05/06/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Philadelphia, PA (Mesothelioma News) – After tests revealed high levels of asbestos at a Philadelphia elementary school, students were moved to another building two blocks away—where they will stay until further testing is complete and school officials decide...

04/04/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway While the dangers of asbestos exposure are well known, there is often confusion and misinformation about exactly who runs the risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease. Clearly, those who work around the material or are exposed to it in a building, factory...

03/28/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Virginia – In one of the largest verdicts in Virginia history, a Newport News jury awarded $25 million to a former shipyard worker suffering from mesothelioma, an aggressive and invariably fatal cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure. The...

02/28/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Scientists writing in the International Journal of Environment and Health have called for a total global ban on asbestos. Today, they say, just 52 nations (of the total 194 in the world) prohibit the use, import, and export of the material. Asbestos has been scientifically...

02/16/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway The circumstances of the tragic mesothelioma case were all too familiar, but the new trial certainly was not. After a former refinery worker was diagnosed with, and died of, mesothelioma—an aggressive cancer that is almost always linked to asbestos exposure—his...

02/08/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway The link between asbestos exposure and disease has long been scientifically proven. But while many of us know that inhaling asbestos fibers can be dangerous to our health, what we often don’t know is just how far-reaching the impact of asbestos can be. The material,...

01/12/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Mesothelioma—an aggressive, deadly cancer—is known all too well today, but the asbestos that causes it has been a source of concern since Roman times. Even then, a disturbing trend emerged: Slaves who worked in the quarries and inhaled asbestos fibers died far...

01/03/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway While there is still much about mesothelioma that researchers are trying to understand, one thing is clear: The major risk factor is asbestos exposure. The deadly cancer—almost always caused by inhaling asbestos fibers—can take years, even decades, to develop....

12/13/2010 // Chicago, IL, USA // Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Diagnoses of mesothelioma, a highly aggressive and nearly always fatal cancer, are on the rise. So much so that in 2010, mesothelioma cases—the result of exposure to asbestos decades earlier—are expected to peak in the United States. That’s sobering news to patients, researchers, and the...

12/02/2010 // Chicago, IL, USA // Cooney & Conway // Mesothelioma lawyers: Cooney & Conway Attorneys for two men charged with violating critical asbestos regulations contend that the criminal case against them should be dropped, because, they claim, the government failed to follow its own testing procedures on material removed from a Des Moines building in 2007....