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Month: December 2019

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Goodyear’s Representatives Contradict Each Other Over Asbestos in Mesothelioma Lawsuit

The Supreme Court of New York County was asked by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company to dismiss a mesothelioma lawsuit filed over a death blamed on asbestos in the company’s vinyl tile products. Though the basis for the motion for summary judgment was the company’s assertion that the tile products in question did not contain asbestos, testimony submitted revealed conflicting evidence from two different representatives of the company, leading the judge to deny their request and allow the case to proceed.

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Goal of Finding Early Mesothelioma Detection Kit May Be Aided by Dogs

If you are aware of having been exposed to asbestos in the past, you live with constant worry about your risk of being diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The rare and fatal disease is caused by exposure to the carcinogenic material, but the cancer’s tumors take decades to develop, and the disease does not begin to manifest symptoms until it is too far advanced to be effectively treated. Researchers are working furiously to find early detection tools that those at risk can access easily and inexpensively, and they believe that dogs may be of assistance in their quest.

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Johnson & Johnson Says Independent Tests Contradict FDA

Consumer giant Johnson & Johnson is facing over 15,000 lawsuits accusing their iconic baby powder product of being contaminated with asbestos and causing either malignant mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. Many of these cases have already been heard, and without fail the company’s defense has consistently rested on a single argument: that their product does not contain asbestos and that asbestos has never been identified in their product by anybody other than plaintiffs’ experts. So when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration reported earlier this year that they had identified asbestos in a bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder purchased in 2018, legal experts wondered what the company’s next step would be.

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Mesothelioma Risk is Latest Concern Following Chemical Plant Explosion

The residents of Port Neches, Texas are confronting the frightening possibility of malignant mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases following the recent explosions and fire at the TPC Group chemical plant.  Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, head of local emergency response efforts, announced that the fire and explosion that occurred on Wednesday, November 27spread asbestos throughout the area. Though community members were allowed back to their homes on Friday, the lifting of the evacuation order came with instructions to report any white powder that they see.

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