Grassroots lobbying for mesothelioma patients

In Scotland there is a movement to eliminate a legal loophole in asbestos-exposure cases. The current law gives the most compensation to victims’ families after they die. If the new effort succeeds, people could get larger settlements while they are still alive. The newspaper The Herald reports that “Hugh Henry, the deputy justice minister, is …

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More on the SS Norway

A couple days ago we mentioned the SS Norway. Today we learned from another blog that the ship was a “beloved 1960’s classic ocean liner” that was a star among Norwegian Cruiselines’ fleet. Also, Maritime Matters says the SS Blue Lady was recently sold, and speculates it is headed to Bangladesh and China for scrap.

WTC dust proves fatal

Via the blog Confined Space, I see that a New York City police detective at the site of the World Trade Center attack died of respiratory failure recently. The medical examiner said: reasonable degree of medical certainty that the cause of death in this case was directly related to the 9/11 incident.” This may be …

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Sequential Chemotherapy had an article about trying to find an effective chemotherapy regimen for mesothelioma. This is such an intractable form of cancer and resists forms of therapy that are effective for other cancers: radiation, surgery, simple chemotherapy. The cutting edge of mesothelioma treatment involves combination therapy: more than one treatment. There’s a study out of …

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