Mesothelioma Trust Funds Available to Asbestos Victims

Trust funds may already be available for victims of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. With a latency period of 30-40 years, most diagnosed are senior citizens exposed to asbestos in the 1960s, 1970s, or 1980s. A naturally-occurring mineral used for its insulating and fire-retardant properties, it’s carcinogenic ...

New England Military Veterans & Shipyard Workers Face High Risk of Mesothelioma

New England military veterans and shipyard workers face some of the highest risks when it comes to being diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma a year will be diagnosed ...

Mesothelioma Victims Struggle with Treatment Options, Legal Help

In a departure from standard mesothelioma treatment practices in the United States, the British Thoracic Society has published new treatment guidelines that recommend against radical surgical options. The Mesothelioma Management Guidelines just published by the British Thoracic Society now recommend against aggressive surgery to treat advanced mesothelioma.The decision follows an analysis of the potential harm and poor ...

Asbestos Found in Crayons in Boston Area

In most cases, asbestos exposure occurs when a person is working in an environment where deadly asbestos fibers are present. Decades ago when asbestos was used in a wide variety of industries, millions of workers were exposed to asbestos while working in factories or working on construction projects, not to mention the countless number of ...

ENTERTAINMENT & RESORTS COMPANY UNDER SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT

A woman employed at a country club in Hershey, PA has filed suit against the Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company, claiming she was fired for reporting the sexual harassment she and fellow employees suffered while working for the company. The woman, a bartender who was employed at the Hershey Country Club for 10 years, believes she ...

OPM Disability Retirement: SF 3112C

     As a “government form” it purports to provide guidance in general terms, and it is doubtful that the lack of clarity as to its purpose or utility will assist the medical professional into writing an effective report.  The plain fact is that SF 3112C is a confusing form — confusing both to the ...

OPM Disability Retirement: Proper Sequence

     For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers seeking to obtain a Federal Disability Retirement, is there a proper sequence in preparing the Standard Forms?  Does it matter if one set of forms are prepared or taken out of sequence?  Or, is the fact that the two primary sets of forms — the SF ...

Do I Really Need An Attorney For My Accident?

“Do I Really Need an Attorney?” We hear this question many times every week.  It’s the first question many people ask when they’re pursuing compensation for a car accident. They worry that the moment they talk to a lawyer they’re in for a long, painful and expensive battle that’s going to end up an all-or-nothing struggle ...

OPM Disability Retirement: Order & Madness

     In its most basic sense, isn’t that what madness is — of a lack of order, or what society deems to be so?  Eccentricity skirts the boundaries of madness; being “odd” is merely a recognition of some forms of eccentricities; and “thinking outside of the box” is to simply do things that people ...

OPM Disability Retirement: Whole is greater than the sum

     The “full” adage, of course, is that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and connotes the idea that the interaction of the various components or elements constitute, in their entirety, a greater effect and impact than the efficacy of quantifying the singular components in their individual capacities added merely ...