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Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma

Pericardial mesothelioma begins in the lining of the heart and is an extremely rare form of cancer. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma, which begins in the lining of the lungs, followed […]

Risks of Asbestos Mining

Asbestos Mining Asbestos miners, in the early days, would extract asbestos-ore using tools such as chisels, shovels, and hammers. Their method for extraction would produce a significant amount of asbestos dust, as well as limited […]


Asbestosis is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. It is an interstitial lung disease. There are two main types of asbestos that are named based on their shape. The serpentine family is more curved while the […]

Differences and Similarities Between Mesothelioma and Asbestosis

Mesothelioma and Asbestosis: Asbestos-Related Diseases Developing from asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and asbestosis are two lung diseases with unique characteristics. Although rare, mesothelioma is a highly aggressive form of cancer, whereas asbestosis is noncancerous, involving inflammation […]

Trends of Asbestos-Related Diseases

Asbestos consumption reached a peak in 1973. The EPA banned spray-on asbestos surfacing materials for the purpose of fireproofing and insulation in 1973. Between 1973 and 1989, there were four more bans that were enacted […]

Asbestos Textile Health Implications

Asbestos Properties and Concerns Asbestos, a dangerous mineral, has been known for its properties, such as heat resistance to corrosive substances, electrical fires, and high temperatures. The mineral was commonly used to produce asbestos textiles. […]

The Findings and Hidings of the Dangers of Asbestos

Due to the interests of profits, the findings and studies done that supported the fact that asbestos was dangerous and caused cancer were hidden. Asbestosis was first noticed in 1900 by a physician from London. […]

Firefighters and Asbestos Exposure Risk

When it comes to firefighters, asbestos exposure, which commonly goes unnoticed, is a deadly threat that firefighters often face. Therefore, for firefighters, asbestos-related cancer has emerged as the leading occupational cause of death. Asbestos, a […]

Mesothelioma Awareness Day – Comments from the Team

September 26th is Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Here at the Halpern Law Firm, our staff works hard to fight for the victims of mesothelioma and to help get victims the compensation they deserve. It is important […]

Stage 1 Mesothelioma

Stage 1 Development Mesothelioma, a cancerous disease that affects the lining of the lungs, consists of four stages. At its earliest stage, Stage 1, the cancer has not yet spread to the lymph nodes and […]

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