Mesothelioma Cancer

 

Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and approximately 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States. Relatively rare, this disease   accounts for about 3 out of every 1000 cancer diagnoses.  Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma are usually in their 60’s.  The advanced age of mesothelioma cancer patients is because the disease typically has a long latency period. This means it takes many years after the initial exposure to asbestos for the cancer cells to form.

 

In addition, the mesothelioma diagnosis is often difficult due to problems with tissue samples or cancer cells that mimic other types of cancers. The early symptoms of mesothelioma are often ignored, and may be mistaken for more common ailments. Mesothelioma occurs at an elevated rate among veterans, industrial workers and construction-related workers as they were often exposed to breathing asbestos fibers through their professions.



You’re Options as a Mesothelioma Victim
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to realize that you are a victim of your environment.  For decades, knowledge of the dangers of asbestos was purposely hidden from the public, especially the people who were at most risk of asbestos exposure through their professions.  This is why people are encouraged to contact an attorney if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. You are entitled to compensation as an asbestos cancer victim.  There are currently over 65 trust funds set up for asbestos disease compensation.  With the help of a competent mesothelioma lawyer, you can get financial compensation to help you pay for the  mesothelioma treatments, in addition to living expenses, and to provide for your family in the future.

 

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