Mesothelioma cancer is commonly associated with asbestos exposure. In the United States, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey is ranked 8th in the country for deaths related to mesothelioma cancer. Hire an asbestos lawyer to Begin you claim.
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 125 million people are occupationally exposed to asbestos. Additionally, nearly 107,000 people die each year from mesothelioma or lung cancer that is related to their workplace exposure to asbestos.
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Asbestos is a group of minerals that occur naturally. When these minerals were first discovered, they were used to resist corrosion, fire, and heat. During the 19th and 20th century, industrial and commercial applications of this material escalated in the US. Asbestos has been used in ships, factories, chemical plants, oil refineries, and even railroad cars for generations.
When asbestos was identified as a possible carcinogen, the industry hid the truths about the material to protect their high profits. As a result, many were exposed to asbestos fibers through ingestion and inhalation. When these fibers were breathed in or eaten, the fibers became trapped in the body. One of the problems with proving mesothelioma or lung cancer was caused by asbestos-exposure is because it can take two to five decades for symptoms from the disease to manifest. Hire our top mesothelioma lawyer to get the money deserve from the stress of esbestos exposure.
The most common health conditions associated with asbestos exposure include mesothelioma and asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer but is the most common condition associated with asbestos exposures. You may be entitled to compensation for mesothelioma
Mesothelioma develops in the mesothelium. The mesothelium is the thin tissue layer that covers most internal body organs. This rare cancer is categorized in three ways including pleural, peritoneal, or pericardial. Pleural mesothelioma affects the lungs of the body. Peritoneal mesothelioma affects the abdominal area of the body, and pericardial mesothelioma affects a person's heart. The most common type of mesothelioma affects a person's lungs. Unfortunately, all cases of mesothelioma are fatal. One of the worst parts of this diagnosis is that it has a long latency period, which means it is often not detected until there is no chance for a curative treatment.
Asbestosis is a lung condition marked with inflammation. Usually, this condition is a pre-cursor to mesothelioma. A person suffering from asbestosis may have scar tissue develop inside the lung, which will not allow it to contract or expand properly. Due to the issues with the lungs, an asbestosis patient may suffer from shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, and permanent lung damage. There is no cure for asbestosis, and a patient can expect their symptoms and condition to get worse with time.
Case law has proven that the asbestos industry continued to use, process, and mine asbestos long after they realized there were dangers associated with the material. For this reason, if you or a loved one suffers from an asbestos-related death or illness, it is important to retain legal representation. At Mark Yampaglia Law PC, we will evaluate your case, investigate your unique situation including exposure, and determine whether your claim has merit for a legal case. If you contact us as your personal injury attorney, we can help provide you with the legal expertise needed for compensation on your asbestos-related injuries.