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...

02/21/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Sherwood “Sher” Temkin, who, with his wife, Libby, had long advocated and financed cancer screenings and research, has succumbed himself to mesothelioma, an aggressive, incurable cancer that is nearly always caused by asbestos exposure. Temkin’s death, in...

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,...

01/31/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway For years, mesothelioma lawyers and researchers have been warning the public about the grim consequences of mesothelioma, an increasingly prevalent cancer that’s caused mainly by asbestos exposure. The problem, though, may be even more severe than they think, according...

01/25/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Mesothelioma may not be a household word, but it has caused irreparable harm in all too many homes. Almost always caused by asbestos exposure, mesothelioma is an aggressive, incurable cancer that attacks the protective lining covering many of the body’s internal...

01/17/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is examining whether Nevada regulators went too easy on the Flamingo Las Vegas, a mega hotel in the gambling mecca, after serious asbestos violations were discovered there. Officials with OSHA, the federal...

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....

12/28/2010 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway A West Virginia couple has named 95 defendants—ranging from manufacturers to power companies to insurers—in an asbestos-contamination lawsuit, according to court filings with the Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston, W.Va., The documents claim that all are responsible...