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Is asbestos still found in prisons? answers the attorneys at Cooney Conway

03/13/2013 // Chicago, IL, US // Cooney & Conway // Jessica McNeil // (press release) Attorneys at Cooney Conway Report: As is the case with many older buildings, prisons may contain some amount of asbestos, often found in walls or flooring. In Kansas, multiple correctional facilities have initiated asbestos abatement, or removal, programs in the past several years. In one example, the abatement occurred...

How has asbestos affected professionals like dentists and artists?

03/05/2013 // Chicago, IL, US // Cooney & Conway // Jessica McNeil // (press release) Many of us associate asbestos with occupations such as construction and pipe-fitting. Over the decades, though, asbestos has been used in varying degrees in many other professions. Lost-wax casting is an ancient molding procedure that has been employed in various lines of work. It is used to form a shape in a wax mold....

Infamous author dies from mesothelioma

02/27/2013 // Chicago, IL, US // Cooney & Conway // Jessica McNeil // (press release) Mesothelioma News – At the age of 12, James Fogle stole a car and set sail on what would be an endless string of crimes throughout his life. He spent the majority of his life in prison, and passed away behind bars from probable malignant mesothelioma at the age of 75 in August of 2012. Fogle was born in a small...

I could have been exposed to asbestos through my hair dryer?

02/18/2013 // Chicago, IL, USA // Cooney & Conway // Jessica McNeil // (press release) CHICAGO, IL – (News: asbestos attorney news) — Most people are aware of the common places where asbestos has been found, such as in insulation, drywall, and automotive parts. But asbestos has shown up in some lesser-known and somewhat surprising places too. As a result, in the past, some people may have...

All Types of Asbestos Are Dangerous Reports Cooney & Conway Mesothelioma Firm

02/13/2013 // Chicago, Illinois, United States // Cooney & Conway // Jill Rule // (press release) Mesothelioma Firm Report: It is known that asbestos is dangerous and may lead to health problems including mesothelioma. But what is asbestos? Asbestos refers to six different fibrous minerals which are divided into two groups that occur in mineral deposits throughout the world. It is a chemically inert substance...

Understanding A Peritoneal Mesothelioma Diagnosis; from Mesothelioma Lawyers

02/13/2013 // Chicago, IL, United States // Cooney & Conway // Ali Hayes // (press release) It’s hard enough when you or a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma. It’s even harder when you’re diagnosed with a rare form of the disease. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects about 30% of individuals diagnosed. The only known cause at this time is exposure to hazardous asbestos materials. Most asbestos...

Make Choosing a Mesothelioma Attorney Your Top Priority

A good mesothelioma attorney provides his or her client with good advice and support during a very trying time. Caused by lengthy exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is a cancer that attacks the mesothelioma or lining of the organs of the body – particularly the lungs. This fast-growing cancer takes quite a while to get started, but once it does, cancer cells divide and spread very quickly. At this time,...

Renal Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Fight Against Mesothelioma

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 mesothelioma, a particularly aggressive...

Asbestos Attorneys News: EPA Orders Philly Property to Comply With Asbestos Regs

04/25/2011 // Chicago, IL, USA // Mesothelioma Lawyers – Cooney & Conway // Cooney & Conway Philadelphia, PA (Asbestos Attorneys News) – The US Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Arsenal Associates, owner of Arsenal Business Center, in Philadelphia, to comply with the asbestos regulations of the Clean Air Act to ensure that workers and others are not exposed to asbestos and the...

Mesothelioma News: Philadelphia Students Moved After Asbestos Scare at School

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 what to do next. The tests, conducted...