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Mesothelioma, Cancer From Asbestos. Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is a fatal form of lung cancer from exposure to asbestos. Many people have worked in environments where they were exposed to asbestos:

Veterans and Mesothelioma

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are currently about 25 million living individuals who have served in the United States' Armed Forces. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of these living veterans were exposed to toxic asbestos-containing materials during military service. This has resulted in an elevated rate of asbestos-related diseases in veterans. Widely used by every military branch, asbestos was highly regarded for its heat resistance and fireproofing capabilities. In fact, asbestos was so valued that the military even mandated widespread usage before eventually phasing out the material in the 1970s. As a result, veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have a risk of developing asbestos-related illnesses. Additionally, Navy personnel and workers employed in shipyards from the 1930s through the 1970s hold a greater risk of developing a disease caused by asbestos exposure.

Workers Exposure to Asbestos

Older public buildings where asbestos may be decaying and slowly drifting into indoor air is another major concern. The EPA estimated in 1982 that more than 720,000 public buildings had significant amounts of asbestos in them. Leaving aging asbestos in place is no guarantee of safety, and removing it can be highly dangerous if not done carefully. There is substantial evidence that much asbestos removal does not meet federal standards.

Who gets Mesothelioma

Eight international case studies of 657 mesothelioma patients between 1965 and 1975 confirmed the causal link between asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma.  More recent mesothelioma epidemiology shows that men in their 60s or 70s who worked in mining, shipyards, railroads, refineries or production plants are at the highest risk for being diagnosed with the cancer.

Women develop the disease less than men because fewer women historically worked in high-exposure occupations. Women can contract mesothelioma from secondhand exposure to asbestos, which occurs when a family member carries home asbestos fibers on their clothing, skin and hair. Most diagnoses occur later in life, a result of the long latency period between original contact with asbestos and the emergence of symptoms.

Workers that are typically susceptible to developing mesothelioma cancer include:

  •     Shipbuilders
  •     Construction workers
  •     Insulators
  •     Auto mechanics
  •     Shipyard workers
  •     U.S Navy veterans
  •     Power plant workers
  •     Pipefitters and welderd
  •     Boiler workers
  •     Chemical plant workers
  •     Plumbers and pipefitters
  •     Steamfitters
  •     Maintenance workers
  •     Construction  Industry
  •     Electricians and machinists

Where are Large Numbers of Meslotheliona Fatalities Seen

 

  • Libby, Montana.
  • Shipyards of Hampton Roads (Virginia)
  • Seattle,
  • San Francisco-
  • Oakland,
  • Texas,
  • Louisiana,
  • Hawaii.
  • Northeastern Minnesota's Iron Range
  • New York City
  • First responders to the World Trade Center disaster
  • Asbestos toxins released during the collapse of the Twin Towers,
  • Paramedics, police, firefighters,California, Florida,
  • New York,
  • Pennsylvania,
  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago
  • New Jersey,
  • Los Angeles,
  • Illinois 
  • Washington.

    Call our Mesothelioma to learn more about the mesotheliomal class action. Courts have ordered that manufacturers that used asbestos in products must offer compensation to individuals who have developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to the substance. . Find out if there  is a trust fund for your mesothelioma recovery and monetary compensation.

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