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Has the Asbestos Industry Met Its Match? The Latest Update on an Asbestos Ban

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 11/1/2017

Has the Asbestos Industry Met Its Match? The Latest Update on an Asbestos Ban

Decades of scientific evidence proving the harmful and often fatal effects of asbestos have been overshadowed by a judicial system wrought with legal obstacles that have allowed asbestos to continue to be imported, sold and utilized in the United States.

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Presumption Laws: What they Mean for Firefighters Facing Cancer

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 10/18/2017

Presumption Laws: What they Mean for Firefighters Facing Cancer

In recent years, the number of risks firefighters take in their daily jobs have become evident. Beyond the obvious fire and smoke, firefighters are extremely vulnerable to toxic exposure, such as that emanating from asbestos dust and fibers.

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Asbestos in Talcum Powder - Mesothelioma Verdicts Delivering Substantial Awards

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 11/21/2016

Talcum Powder

For generations, talcum powder (often called simply “talc”) has been known for its ability to absorb moisture and prevent rashes. It was a common sight in bathrooms across the United States—most often used by mothers to prevent diaper rash on newborn babies. However, in recent years, talc powders from well-known brands like Johnson’s Baby Powder, Old Spice, and Coco Chanel have come under scrutiny for containing asbestos, an extremely hazardous mineral known to cause mesothelioma, a terminal lung cancer.

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Bondex Bankruptcy Trust Now Accepting Claims

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 9/2/2016

A new bankruptcy trust started accepting claims this July (2016). Its name is the Bondex Trust. Bondex made a number of asbestos-containing products for home renovation and repair, including joint compound and joint cement.

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Non-Conventional Mesothelioma Treatment: Seeking Symptomatic Relief Through Acupuncture

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 10/22/2015

Acupuncture is a key form of alternative medical care derived from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Acupuncture involves inserting thin needles into the body at various “acupuncture points;” acupuncture can also incorporate the use of heat, pressure, or laser light directed at the same points.

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The Importance of Proper Staging for Mesothelioma

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 6/3/2015

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the next step may be to determine whether the cancer has spread to other areas of your body, so you can decide the most comprehensive treatment plan.

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Metex Asbestos PI Trust Now Accepting Claims

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 4/6/2015

As of March 9, 2015, Metex Manufacturing Corp., formerly known as Kentile Floors Inc., is accepting asbestos-related personal injury and death claims through a trust established under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Per the trust’s website, the Initial Claim Filing Date is September 9, 2015. All claims filed with the Trust between March 9, 2015 and September 9, 2015 will be deemed filed with the Trust on the Initial Claim Filing Date and will be processed in the order stipulated by the Trust’s Distribution Procedures.

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W.R. Grace Asbestos Trust is Accepting Claims

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 1/5/2015

W.R. Grace

After 13 years, W.R. Grace & Co. is accepting and paying asbestos-related personal injury and death claims for which they, their predecessors, and their successors have legal responsibility, through a trust established under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

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The Importance of a Second Opinion

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 11/17/2014

Medical Consult

Quite frequently, patients may receive a cancer diagnosis from their primary care physician or a doctor at the local hospital rather than from an oncologist specializing in mesothelioma.

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Combating Chemotherapy's Side Effects With Nutrition

  • Author: Jennifer Lucarelli
  • Date: 8/26/2014

Combating Side Effects with Nutrition

Many mesothelioma patients choose to undergo chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. Unfortunately, chemotherapy may cause loss of appetite, nausea, sore mouths, and fatigue; often, chemotherapy leads to weight loss. While many patients find it difficult to eat before and after chemotherapy treatments, nutritious food can be a powerful tool that mesothelioma patients may use to combat cancer and the side-effects of chemotherapy.

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About Jennifer

  • Partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen
  • Advocate for over 1,000 Mesothelioma victims
  • Thorough understanding of both legal and medical aspects of asbestos litigation
  • Extensive knowledge of military service and shipyard exposure cases
  • Provides veteran assistance with VA disability claims
  • Has secured some of the largest financial settlements across the country

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