June 11, 2013

Mesothelioma Victims May Face Bankruptcy

In a previous article written about doctors advocating for pharmaceutical companies to lower the cost of some cancer drugs, statistics from a study found that thirty percent of cancer patients were “significantly burdened” by medical expenses. Another eleven percent called it a “catastrophic problem”. Mesothelioma patients are faced with several challenges after they are diagnosed. [...]
June 4, 2013

Public Housing Residents May be at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

People living in public housing face many challenges, from the negative view many people have of those who live in public housing, to the risks of crime and other dangers that may be present in public housing throughout California. Asbestos and mesothelioma might not seem as concern worthy of much attention for residents, but a [...]
May 30, 2013

Mesothelioma Bill Falls Short

In the U.K., mesothelioma patient advocacy groups are displeased with the proposed mesothelioma bill, aiming to help patients receive compensation for their illness. The bill proposes to give mesothelioma patients eligibility for compensation and an opportunity to hold companies responsible through a paid fund. Insurance companies are required to pay into the fund. However, the [...]
May 30, 2013

Even in the “Great Outdoors,” Asbestos Dust Could be Present

In Northern California, there is much natural beauty. From the coast redwoods to the magnificent coastline, areas such as Humboldt County attract thousands for recreation and many who choose to live there because of the scenic beauty. Nevertheless, there is danger, ranging from getting lost in the forests, falling while climbing, or drowning in the [...]
May 16, 2013

With Asbestos, Death Lurks Behind our Walls and Ceilings

Asbestos remains a problem for people in California. It is a problem throughout the United States. It is also a problem throughout the world. A member of parliament in Australia writes of its impact in Australia, pointing out that it has killed 50,000 and he states that, “Every day in this state another person dies [...]