LegalView Informs Small Towns Surrounding a Closed Asbestos Mine of Mesothelioma Risks
LegalView recently alerted residents of several small towns in the state of Vermont to alarming reports that asbestos waste from a closed mine may have been used in road and driveway construction across the area. Asbestos has been linked to the development of an incurable form of cancer known as mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is an incurable form of cancer that has been linked to an individual's exposure to asbestos fibers and dust. Once inhaled, the asbestos fibers and dust collect on the lining of the lungs and cause the development of cancerous cells, however, the condition remains dormant for years and potentially decades before a victim is aware of their condition and the mesothelioma symptoms accompanying their cancer. By the time a mesothelioma patient does become aware of their condition, it is often untreatable, which is why it is imperative that an individual who may have been exposed to asbestos contact a medical professional immediately. Additionally, contacting an experienced mesothelioma law firm may provide insight into litigation that can potentially offer a return of monetary compensation to pay for the extremely expensive medical bills associated with a mesothelioma diagnosis.
In addition to information on asbestos-causing mesothelioma cancer, LegalView also provides a plethora of other legal topics located at its online legal library, which was designed for easy access to issues negatively impacting the lives of millions of Americans. For example, LegalView offers information on the latest traumatic brain injury treatments as well as provides resources on the Avandia and Ketek prescription drug risks.
Approximately 5.4 million Americans currently suffer from a traumatic brain injury and this number only continues to rise, according to medical professionals and news reports that have deemed TBI the dominating injury of returning veterans from the Iraq war. However, while this number continues to rise, researchers also continue to study traumatic brain injury treatments to improve a TBI victim"s outcome. For information on these treatments visit LegalView, which offers a multitude of articles on TBI research and treatments.
LegalView also offers two informational portals on the controversial drugs, Ketek and Avandia. While both are prescribed for different reasons, each has increasingly made news headlines for alleged side effects causing severe damage to individual patients. Ketek, also known as telithromycin, is an upper respiratory antibiotic medication that treats common infections including community acquired pneumonia, bronchitis and streptococcus. It was approved for market by Sanofi-Aventis in April 2004 and, in 2006, a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) public safety advisory was issued on the drug regarding patients allegedly developing liver damage while consuming Ketek. Patients who may have experienced the Ketek side effects should contact a medical professional as well as the manufacturer regarding their potential condition.
Avandia, on the other hand, is a type 2 diabetes medication from GlaxoSmithKline. It has recently made news headlines for risks related to early-onset osteoporosis as well as heart failure, according to a New England Journal of Medicine article from a June 2008 issue. Patients who are consuming Avandia for their diabetic and insulin needs may need to speak with their medical physician regarding a need for alternative medicines as well as a pharmaceutical attorney on the potential for an Avandia class action lawsuit.
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