Mesothelioma Cancer and Asbestos News - 2006
23 December 2006 An investigation continues to determine how asbestos appeared on Marco Island off the coast of FL. Read more »
23 December 2006 Two Australian men receive asbestos compensation from James Hardie totaling more than $762,000.
21 December 2006 USG Corp. made the final deposit of $3.05 billion into an asbestos fund, which totals more than $11 billion, that will compensate asbestos victims. Read more »
19 December 2006 The more than 31,000 residents of El Dorado, CA may be at risk for asbestos exposure. Read more »
18 December 2006 Florida man files asbestos suit, naming 143 defendant corporations. Read more »
14 December 2006 The choice of claiming damages for themselves or hoping their family will receive a larger payout will soon be abolished for mesothelioma victims in Scotland. Read more »
11 December 2006 A man from Lancashire, UK has launched a £250,000 suit against his former employer, United Co-operatives where he worked as a plumbing apprentice, for exposing him to asbestos in the 1960s. Read more »
11 December 2006 Residents of Utah have remained in the dark about possible asbestos exposure many years ago. Read more »
9 December 2006 New precedent set in asbestos lung cancer cases in Australia.
9 December 2006 James Hardie, an Australian manufacturer, is facing new asbestos claims from its former employees. Read more »
7 December 2006 Airborne asbestos fibers are blamed in the contraction of mesothelioma, and eventual death, in a man from Oregon.
4 December 2006 Employees in Hartlepool Borough, UK who were exposed to asbestos are being compensated before any signs of mesothelioma or asbestosis present themselves.
29 November 2006 DaimlerChrysler AG to pay $25 million in compensation to a New York City brake reliner. Read more »
28 November 2006 Asbestos victim in New York state wins case against DaimlerChrysler and will be paid $20 million for damages. Read more »
27 November 2006 A widow in Halifax (UK) is seeking more than £300,000 in damages after her husband died at the age of 53 from malignant mesothelioma.
27 November 2006 Pemnat (Pemetrexed) for pleural mesothelioma has just been launched as a generic version of the drug by NATCO. Read more »
20 November 2006 Precedent set regarding endangering the health and safety of others due to asbestos exposure. Read more »
20 November 2006 Neighbors' pleas to stop an asbestos housing facility set to open in March in the UK are dismissed by judge. Read more »
15 November 2006 Nine year mesothelioma survivor is scheduled to hold an inspiring teleconference on December 14 at 8:00 PM ET. Read more »
11 November 2006 Residents of a Queens, NY neighborhood are unsure of how to react to reports that the EPA and FBI are searching their subdivision for asbestos.
6 November 2006 Asbestos lawyers find themselves on the other side of the courtroom, after a class action lawsuit was filed.
4 November 2006 High levels of asbestos force officials to uproot residents living at an abandoned Alberta military reserve.
1 November 2006 A man who died of mesothelioma in the UK left evidence just before he died of how he came to develop the disease. Read more »
28 October 2006 Mesothelioma victim outraged at the withdrawal of the treatment method Alimta. Read more »
27 October 2006 More asbestos has been dumped on an area on Marco Island, near Naples, FL, that was previously cleaned up back in April. Read more »
23 October 2006 New asbestos regulations will go into place in the UK starting November 13, 2006. Read more »
23 October 2006 The family of an Oklahoma man filed an asbestos suit against 30 defendant corporations in Madison County, IL, claiming he was exposed to asbestos while employed as a laborer, pipe-maker, machinist and quality control manager from 1950-2005.
22 October 2006 Asbestos workers in the UK fight to have their compensation reinstated from the House of Lords. Read more »
17 October 2006 A woman in Mississippi who has mesothelioma received compensation from four different companies in Georgia due to secondhand asbestos exposure. Read more »
7 October 2006 In Auburn, CA, unsafe levels of asbestos have been found in a park preserve project where members are working to excavate the Lincoln creek bed. Read more »
26 September 2006 A California man files an asbestos law suit in Madison County, IL, claiming exposure to asbestos while working at various jobs. Read more »
25 September 2006 An asbestos-laden ship was refused port entry into Turkey and Malta and is now headed back to its originating country of Holland. Read more »
18 September 2006 Owens Corning's finds a plan to save themselves from bankruptcy and give former employees owed compensation for exposure to asbestos.
18 September 2006 The family of U.S. Navy veteran who died of mesothelioma received $3.9 million from a California jury after it was determined that the man had been exposed to asbestos while on duty.
11 September 2006 A widow from Arizona names 40 different defendants in three different states in an asbestos suit, claiming her late husband was exposed to asbestos and asbestos-containing products on many occasions. Read more »
10 September 2006 Apartment complex owners in OR are fined for allowing unlicensed workers to perform an asbestos abatement project. Read more »
4 September 2006 The first case of an employer dangerously exposing its employees to asbestos was settled in France. A French court awarded employees compensation of €10,000 ($12,858) each. Read more »
4 September 2006 A theatre in the UK closes its doors after asbestos was found inside the building. The clean up is expected to take three weeks, and all shows have been cancelled until the theatre is free from asbestos. Read more »
3 September 2006 Communities in Scotland are in harms way due to the demolition of old buildings containing asbestos. There was no prior planning by officials to contain the asbestos particles during demolition. Read more »
28 August 2006 The UN building in NYC is considered a "firetrap," with its lack of sprinklers and potentially deadly asbestos-laden walls.
