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🗽 New York Construction Worker’s Mesothelioma Lawsuit Clears Legal Hurdle (Full Article on Mesothelioma.net ⬇️ ・ When Louis Decanio died of malignant mesothelioma in February of 2016, the source of his illness was clear: he had worked as part of a clean-up crew in New York City from 1958 to 1966, and had been responsible for removing boiler parts after they had been disassembled. He had a clear memory that the boilers were manufactured by Kohler Co., and upon learning that those parts were contaminated with asbestos, he and his wife filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for his illness. Though Mr. Decanio has died, the lawsuit continues. Kohler argued that the case should be dismissed based upon a previous decision in another mesothelioma lawsuit. Recently their motion for summary judgment was heard by Judge Manuel Mendez of the New York Asbestos Litigation Court, who denied their motion, explaining that the case that they referenced was not relevant to Mr. Decanio’s situation. ・ Carting away asbestos parts led to mesothelioma In a deposition that Mr. Decanio gave before his mesothelioma death, he detailed how he had been exposed to Kohler’s asbestos-contaminated boiler parts. He described the frayed gaskets that he would load into carts and take away, as well as the fact that he was often on site when they boilers were being disassembled. In response, Kohler’s attorneys argued that the removal of parts after dismantling was not a foreseeable use of the product and that therefore the company owed no duty of care to anybody who was carrying parts away. Mr. Decanio’s attorney countered that there is an expectation that boilers would eventually be replaced or updated, and that removing parts would be within the scope of foreseeable use.
Montana Passes Law to Protect Firefighters with Mesothelioma and Other Cancers ⬇️ ・ It has been well established that malignant mesothelioma is a significant risk for firefighters. Studies have shown that even brief exposure to asbestos can lead to the rare and deadly form of cancer, and despite increased protections that have been provided for first responders, the need for quick action to protect lives and property often leads to them breathing in the deadly carcinogen that makes up the infrastructure of homes, business establishments and public buildings. When a firefighter is diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, his years of service should merit the immediate provision of the funds needed to help them, but that is not always the case, particular when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits, which shift from state to state. Today the state of Montana put an end to their workers’ compensation rule that precluded firefighters from getting the benefits that they need. ・ “Presumptive Law” Will Make A Real Difference for Firefighters The change in Montana’s law signed by Governor Steve Bullock will be of particular benefit to firefighters diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. The state’s first responders have been fighting for twenty years for what is known as a “presumptive law” that makes it easier for them to get benefits when they’ve been diagnosed with specific types of occupational diseases. Montana had been on of only a few states without a presumptive law, and that meant that insurers could easily deny their claims for benefits. Now, as long as a firefighter served for a certain amount of time, a mesothelioma diagnosis is considered a valid workers’ compensation claim unless the insurer can prove that they were not exposed to enough smoke or particles to have caused illness. The law will take effect July first, and extends backwards to 2014.
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📍 Located in Farmington Hills, Michigan, Mazur & Kittel, PLLC has been fighting for victims of asbestos for 20+ years. ⚖️ Our team of experienced litigators can provide you with the insight, compassion & representation to help you receive fair compensation.
Researchers Find Molecule that Can Stop Mesothelioma Cells from Tricking the Immune System - "One of the most challenging aspects about cancers like malignant mesothelioma is the way that it continues to grow and spread. Researchers have found that cancer cells actually trick the immune system into ignoring them instead of attacking them, thus allowing it to metastasize and cause increasing damage. But researchers from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois and the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California in San Diego have joined forces and designed a molecule to stop this process. - In developing this new molecule, the scientists hope that they will be able to provide patients diagnosed with mesothelioma and other types of cancer with an important weapon in their struggle against the disease’s spread." - The full article can be read at Mesothelioma.net. If mesothelioma has affected you or somebody you love contact Mazur & Kittel, PLLC at 800-990-6380.
⚖️ NY Court of Appeals Mulls Whether Settlement Release Bars New Asbestos Claims | Full Article Here on Law.com - "The court will be tasked with deciding whether a section of the Federal Employers’ Liability Act nullifies a settlement release signed by the plaintiff nearly 20 years ago, which would allow him to sue the company a second time over claims of injury resulting from asbestos exposure." - "A decision in the case is expected to be handed down in February." Reported by the @newyorklawjournal
Mazur & Kittel, PLLC is committed to providing the best service and results for our clients. Unlike other law firms that simply act as a referral service to other law firms, we are located here in Michigan and are a part of this community And, we will personally handle your case. We proudly work on behalf of our clients throughout Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek, Lansing and Traverse City, Michigan.
The staff of attorneys and associates of Mazur & Kittel, PLLC have the expertise and knowledge to handle your case and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Abramson Developing CAR T-Cell Therapy for Mesothelioma - The National Cancer Institute awarded a five-year, $10.7 million grant to the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania to develop CAR T-cell therapy for mesothelioma and lung cancer. - The program involves a laboratory modification of a patient’s T cells — a type of white blood cell — that prompts the immune system to attack cancer cells. - The therapy also is known as chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy. It already is revolutionizing the way some blood and bone marrow cancers are treated. - “This grant is very significant. It’s huge [for mesothelioma]. Unfortunately, not many people are funded by the NCI to do mesothelioma research,” he said. “We’re grateful to the NCI for supporting our efforts to expand this approach.”
⚖️ With more than 20 years of experience in litigating mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer cases, the staff of attorneys and associates of Mazur & Kittel, PLLC have the expertise and knowledge to handle your case, no matter how complex, and fight to obtain the compensation you deserve.
Mesothelioma Lawsuit . 2018 Mesothelioma Lawsuit News: Johnson & Johnson recently faced a guilty verdict of $117 million in an asbestos talcum powder lawsuit. The plaintiff claimed the company’s contaminated baby powder led to his later mesothelioma diagnosis. If you or a loved one are facing a mesothelioma diagnosis contact Mazur & Kittel, PLLC. . www.mazur-kittel.com . https://www.consumersafety.org/legal/mesothelioma-lawsuit/