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LegalView recently discovered that scientists in Australian were using a skin cancer cream on mesothelioma-infected mice to determine if the cream could provide any benefits to mesothelioma patients. In a majority of the mice, scientists found the cream "curing" the mesothelioma patients.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 11, 2008 -- LegalView, the number one legal resource available on the Web, recently reported on its mesothelioma information blog of a scientific discovery that may offer varied levels of relief to mesothelioma cancer patients. Several Australian scientists used a skin cancer cream treatment known as Imiquimod combined with an additional cancer treatment known as antiCD40 to treat mesothelioma tumor patients. Nearly 50 percent of the mice tested in the study showed positive results, although treatment side effects were found to be severe.

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by the exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibers and dust. Unfortunately, many individuals are at risk for the development of the cancer even those who were not employed in occupations where asbestos was readily available at high exposure levels. Asbestos was used in several products as well as during the construction of homes, apartments, hospitals, schools and office/government buildings until its use was banned in the 1970s and 1980s when mesothelioma cancer and the dangers of asbestos began to surface.

Individuals who suffer from mesothelioma cancer or believe they may have the beginnings of mesothelioma cancer should seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, receiving a free legal consultation from an experienced mesothelioma lawyer may assist in the development of any potential mesothelioma lawsuits that occur. Such litigation may be able to result in monetary compensation for a victim to pay for mesothelioma treatments. To learn more visit the LegalView mesothelioma information portal at

LegalView also offers a multitude of additional information on more than 100 legal topics ranging from the latest information on traumatic brain injuries to recent controversial pharmaceutical topics such as the Ketek liver damage scare or the Baxter Heparin recall.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects approximately 5.4 million Americans, with an increasing number of victims deriving from veterans returning from the war in Iraq. TBI can have a devastating impact on not only the victim, but also on family, friends and co-workers of a TBI patient. Additionally, when an individual avoids or denies treatment for their brain injury symptoms their condition will likely worsen and cause dramatic negative impact on their life as well as others around them. Patients who feel they may have suffered from a traumatic brain injury should seek medical attention immediately.

Both Ketek and Heparin have repeatedly made headlines for their dangerous side effects that have been investigated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ketek is an antibiotic used to treat upper respiratory infections such as community acquired pneumonia or bronchitis. It was released from Sanofi-Aventis in 2004 and, after only two years on the market, investigations regarding the drug's side effects begin. Ketek has been allegedly linked to the development of liver failure/disease in more than 100 individuals, according to an FDA health alert. Individuals who have taken the prescription medication and feel they may be suffering from liver-related conditions should speak with a medical professional as well as consult a pharmaceutical attorney in case a potential Ketek class action lawsuit becomes necessary.

Baxter's Heparin is a blood thinner that is administered to patients undergoing major surgery including heart damage or kidney failure. The drug has been used in the United States since the 1930s and is often imported from Chinese manufacturers. In 2007, several hundred reports of allergic reactions began flooding in the offices of the FDA regarding the administration of Heparin, according to the FDA. The company has since halted sale of the drug, but those who may be affected by the Baxter Heparin dangers should receive medical assistance as well as speak to a qualified pharmaceutical lawyer for additional assistance.

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