28 August 2006 Woman claims she was exposed to asbestos through airborne dust particles from husband's clothing and files suit in Madison County, CA.
21 August 2006 Ex-employees of a car parts factory in North Wales are on the verge of claiming compensation from their former employer. Read more »
14 August 2006 Veterans now suffering from asbestos exposure from WWII and Vietnam do not have many compensation options. Read more »
14 August 2006 Former Michelin site in NJ will undergo asbestos removal from the soil with supervision from the EPA. Read more »
12 August 2006 Staten Island Railway receives new signal system along with an asbestos cleanup. (Must enter zip code, birth year and gender to view article.) Read more »
10 August 2006 Michigan Supreme Court helps seriously ill mesothelioma patients, hurts those claiming asbestos exposure, with new asbestos order. Read more »
9 August 2006 The Journal of Thoracic Oncology recently published results indicating that Alimta provides benefits to malignant mesothelioma patients with or without using Cisplatin as a combination therapy. Read more »
4 August 2006 Local 809 teamster files suit in Kanawha Circuit Court, for a total of 108 defendants, claiming they developed mesothelioma on the job. Read more »
4 August 2006 A hospital engineer in the UK dies from mesothelioma at the age of 61, in the same hospital where he worked and developed the disease. Read more »
31 July 2006 The SS France, suspected to be full of asbestos, is still scheduled to be broken down into pieces in a shipyard in India; environmentalists are in an uproar.
24 July 2006 Mesothelioma patients in Swindon (UK) will most likely receive compensation more quickly following a government ruling. Read more »
24 July 2006 In England, a bill is resigned to allow mesothelioma victims to sue any employer who may be at fault for exposing employees to asbestos. Read more »
17 July 2006 Victims of asbestos exposure, after employment at James Hardie in Australia, are closer to securing compensation for their tribulations. Read more »
16 July 2006 Wapello High School (IA) officials recently found asbestos lingering in the auditorium ceiling when beginning renovations. Asbestos removal supposedly took place 20 years prior. Read more »
15 July 2006 The illegal mining of asbestos in Rajasthan and importation into India could still be occurring, despite Indian government bans.
4 July 2006 The EPA was called in to coordinate an asbestos clean-up at a former TAFE college in Brisbane, Australia after a fire.
1 July 2006 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) in the UK has been suspected of putting its pocketbook before patients lives by not recommending Alimta because costs for the drug are too high. Read more »
1 July 2006 Bethel, CT High School's discovery of asbestos lurking in the walls will cost $378K to remove. Read more »
27 June 2006 Family is forced to drop asbestos litigation after legal costs become too high.
26 June 2006 Alimta treatment for patients with mesothelioma is being cut way back after the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence found that the cost per patient is too expensive.
25 June 2006 General Motors alleges that Royal & Sunalliance, their insurer, is liable for personal injury liabilities linked to asbestos of former employees. Read more »
21 June 2006 The U.K.'s lawmakers are criticized by the Association of British Insurers for slowing down the litigation process. Read more »
11 June 2006 Asbestos fund in danger of drying up already. Read more »
9 June 2006 Family receives $13.5 million in an asbestos lawsuit case.
5 June 2006 UK to speed up compensation claims for victims of mesothelioma. Read more »
5 June 2006 Governors of SC, TN and KS join together in signing a bill that requires stricter medical criteria for bringing for an asbestos-related claim. Read more »
4 June 2006 A proposed Senate bill looks to create an asbestos fund for those exposed to the substance from 9/11 in NYC and the deadly hurricanes of 2005. Read more »
2 June 2006 Asbestos scare in a Connecticut high school is resolved, but not before classes were cancelled. Read more »
24 May 2006 Hope for catching mesothelioma in its early stages with a new blood test. Read more »
22 May 2006 Lawmakers in Michigan are considering asbestos litigation changes. Read more »
20 May 2006 General Motors to sue Royal and Sun Alliance over asbestos claims.
19 May 2006 Traces of asbestos were found in an Australian Children's Hospital; there is no guarantee of patient and staff safety. Read more »
11 May 2006 Widows carried pictures of their beloved in a protest in London after a court ruling lowered compensation for asbestos victims. Read more »
10 May 2006 Onconase clinical trial improves the survival time for inoperable mesothelioma patients. Read more »
4 May 2006 An out-of-court settlement awards a West Yorkshire widow £92,500, but that will never replace her husband.
4 May 2006 The UK courts cut asbestos payouts for victims suffering from mesothelioma. Read more »
24 April 2006 The state Supreme Court of New Jersey released a ruling that will allow an 85-year-old retired steamfitter to go to trial to seek damages from Exxon Mobil. Read more »
20 April 2006 Researchers from Italy have reported that sequential chemotherapy is an active regimen with good disease control for patients with non-surgical malignant pleural mesothelioma.
