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LegalView Updates Mesothelioma Victims on a Push to Increase Federal Funding for Asbestos-Related Illnesses and Deaths

(EMAILWIRE.COM, May 20, 2008 ) Denver, CO -, a definitive source for everything legal on the Internet, recently updated its mesothelioma legal information ( blog readers on an extensive push by congressmen and lobbyists at the federal level to increase funding for cancer research, specifically mesothelioma cancer. At the center of this move for more mesothelioma research funding is the 2009 defense appropriations bill. The defense appropriations bill, while a seemingly unlikely source for cancer funding, is appropriating funds for asbestos because of the at least one third of mesothelioma sufferers who previously served in the Navy worked at a Navy shipyard. Mesothelioma is an incurably form of cancer that is caused through the inhalation of asbestos fibers and asbestos dust. Individuals who currently suffer from this deadly form of cancer are advised to explore LegalView's database of mesothelioma attorneys (, as treating the symptoms of mesothelioma can be a costly endeavor.

Asbestos is derived from a mineral known as vermiculite, which was mined throughout the 20th century up until it was discovered that even minimal exposure to asbestos dust and fibers could be toxic. Asbestos was, however, widely used as an insulator for homes, apartment buildings, schools, universities, hospitals, government buildings and in shipbuilding. It was prized for its resistance to become flammable and its low costs of production. Currently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates the removal of asbestos from buildings, as it can be easily exposed to individuals if proper cleanup methods are not used. Those who feel they may have been exposed to mesothelioma should consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer ( for experienced counsel.

Asbestos was widely used to insulate boilers, incinerators, and steam and hot water pipes aboard ships. Individuals who worked for the Navy were often exposed to asbestos within ships or asbestos during shipbuilding. This was especially true during the height of World War II. Those who feel they may have been exposed to asbestos or those who have been diagnosed with the cancer should speak with a medical professional immediately, as mesothelioma is often dormant for years and even decades, at which point, treatment is nearly impossible. Also, to learn more about developing litigation it is best to locate an experienced mesothelioma attorney ( who can advise victims on proper courses of action and can help with the consideration of a mesothelioma lawsuit (, which may provide much needed monetary compensation.

In addition to the extensive mesothelioma information portal, LegalView offers practice areas on other legal issues including Digitek's digoxin recall, Singulair side effects and the Chantix risks. Digitek is the brand of a heart medication, digoxin. The medication is used to treat heart failure and other irregular heart rate conditions such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. The Digitek recall ( spawns from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) report that the recently manufactured Digitek digoxin tablets may contain twice the approved level of active ingredient, due to a manufacturing defect. The defective pills can cause digitalis toxicity, which can have severe effects among patients including renal failure and death.

Similar to the Digitek recall are the information portals on the Singulair side effects ( and Chantix risks ( Singulair is a medication prescribed to asthma sufferers, but was recently discovered to have increased the risk of suicide and suicidal tendencies among patients. Similarly, Chantix, a smoking-cessation drug, was recalled from the market after reports of depression, erratic behavior and suicide by patients surfaced. Unfortunately, Chantix may have been responsible for at least 38 suicides before being pulled from the shelves. For more information on these topics or to peruse the vast array of other legal issues, visit

About LegalView: is a public service brought to you by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most highly respected law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez McHugh; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the accomplishments and track records of's superior sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView attorneys, visit LegalView at

Katie Kelley


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