Mesothelioma Attorneys by State > Nevada
Las Vegas is well known as the “entertainment capital of the world”, with a slogan referencing that “happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” For too many residents in the city of more than 630,000 people, however, what happened in Vegas was a wrongful asbestos exposure that caused an asbestos-related illness.
The significant construction and development that built up Las Vegas over the 20th century regularly relied on asbestos-containing materials, impacting the health of many Las Vegas workers.
Why Is Asbestos Exposure Harmful?
Asbestos exposure occurs when the mineral’s microscopic fibers are released into the air after asbestos-containing materials are disturbed. It is at this point that workers or anyone nearby can easily inhale the fibers, causing several deadly diseases.
In addition to causing the often deadly diseases of asbestosis and asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestos exposure also causes mesothelioma. This is a particularly deadly form of cancer that occurs when asbestos enters the lining of the lungs, although the time between asbestos exposure and a mesothelioma diagnosis can take decades.
Once a diagnosis occurs, the survival rates are not good. Approximately 1 in 3 mesothelioma patients survive past the first year, and a mere 10% survive more than five years after a diagnosis.
The segment of the population most affected by mesothelioma are veterans, as our nation’s veterans make up nearly 1 in 3 mesothelioma deaths nationwide despite comprising just 8% of the population. Known asbestos exposure has occurred at Nellis Air Force Base, making these findings quite relevant for Las Vegas veterans.
In addition to the known exposure at the base are many other Las Vegas jobsites.
Known Asbestos Exposure in Las Vegas
Additional jobsites that exposed Las Vegas workers to the harms of asbestos include:
- Allied Insulation
- Apex Lime
- Caesar’s Palace
- Desert Inn Hotel
- Hilton Hotel
- Las Vegas County Court House
- MGM Grand Hotel
- Nevada Power Company
- Tropicana Hotel
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
From military bases to industrial developments and casinos, the number of jobsites that exposed Las Vegas residents to asbestos are extensive to say the least. CDC estimates reveal that approximately 825 residents died from an asbestos-related disease between 1999 and 2013.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, talk to a Las Vegas mesothelioma lawyer today.
Talk to a Las Vegas Mesothelioma Lawyer
The Ledger Law Firm represents military veterans, industrial workers and their surviving loved ones who have been harmed by the dangers of asbestos. We provide legal representation for mesothelioma victims by building a case proving a wrongful asbestos exposure caused their asbestos-related diagnosis.
Proving the causal connection between exposure and diagnosis is needed to help victims and their families receive the compensation they legally deserve to receive. More importantly, we help you receive justice for being diagnosed with a deadly disease that should have been avoided.
Contact us online today for a legal consultation to discuss the wrongful exposure that caused your asbestos-related diagnosis and entitles you to receive legal compensation.
Mesothelioma treatment centers in Nevada:
The state of Nevada has the following treatment center for mesothelioma victims. If you have worked at any of the above mentioned job sites, you should get a mesothelioma screening done as soon as possible to make sure that you have n0ot developed this fatal condition or other asbestos related diseases:
SOUTHERN NEVADA CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION
MESOHELIOMA TREATMEN SECTION
601 RANCHO DRIVE, SUITE C-26
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA 89106