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Cape Asbestos – Still in Play – This Time for 3 Consecutive Cancers

Posted in Amphibole Fibers, Asbestos, Asbestos Mining, International Asbestos, Lung Cancer Claims
A July 3, 2015 article in The Northern Echo in the UK brings news of another suit against Cape entities. Mr. Stephenson, the plaintiff, has gone three rounds with cancer:  “Colin Stephenson, 66, had his voicebox removed due to cancer in 2009, lost part of his lung to the disease six months later and is… Continue Reading

1st Annual European Asbestos Forum, Including a Focus on Lung Cancer and Asbestos

Posted in Asbestos, Global Tort Litigation, International Asbestos, Lung Cancer Claims
Europe continues to see a growing focus on asbestos topics, including both non-litigation and litigation-related topics. An example arises from the new European Asbestos Forum, an international asbestos conference that will be held on May 27th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The location (I am told) “is a gorgeous hotel;  the beautiful 5-star NH Grand Hotel… Continue Reading

“Asbestos Exposure, Pleural Plaques and the Risk of Death from Lung Cancer”

Posted in Asbestos, Asbestos Bankruptcy, Lung Cancer Claims
A new abstract on pleural plaques and subsequent lung cancers. Longer term studies do matter. So do more CT scans. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. First published online 10 Nov 2014 as DOI: 10.1164/rccm.201406-1074OC Asbestos Exposure, Pleural Plaques and the Risk of Death from Lung Cancer Jean-Claude Pairon , Pascal Andujar , Mickael Rinaldo… Continue Reading

Videos – Best of iMig Day 1 – For Chrysotile Defendants, Good News and Not So Good News

Posted in Asbestos, Asbestos Bankruptcy, Cancer, Lung Cancer Claims, Science
iMig has posted videos of plenary sessions from Day 1 iMig 2014, and summaries of some other sessions. Best of Imig 2014 – Day 1 is online here, at iMig. One of the summaries is from a presentation by Julian Peto, a world class PhD epidemiologist with a focus on asbestos topics, among others.  The… Continue Reading