“You just assume that a children's product would be safe.”
Posted on March 3, 2017 The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released new data this week reporting an increase
Although we are now commemorating the 15th anniversary of 9/11, there are still a plethora of effects that are being felt and will continue to be felt over the course of the next few years. One in particular is the deadly carcinogen called asbestos.
It's not about the lawsuits, or the money. Mesothelioma is about the people, the community, the innocent victims. That is why I fight for awareness and a ban on asbestos. For the people: my people.
Comedy vs. Cancer: Quincy Jones' HBO Comedy Special Embodies the Message of National Cancer Survivors Day
Unfortunately, mesothelioma diagnoses like Jones' are always terminal -- many victims are killed by the disease within a
Congress may not be able to give us "pre-baby sleep," but they can help us sleep more soundly by restoring our trust that the government is working to protect our families from toxic chemicals.
Thirty-one years ago, life was perfect. Alan and I watched the sunset as we finalized our wedding arrangements for April 28th. That night, I smiled as I thought about Alan lifting my wedding veil over my eyes, embracing me, and beginning our new life together. Our time together was cut grievously short.
Identify and understand those who would be willing to listen and act on your message or cause. Embrace collaboration with
If you were given the chance to fulfill one wish before you died, what would you do? Would you tackle a career goal, or maybe meet a celebrity? Would you do something that had a lasting impact on the world, or make people laugh and smile?
In the insular world of civil litigation, watershed events usually arrive on an installment plan, trickling in at the pace of... well, at the pace of civil litigation. Yet, sometimes disruption arrives quickly, like last week's landmark settlement agreement between a North Carolina gasket maker called Garlock Sealing Technologies and asbestos victims' attorneys.
Every year, hundreds or even thousands of American veterans who thought they survived military service discover that they were wrong; exposure to asbestos was a mortal wound that took decades to surface, evolving into the much-advertised mesothelioma, a terminal cancer.
February 2016 is here, which means I'm a 10-year survivor of cancer. More than that, I have survived shock -- the shock of a mesothelioma diagnosis, of being told I had a few months to live. I have survived loss -- the loss of my health, the loss of a lung, the loss of an expected kind of life.
Even before a federal jury in New York found former state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver guilty on all seven corruption charges this week, it was clear that the weeks-long trial and its sordid details of how politics really work in New York would resonate well beyond its verdicts.