05/09/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway A drug commonly used to treat kidney cancer may benefit mesothelioma patients as well, according to an Austrian study published in the May issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology. The drug, temsirolimus, appears to increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy for...

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...

04/18/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway A lawyer for two bankrupt subsidiaries of RPM International Inc., maker of Rust-Oleum paint, told a bankruptcy judge on March 28 that RPM will contribute an undetermined sum to a trust for asbestos victims. Some 10,000 asbestos lawsuits were pending in the courts...

04/11/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Compared to other forms of cancer, mesothelioma is particularly aggressive and deadly. Why? The disease—almost always caused by asbestos exposure—is typically detected only in its advanced stages, when treatment options are of limited effectiveness. The study...

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...

03/23/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway No doubt, there is a lot that is known—and has been done—about the dangers of asbestos. Scientists and doctors know that exposure to the material, long used in the construction, shipbuilding and other industries because of its resistance to fire and heat, can...

03/14/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway While mesothelioma is not one of the more common cancers, it is almost always caused by asbestos exposure—creating a justifiable worry for those who have worked around or have come close to the fibrous material. Mesothelioma is a serious ailment that strikes the...

03/07/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Scientists have announced the discovery of biomarkers and protein signatures—telltale signs indicating the presence of disease—for mesothelioma, a particularly aggressive cancer that is almost always caused by asbestos exposure. The finding is “significant,”...

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...