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Rick Shapiro

New Gene Therapy Treatment for Leukemia Could Help Many Ailing Railroad Workers

Doctors are hailing a major advancement in the battle against leukemia and other blood cancers. There are reported of unprecedented success against these diseases by using gene therapy to transform the blood cells of patients into cancer-killing soldier cells, according […]

Jim Lewis

Federal Program for Reporting Hazardous Chemicals Flawed in Many States, Report Shows

A Reuters investigation revealed that the federal government’s Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act is seriously flawed, the news organization reported recently. The act, which was passed in 1986, is intended to alert a community to the presence of dangerous chemicals […]

Jim Lewis

FDA Warns Antibacterial Soap Could Be Dangerous for Consumers

The federal Food and Drug Administration is looking into whether or not antibacterial hand soap may be dangerous. The agency’s ruling will be released later this year to determine if…

Rick Shapiro

Railroaders Beware: Diesel Exhaust Associated With Heart Attacks and Heart Disease

Exposure to diesel exhaust fumes on the job has been linked to higher rates of several kinds of cancer and breathing disorders, especially diesel asthma or industrial asthma. As a personal injury…

Rick Shapiro

Diesel Exhaust Raises Lung Cancer Risk, Suppressed Study Shows

Even though federal health officials have long recognized exposure to diesel fumes as a cancer risk, solid evidence for the link between breathing in chemicals contained in the vapor coming…

Rick Shapiro

Short-Term Asbestos Exposure Caused Man’s Mesothelioma, Jury Finds

An 84-year-old Vashon, Washington (WA), man has received a $1.45 million jury award from the ships' services company whose negligence and disregard for workplace safety rules caused him to…

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First Responders to 9/11 Tragedy Won’t Get Cancer Compensation

The 9/11 tragedy affected all of us in one way or another, and the impact reaches beyond just those people living and working in NYC or the Pentagon. Volunteers from all over traveled to ground…

Rick Shapiro

Knoxville Jury Holds CSX Liable for Lung Cancer Death, $8.6 Million Verdict

Our client was a railroad worker switchman who lost his life to lung cancer following a 5 year battle, after being exposed to asbestos, diesel fumes, and radiation during his 40 year career as a…

Jim Lewis

Oil Slick Leads to Dirty Trick by BP

As the oil leak off the Gulf of Mexico grows worse, public concern over the effects this disaster could have on the fishing and crabbing industry in Alabama and other parts of the country grew as…

Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro

Virginia Homeowners Need Help Handling Toxic Chinese Drywall

Toxic Chinese drywall is affecting thousands of homeowners across the nation but especially in the south including Mississippi, Florida, New Orleans, and Virginia (VA). Some estimates indicate over…