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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and often fatal cancer that develops in the layer of tissue that surrounds internal organs, frequently occurring in the tissue that surrounds the lungs. Most cases are believed to be related to exposure to asbestos. The cancer can occur decades after the exposure to asbestos dust.1

Patients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma and families who have lost loved ones due to the disease have filed a large number of successful lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers over the last several decades. Compensation and assistance funds have been established to help victims of mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure.2 If you have patients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma, they may be entitled to compensation.

Sources:
1Mayo Clinic staff. Mesothelioma: Symptoms & Causes. Mayoclinic.org. Accessed July, 2020.

2Mesothelioma & Asbestos Awareness Center staff. A Brief History Of Asbestos Litigation. Maacenter.org. July 27, 2016.

Resources for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization

 

Additional Cancer Resources

American Society of Clinical Oncology Patient News & Info

Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club

CancerCare Foundation

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma refers to a group of blood cancers that develop from white blood cells. Studies have shown an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after exposure to the glyphosate weed-killer sold under the brand name Roundup1. Roundup was manufactured and sold by Monsanto until 2018, when the brand name and the product line were acquired by Bayer.

Federal court juries determined that Monsanto was aware of the risks associated with exposure to Roundup and failed to notify the public.  These juries have awarded billions to those who developed Non-Hodgkin’s after exposure to Roundup2. If you patients who have been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia and have been exposed to Roundup, they may be eligible to file a claim.

Sources:

1LuPong, Zhang; Iemaan, Rana; Schaeffer, Rachel M., Taioli; Emanuela & Sheppard, Lianee. Exposure to glyphosate-based herbicide and risk for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma: A meta-analysis and supporting data. Elsevier Science Direct. Volume 781, July-September, 2019. Pgs. 186-206.
Hernia Mesh

More than one million hernia repair surgeries are performed in the United States every year. More than 800,000 of these surgeries are inguinal hernia repairs, or “groin hernia” repairs. According to the FDA, more than 90% of groin hernia repairs include the use of hernia mesh1 to support weak or damaged tissue. In some cases, problems and complications result from the use of hernia mesh.

 

Serious complications caused by hernia mesh can include:

  • Adhesion
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Infection
  • Hernia recurrence
  • Mesh migration
  • Mesh contraction
  • Pain

 

Some types of surgical mess have been recalled. The federal government has also investigated the production of counterfeit brand-name mesh products that do not meet medical standards. If you have patients who have suffered complications due to hernia mesh that have required additional surgery, they may be eligible to file a legal claim. 

 

Sources:
1FDA staff. Hernia Surgical Mesh Implants. FDA.gov. Updated February 4, 2018.

 

Resources for Hernia Mesh Issues

Hernia Mesh Injury Support Group

Hernia Mesh Complications Support Group

Talcum Powder

Talc is an extremely soft mineral that has long been used in baby and body powders, known as talcum powders. Regular use of talcum powder for feminine hygiene has been shown to increase the risk of developing ovarian cancer.1 Juries have awarded significant amounts to women who developed ovarian cancer after regular use of talcum powder.2 Growing public concerns about health issues related to the use of talcum powder resulted in Johnson & Johnson ending the sale of its talc-based powders in the U.S. and Canada in the spring of 2020.

 

If you have patients who have been diagnosed with ovarian, uterine, or fallopian tube cancer after regular use of talcum powder, they may be eligible to file a legal claim.

 

Sources:
1Zuckerman, Dana & Shapiro, Danielle. Talcum Powder and Ovarian Cancer. National Center for Health Research. Center4research.org. Accessed July, 2020.
2 Christensen, Jen. $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson’s talcum powder. CNN. Cnn.com. Updated July 13, 2018.

 

Resources for Ovarian Cancer

Bright Pink

FORCE: Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Foundation for Women’s Cancer

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance

Ovarian Cancer Project

OvarCome

BeBRCAware

Ovarian Cancer Clinical Trials

 

Additional Cancer Resources

The American Cancer Society

American Society of Clinical Oncology Patient News & Info

Cancer Support Community/Gilda’s Club

CancerCare Foundation