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Blog Posts in 2012

  • Lymph Drainage Therapy as Complimentary Mesothelioma Treatment

    Chemotherapy and radiation therapy create many complications and side effects in the body, some of which are more severe than others. One of the more damaging adverse effects of this treatment is the development of lymphedema, wherein excess fluid is retained by the lymph nodes, or the flow of lymphatic fluid is otherwise disturbed. Lymphedema causes extreme swelling, most often in the arms and ...
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  • Google and Apple Among Top Companies Sued in Employee Lawsuit

    Despite the intense rivalries between today’s top technology power players, there is one issue they seem to all agree on: keeping employee wages as low as possible. Hour and wage attorneys highlight the injustice these employees are facing, and hope this issue will be resolved in their favor. Recently, employees from Apple, Adobe, Google, Intel, Lucasfilm, Intuit, and Pixar filed a class-action ...
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  • New Year’s Eve Roadway Dangers

    New Year’s Eve is meant to be a time of celebration, of ringing in the new and letting go of the old. For too many, however, the holiday is fraught with emergency situations or memories of past accidents that could have been avoided. Car accident attorneys remind drivers to use their best judgment tonight and to take advantage of any special New Years Eve services in their areas. Alcohol has ...
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  • Osteopathy and Massage in Combating Mesothelioma Side Effects

    Mesothelioma treatments and therapy take an enormous toll on victims’ bodies, and new ways of dealing with the harmful side effects are constantly being explored. Osteopathy, also called Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment, and massage therapy offer immense relief for many mesothelioma victims. Because of the nature of mesothelioma development (often latent in the body for 20 to 50 years), patients ...
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  • New Stem Cell Drug for Mesothelioma

    Onconase, manufactured by Alfacell Corporation, is now on the FDA’s Fast Track program. The drug is a stem cell medication that, when used in conjunction with a low-toxicity chemotherapy called doxorubicin, shrinks and kills cancer cells. The Fast Track program enables Alfacell to schedule meetings with the FDA to discuss development plans, submit a New Drug Application in sections rather than all ...
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  • A New Way to ‘Calculate’ Mesothelioma Survival

    Experienced mesothelioma attorneys know that mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can be devastating to victims and their loved ones. Much of the research in this field focuses on different ways to lessen the heavy impact of the disease and the treatment on the individual, rather than on an outright cure which is not yet possible in most cases, particularly if the disease is detected ...
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  • Iscador Alternative Mesothelioma Treatment

    Any type of non-conventional mesothelioma treatment, which includes chemotherapy, radiation, and tumor-removing surgery, is commonly considered alternative. Iscador is the brand name given to a European plant, viscum album, more commonly referred to as mistletoe. This plant has been used to treat and cure ailments for thousands of years, and is still considered to be sacred in many cultures. ...
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  • TENS Therapy Provides Relief for Mesothelioma Symptoms

    TENS therapy is an attractive alternative treatment for mesothelioma patients because it is approved by the FDA and almost always fully covered by insurance plans. TENS stands for transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. It is a therapy focusing on the unique bodily output of energy, and uses many of the same concepts as acupuncture and massage therapy. Mesothelioma attorneys would like to ...
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  • Deceptive Marketing by Anemia Drug Company

    Prescription drug lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm are warning anemia patients about improper marketing by a major biotech drug company. The company recently agreed to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to resolve deceptive marketing complaints. As the Los Angeles Times is reporting , Amgen Inc. pleaded guilty to falsely marketing its anemia medication Aranesp. The biotech company also agreed ...
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  • High Lead Toxicity among Children of Chicago Public Schools

    A recent article in the Chicago Reader revealed that despite increasing proof that lead poisoning could be very damaging to kids and results in lower test scores, an increasing number of students are repeating grades, Chicago’s public school budget is not able to cover the costs of protecting its students from lead. The article highlights a woman whose son developed lifelong learning disabilities ...
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  • Class Action Lawsuits Rise Nationwide

    Our medical malpractice attorneys are deeply concerned about the rising number of medical negligence lawsuits surfacing in the news. Reports in the Albuquerque Journal state that New Mexico may be forced to pay a staggering compensation of $120 million for an estimated 101 new medical malpractice claims that could be part of a potential class action lawsuit. The state has already paid settlements ...
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  • Ignition Interlocks to Prevent Drunk Driving

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is considering a policy by which drivers caught for drinking and driving will have ignition interlock devices fitted into their cars. The device prevents car engines from starting up unless the driver breathes into a device that measures whether their alcohol content is below the .08 limit. Chicago car accident lawyers are following this development ...
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  • Anti-Angiogenesis Therapy for Mesothelioma

    New developments in mesothelioma detection, treatment, and therapy are eagerly awaited by doctors, victims, and families around the world. Angiogenesis is a bodily process that refers to the formation of new blood vessels affecting the blood supply aiding in the growth of tumors, which plays an important role in mesothelioma. Tumors grow by the delivery of oxygen and nutrients through blood ...
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  • Most Effective Chemotherapy Drugs for Pre-Surgery Mesothelioma

    Mesothelioma is one of the most complicated cancers, which results in a low chance of survival. Our mesothelioma attorneys welcome each breakthrough in mesothelioma treatment with great relief, knowing how significant it is to victims and their families. Our attorneys understand the physical and mental trauma of asbestos-related diseases, and ensure that our clients receive the best possible ...
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  • Medicare Reform Update: Congress Approves SMART Revisions

    Personal injury attorneys are pleased to announce that Congress passed a major bill that will pay off for Medicare beneficiaries nationwide. The Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act (SMART) bill will better safeguard beneficiaries’ sensitive personal information, help avoid needless litigation and provide for speedier settlements. The SMART Act was initially brought before the House ...
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