13 April 2006 Inmates at the Monterey County Courthouse are being held in buses and vans instead of the basement due to asbestos contamination from recent renovations.
13 April 2006 For those suffering from pleural mesothelioma which cannot be operated on, new test results indicate an improved quality of life by taking a combination of chemotherapy drugs. Read more »
13 April 2006 Asbestos contamination levels found on a shirt worn and saved by a volunteer after the attack on the WTC are off the charts. Read more »
12 April 2006 The building products and sugar company, CSR of Australia, settled with 55 of 60 insurance companies to relieve the company from asbestos liabilities. Read more »
6 April 2006 RPM International, Inc. reported a loss in the last fiscal quarter due to asbestos liabilities.
6 April 2006 Renovations to a Connecticut high school were put on hiatus when asbestos was discovered in the fan room. Read more »
5 April 2006 Prisoners in a detention center in New South Wales, Australia may be temporarily moved while asbestos is removed from the facility. Read more »
23 March 2006 Alimta in conjunction with Paraplatin proved effective and well-tolerated in a mesothelioma clinical trial. Read more »
22 March 2006 Exposure to the volcanic mineral erionite may be even more of a risk for contracting mesothelioma than exposure to asbestos.
14 March 2006 Asbestos can exist just about anywhere. Is it lurking in your home? Read more »
8 March 2006 Options for mesothelioma victims are few and far from pleasant. So what are they? Read more »
2 March 2006 The Asbestos Disease Society is encouraging people who think they may have been exposed to asbestosto get checked out by a doctor.
1 March 2006 The community of El Dorado Hills may be in danger of having contaminating asbestos lurking in their playgrounds and backyards. Read more »
1 March 2006 An abandoned hospital in Cairo, IL is suspected of containing high levels of asbestos, which could blow out from the halls into neighborhoods. Tests are being performed by the EPA to measure the levels.
23 February 2006 MARF, or the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, received an additional $1 million in funding for research into the fight against the deadly disease. Read more »
23 February 2006 Two thousand tons of chrysotile, or white asbestos, was dumped into the air when the World Trade Center came crashing down. Should we be worried? Read more »
22 February 2006 A Florida woman is suing St. Clair County for negligence over the death of her husband due to asbestos exposure while working for the Illinois Central Railroad.
16 February 2006 An Annals of Oncology article shows an increased survival time for malignant mesothelioma patients when chemotherapy is administered immediately. Read more »
16 February 2006 Twenty-two Baryulgil residents from New South Wales have been diagnosed with a possible asbestos-related disease.
16 February 2006 The asbestos-laden warship headed to India with the destiny of being broken down into parts by Indian workers has been ordered back to France by President Jacques Chirac. Read more »
15 February 2006 Big business is feeling the impact of subjecting innocent workers to asbestos in their pocketbooks. The stock prices for several large corporations have taken big hits due to bankruptcy from mesothelioma claims. Read more »
9 February 2006 Southern Australia has now streamlined asbestos compensation cases, giving asbestos victims a chance to take advantage of their winnings.
9 February 2006 A Swiss-based company is closer to putting its asbestos woes behind them after a U.S. judge's ruling.
8 February 2006 Canada's Minister of Agriculture was diagnosed with mesothelioma in the summer of 2005; he's still running for an hour, taking vitamins and working.
2 February 2006 Meditech Research Limited, based in Australia, is set to arrive at the American Association for Cancer Research meeting in Washington D.C. in April with a presentation of new data on therapies believed to help mesothelioma victims. Read more »
2 February 2006 St. Paul Travelers, the second largest U.S. commercial insurance company, experienced a 41 percent decrease in fourth quarter profit. The reported decrease comes mainly from asbestos and hurricane relief claims. Read more »
2 February 2006 A former asbestos miner in Australia is granted a retrial against CSR and Midalco for a claim that the worker's conditions gave him asbestosis and depression through negligence. Read more »
1 February 2006 Omni-Pac (UK) Ltd, an egg carton manufacturer, has been fined £50,000 for allowing asbestos levels to reach dangerously high levels. Read more »
18 January 2006 Montana Senator Conrad Burns opposes a senate bill to compensate residents of Libby, MT, who, if contaminated by asbestos, would receive up to $1.1 million in damages. Read more »
17 January 2006 A 29 year old woman survives the sure death of mesothelioma after a rigorous treatment regimen. Read more »
12 January 2006 Asbestos found in Virginia middle school; officials say it is not a danger to students or staff.
2 January 2006 ONS gives mesothelioma victims hope for a better prognosis and a longer life after a presentation of several ongoing studies with newer treatments. Read more »
1 January 2006 "Owens Corning, the largest U.S. insulation maker, filed a new bankruptcy reorganization plan aimed at wiping out the company's estimated $10.2 billion in asbestos liabilities." Read more »
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