Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA, First in 15 Years

Mesothelioma Treatment Approved by FDA, First in 15 Years

May 30, 2019

For the first time in 15 years, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new treatment for mesothelioma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer that has been proven to be caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Australian Woman Contracts Mesothelioma After Breathing in Asbestos At Work

Australian Mesothelioma Patient: ‘Why Aren't We Doing More to Prevent This?”

May 6, 2019

Sandie Foreman was working as a makeup artist and hairdresser in Australia when she was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2016, despite not having ever worked directly with asbestos-containing materials or in an at-risk industry.

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The Danger of Asbestos in Schools

Asbestos in Schools: Myth vs. Fact

August 22, 2018

As your children begin a new school year, it can be reassuring to separate fact from myth when it comes to asbestos and schools.

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Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Recovered in Maritime Asbestos Case

May 21, 2018

Cooney & Conway has resolved a multi-million-dollar maritime asbestos case on behalf of a Michigan man who contracted mesothelioma more than 50 years after working on ore boats for two summers in his youth.

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Retired Dock Worker Blames Self for Late Wife’s Asbestos Exposure, Now Fears for Children

Retired Dock Worker Blames Self for Late Wife’s Asbestos Exposure, Now Fears for Children

April 23, 2018

Leonard Faram feels as though he “murdered” his wife, Annette, who died from mesothelioma in 2015 after inhaling asbestos dust he brought home while working for 10 years unloading asbestos fibers at the dock of an asbestos factory in England, in the 1960s.

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Anti-Tumor Stem Cell Vaccine Could Help Prevent Mesothelioma

Report: Anti-Tumor Stem Cell Vaccine Could Help Prevent Mesothelioma, Other Cancers

March 7, 2018

Researchers at Stanford University have demonstrated that a vaccine with induced pluripotent stem cells (or iPSCs) was able to prevent tumor growth in a wide range of cancers, including mesothelioma.

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John D. Cooney Joins Crain’s Chicago Business Roundtable Discussion

November 7, 2017

From asbestos discoveries, removals, and litigation, to mesothelioma research, treatment advances, and trial outcomes, there seems to be no end to the number of interesting and informative news articles from throughout the United States and around the world.

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Asbestos Among Chemicals to Be Reviewed by EPA

Asbestos Among Chemicals to Be Reviewed by EPA

October 23, 2017

Asbestos has been listed among ten chemicals The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will evaluate for potential health and environmental risks under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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John Cooney

For John Cooney, the Law is Personal

September 11, 2017

In the 1950s, Johnny Lattner was the pride of Oak Park, Illinois. A standout football player at Fenwick High School, he went on to win the coveted Heisman Trophy at Notre Dame in 1953.

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Top 5 industries at risk for asbestos exposure

Top 5 Industries at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

August 2, 2017

Americans who worked in factories, shipyards, construction, mining, and railroads had no idea asbestos would eventually lead to diseases such as mesothelioma.

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