Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 1, 2008
LegalView, the number one legal resource for everything and anything legal on the Web, recently notified mesothelioma information blog readers of the import of thousands of tons of asbestos being used in products such as cement, packing materials, and roofing products, as well as in an array of other materials. The information was derived from a 2005 U.S. Geological Survey report on asbestos that has been highly attributed to be the cause of an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma.
Asbestos is a mineral that has been in use for nearly 3,000 years, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It has been used in an array of products but became widely mined and used during the 19th and well into the 20th century. It was considered an inexpensive and fire-retardant material that could be used in the construction industry especially as insulation for homes, apartment buildings, schools, hospitals, universities, offices and government buildings. However, the use of the material was linked to a severe form of lung cancer that remains dormant for years in a victim upon initial exposure to asbestos. After symptoms become present, sometimes nearly 20 or 30 years after exposure to asbestos, the victim's health rapidly declines and inevitably leads to a painful death, as there is no cure for the cancer.
Those suffering from mesothelioma can use the LegalView mesothelioma information portal to better understand the condition as well as how to protect them from asbestos exposure. Victims of mesothelioma can seek out relief from expensive medical bills by contacting a mesothelioma law firm that employs a experienced mesothelioma lawyers, who can assist in retrieving monetary compensation for the disease through a potential mesothelioma lawsuit.
LegalView also provides information portals on several other legal topics including the latest on pharmaceutical controversies that have rocked the medical world. Among the pharmaceuticals and medical products receiving coverage are Avandia, Ketek and the Zimmer Durom cup. Avandia, which is used to treat type 2 diabetes among patients, has been linked to several severe Avandia side effects ranging from early-onset osteoporosis to the development of heart disease among patients.
Ketek, on the other hand, is an antibiotic also known as telithromycin and is used to treat upper respiratory bacterial infections. The drug was released for manufacture in 2004 from Sanofi-Aventis. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a public-safety advisory on the pitfalls associated with Ketek. The advisory reported on the Ketek risks, which included jaundice or yellowing of the skin, fatigue, lightheadedness - all of which seemed to involve the development of liver damage among patients. Those who have suffered from Ketek-induced liver damage may be eligible to take part in a potential Ketek class action, and should consult not only their physician about the drug's risks, but an experienced pharmaceutical law firm as well.
The most recent scandal to hit the news is that of the Zimmer Holdings Durom cup. The Zimmer Durom cup is an artificial hip component implanted into a patient undergoing hip replacement surgery. The company recently halted production of the cup after being flooded with reports from physicians that the cup was failing in patients. The cup has already been used in nearly 12,000 artificial hip replacement surgeries since its release in 2006. Patients who feel they may be at risk for their Zimmer Durom cup failing should seek medical attention immediately.
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