Do you suffer from Mesothelioma or another type of asbestos-related cancer after being exposed to asbestos? Mayo Law know you have legal rights to compensation as a victim of a hazardous product.
What is Mesothelioma?
At the beginning of their use in the 1950s, people were told that asbestos was not harmful. Millions of people have been unknowingly exposed to the dangers of asbestos since. Thousands of individuals are diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers annually, including Mesothelioma.
Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which deadly cancer cells grow near the lungs, heart, or abdomen. Because its symptoms can take 20 to 50 years to develop, Mesothelioma is often diagnosed when it is in its advanced stages and the average survival time after diagnosis is about one year.
Who is at risk for Mesothelioma?
Anyone exposed to asbestos could contract Mesothelioma or other related cancer, but certain occupations pose a higher risk for exposure:
- Factory Workers
- Insulation Manufacturers
- Railroad Workers
- Ship Builders
- Gas Mask Manufactures
- Construction Workers
Even a small amount of exposure to asbestos can cause cancer. Even individuals exposed to the harmful product secondarily through friends or relatives have died from asbestos-related diseases.
Asbestos Related Cancers & Mesothelioma Victims
Most victims of Mesothelioma are diagnosed when they are 50 to 70 years old. Men are three to five times more likely than women to develop diseases related to asbestos exposure. There are 2,000 to 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed each year.