New Drug Being Reviewed by FDA May Prove Helpful to Mesothelioma Cancer Victims
by Rick Shapiro
According to a news report, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is set to review a new drug from German pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim. According to the manufacturer, their new drug, afatinib, has proven effective against certain types of lung cancer, including asbestos-induced mesothelioma. The company claims that the compound “has demonstrated a significant delay in tumor growth versus the best-in-class chemotherapy.” The FDA is scheduled to make a decision on afatinib cancer medication in the third quarter of 2013.
This could be very good news for those who suffer from mesothelioma, like railroad and other industry workers exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma cancer is caused by breathing in asbestos fibers, often invisibly small in size, and this terrible incurable disease leads to a painful demise. Our Virginia mesothelioma attorneys are very familiar with this disease, having represented clients who suffer and then succumb to the cancer during the litigation of the cancer case.
These cases are challenging, but our lawyers know what the industries knew, and when. The culpable companies retain lawyers to dream up every defense possible. Watch this video to learn about the crazy defenses railroads use when faced with mesothelioma lawsuits.
If you or a loved one contracted mesothelioma while working for a railroad, read this report from our Virginia FELA lawyers. It contains a large amount of helpful information regarding what to do if you have been injured or have contracted mesothelioma while working around trains. Answers to other questions you may have regarding railroad injuries and FELA can also be found here.
We assist many victims suffering from mesothelioma, and help families understand their rights and how to best deal with the mesothelioma claims process.
About the Editors: The Virginia and Carolina-based attorneys at Shapiro, Lewis, Appleton & Favaloro have long histories of representing railroad workers in FELA and other railroad injury cases and of helping victims of rail crossing accidents. Richard Shapiro and Randy Appleton are railroad/FELA attorneys with our firm each with over 25 years of legal experience who together have handled railroad cases throughout the eastern United States. Furthermore, lawyers at our firm have served as chairmen of the railroad section of the American Association for Justice, the largest national victim’s injury attorney organization, and one of our attorneys wrote a major legal encyclopedia section on railroad safety litigation. Check out our railroad injury case results to see for yourself. Be sure to get your free reports about railroad injury, disease and wrongful death FELA cases: The Do’s and Don’ts When Injured at a Railroad — Yours FELA Rights and What Railroad Claim Agents Won’t Tell You (But You Must Know). Also, our railroad injury lawyers proudly donate to the Fallen Brother Fund.