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  • Surgery Options for Lung Cancer Patients

    While non-surgical lung cancer treatment options exist, your doctor may recommend a more aggressive approach, depending on the size and location of the tumor, and other health factors. Our lung cancer lawyers explain the surgical procedures your surgeon may consider when developing your treatment plan. 1. Lobectomy This is the removal of the lobe (of the lung) that is affected by cancer. This is a ...
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  • Veterans Exposed to Asbestos: You Have Important Legal Rights

    Every year on November 11, we remember all the sacrifices our veterans have made for us. This year, we’d like to focus on bringing awareness to the potentially-lifelong impacts asbestos exposure has on veterans’ health. Asbestos Exposure is Common While in Service From the 1930s through the 1970s, asbestos products were heavily used in the military. Asbestos was known for its heat resistant and ...
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  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer, Explained

    The most common type of lung cancer is non-small cell, making up 80-85% of lung cancer. This cancer is categorized based on the size of the original tumor and where the cancer has spread to. Our Chicago lung cancer lawyers created this infographic that briefly explains each of this cancer’s six main stages: Further Breakdown of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Below, our lung cancer lawyers outline the ...
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  • Popular Food Brand Sued for Asbestos Death

    A California jury found Hillshire Brands guilty of exposing a family to asbestos for years without giving them proper protection. Mark Lopez lived in Betteravia, California from 1954 to the mid-1960’s. There, he was regularly exposed to asbestos from the housing that Betteravia Farms provided for factory workers and their families. Although it knew asbestos was in the housing units, it never ...
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  • Honoring Our Veterans This Memorial Day

    Memorial Day is a special day on which we honor the men and women who put their lives on the line for our country. They have paid the ultimate price so that we could keep our freedom. Being away from their families is not the only hardship veterans face. Veterans who have served on active duty may have been exposed to air contaminated with asbestos, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans ...
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  • How Much Asbestos Exposure is Dangerous?

    There are six types of asbestos minerals, which are resistant to heat, fire, and many chemicals. Governments and scientists believed asbestos was safe, and used it in massive amounts of everyday products. Unfortunately, we now know that asbestos causes cancer and other serious diseases. Among the most severe include lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis, and head and neck cancers. Given the ...
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  • Top 5 Cancer Developments of 2016

    We constantly update our blog to highlight new breakthroughs and developments in cancer treatment that would be useful for our clients. This week, our cancer lawyers looked at this year's news and picked out the five advances we thought were the most important. 1. Immunotherapy Emerges as Breakthrough Treatment For lung and bladder cancer patients particularly, immunotherapy promises a new and ...
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  • Honoring Veteran's Day

    Each year on this day, American citizens take time to honor the men and women who serve our country. If you know a veteran, past or present, do what you can today to thank them. It can be big or small, for a relative or a stranger. Veterans face many challenges after returning to civilian life. Sadly although they're more physically active than the general population, a new report found that ...
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  • What Everybody Ought to Know About Lung Cancer

    Lung cancer is the second most common form of cancer in both men and women, according to the American Cancer Society. It's estimated that 158,080 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2016 alone . Many things influence the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer. During Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to challenge the common misconceptions. Our lung cancer lawyers have ...
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