It is very important to work with specialized mesothelioma attorneys. They specialize in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits based on exposure of asbestos and other related asbestos lawsuit cases.
As defined by the National Cancer Institute, malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer.
Each year about 3000 people will suffer and die from asbestos exposure. It is important to diagnose and treat this disease promptly and correctly. Generally it takes 20 to 30 years to develop after the exposure in the past.
What is asbestos?
It's a toxin known since 1930's. It's a fibrous material, an inexpensive mineral fiber that is extremely durable and heat resistant.
Industry used it heavily (1920's-1970's )in many products in construccion throughout USA and other countries around the world.
Many products contain asbestos. These include boiler insulation, steam pipe insulation, asbestos cement and cloth, asbestos fireproofing spray, asbestos ceiling and floor tiles, dry wall and taping compounds, seals and gaskets , mastics and roofing materials, and raw asbestos fibers, used for mixing with gun cements and other construction cement products.
These products were used in the construction of ships, power plants, refineries, high-rises, schools, military facilities, hospitals, and commercial and residential buildings.
Irresponsible industries continued using asbestos after it's cancer-causing properties were clearly discovered, exposing workers, their families and public in general at risk.
Today, after so many years, there are products containing asbestos in buildings, industrial facilities, ships, and other environments. These products continue to expose people to this very dangerous material.
EPA stated firmly that asbestos exposure can trigger mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural mesothelioma and lung cancer. These diseases are almos exclusively caused by asbestos.
Mesothelioma cancer is without doubt the most serious of all the asbestos-related diseases. This kind of cancer is where the malignant cells are found (peritoneal mesothelioma) in the pleura or abdomen (peritoneum).
Practically all cases of malignant mesothelioma are caused by asbestos exposure.
There are good attorneys specializing in handling mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease lawsuits, for personal injury and wrongful death.
Their mission is to help victims to get the asbestosis and mesothelioma treatment they need.
Time is an important factor to treat this disease.
Early detection of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases can dramatically the results of the mesothelioma treatment.
Call the National Cancer Institute (1-800-332-8615) for more information for the treatment of mesothelioma condition.
Mesothelioma victims and other asbestos-related diseases are entitled to recover damages from the asbestos manufacturing companies. Victims are often surprised to find out that financial compensation can be recovered from the asbestos industry.
These awards provide adecuate financial security for victims and their families.
Written by the team at Mesothelioma Best Resources
A site dedicated to Mesothelioma Resources
Sunday, June 05, 2005