Weekly for her inspiring story and dedication to helping veterans. Colon is part of our asbestos litigation team, but also puts countless… Read More

By | September 18, 2008

Pennsylvania School Closes Over Asbestos Concerns

A school in Munhall, Pennsylvania closed down on Wednesday due to concerns for safety after asbestos was discovered on the roof. After parents complained at a school board meeting Tuesday night, the… Read More

By | September 17, 2008

Ban Asbestos Bill Moves Forward

There was encouraging news on Capitol Hill yesterday. The “Bruce Vento Ban Asbestos and Prevent Mesothelioma Act of 2008” was introduced in the House by the Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Environment… Read More

By | September 15, 2008

Illinois Woman Raises Awareness About Mesothelioma and Asbestos

Last week The Southern, a newspaper for Southern Illinois, published a story about a local woman with mesothelioma who has been working diligently to build awareness about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos. Lacey… Read More

By | September 12, 2008

How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?

I have scrutinized hundreds of medical records over the last decade, and the one major point I want to make clear is that I rarely find a mention of asbestos exposure in… Read More

By | September 8, 2008

What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?

As Dr. Pass states, most patients have mesothelioma symptoms anywhere from two weeks to six months prior to seeking medical treatment. The symptoms can and do include shortness of breath, loss of appetite, pain… Read More

By | September 5, 2008

Asbestos Screening Program in Libby, Montana Comes to Close

The federally funded effort supporting free asbestos screenings for the residents of Libby Montana is coming to an end. September 19 will be the last day for residents in Libby to receive… Read More

By | September 3, 2008

UK’s Youngest Peritoneal Mesothelioma Patient Passes Away

Last week a young woman from Britian, age 28, passed away due to peritoneal mesothelioma, an asbestos cancer that attacks the lining of the abdomen. She was believed to be the UK’s youngest… Read More