The FDA recently approved Keytruda, a drug created by Merck & Co., Inc., for the treatment of advanced non-small cell lung cancer. This accelerated approval means that access to the drug will be provided to lung cancer patients while Merck conducts confirmatory clinical trials.
In our last blog post, we covered three treatment options available for mesothelioma patients. There are even more out there, and a medical professional can help determine which one is right for you and your particular set of symptoms. Fortunately, there are mesothelioma doctors across the United States. No matter where you are located, there is help nearby.
Did you know that it is estimated that thirty percent of mesothelioma victims are military veterans? Due to asbestos use throughout all branches of the United States military, many servicemen and women are at risk for a deadly diagnosis in their lifetime.
It might come as a surprise to learn that asbestos fibers have been worked into over 3,000 products over the years. Asbestos, which is known to be strong, durable, and heat resistant, was once viewed as a "miracle mineral" within our earth. It was combined with other materials for use in industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific, and construction products.
If you are an electrician, hopefully your employer has warned you about the dangers of working with wiring within older residential and commercial structures. Precautions need to be taken when working with older wiring systems because they are likely to be insulated with asbestos-containing materials.
Recently twelve cable splicers employed by Nashville Electric Service filed a lawsuit against the utility after it was discovered that they were exposed to high levels of asbestos while removing fireproof wrapping on underground conductors. The men's supervisors had originally told them that the wraps were asbestos-free or contained a safe amount of the substance.