Mesothelioma

Western New York’s Asbestos Mortality Rate Is Far Above the National Average

Did you know that Western New York is one of the worst affected areas in the United States for asbestos exposure? Based on its comprehensive review of the relevant federal data, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Action Fund concluded that the...
Read More

New Study: Mesothelioma Connected to Talcum Powder Use

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, potentially deadly form of cancer. It is caused primarily by the inhalation of asbestos particles. While most often linked to workplace asbestos exposure, there is growing evidence that some people have developed mesothelioma after using the...
Read More

New Study: COVID-19 Poses Extreme Threat to Mesothelioma Patients

COVID-19 is a highly contagious, extremely dangerous respiratory disease. While everyone needs to take care to protect their health and well-being, some people are at higher risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that immunocompromised people must take additional...
Read More

New York Appeals Court Affirms Asbestos Verdict but Reduces Compensation

On August 6th, 2020, a New York appeals court affirmed a verdict in an asbestos case. However, in doing so, it reduced the total awarded compensation from approximately $17 million to $6 million. In the Matter of New York City Asbestos...
Read More

Why Does Western New York See So Many Mesothelioma Cases?

It seems you can hardly turn on the local news or drive to the Galleria without seeing warnings about mesothelioma and asbestos. That’s not surprising; the Buffalo area sees a lung cancer mortality rate that is four times higher than...
Read More

What is Mesothelioma?

Western New York residents are accustomed to seeing notices about mesothelioma and other lung diseases. Yet, most aren’t sure what exactly mesothelioma is, and even fewer could recognize the symptoms if they had the condition themselves. So what is mesothelioma, what are...
Read More

Early Warning Signs of Mesothelioma

It’s often decades between initial asbestos exposure and the time someone presents full-blown symptoms of mesothelioma. More often than not, people with mesothelioma will show particular symptoms months before receiving a formal diagnosis. For that reason, anyone who believes they...
Read More

Timeline of a Mesothelioma Case

Erie County sees some of the highest mesothelioma rates in the state, going so far as to earn the nickname “asbestos alley.” With more than 200 New York residents diagnosed with this disease each year, those affected must understand where...
Read More

How Talcum Powder Ruined Lives

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has produced baby powder for more than 125 years. A lot has changed in that time, especially when it comes to awareness of health risks. But is it possible that Johnson & Johnson not only ignored...
Read More

Which Buffalonians Are Most Likely to Develop Mesothelioma?

It’s no secret that Buffalo and Erie county see an alarming number of mesothelioma cases. That’s largely due to Buffalo’s history as an industrial city. But that raises the question, which Buffalonians were most likely to be exposed to asbestos and...
Read More