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Our Mesothelioma Law Practice

If you or someone you know is suffering mesothelioma, you're not alone. Mesothelioma is the signature disease of asbestos exposure. It is a rare form of cancer that occurs in the thin membrane lining the lungs or abdomen. Between 2,000 - 4,500 cases are diagnosed each year in the United States. Though the disease does not usually manifest itself until several decades after the exposure to asbestos, once mesothelioma appears it progresses rapidly. At present, there is no cure.

The asbestos industry has known about the hazards of asbestos since at least the 1930s, however companies continued to manufacture their products, exposing millions of Americans to this toxic mineral. Asbestos was used everywhere including schools, businesses and homes making its way into more than 3,500 products. Nearly 30 million tons of asbestos were utilized in the U.S. during the 20th century.

Although many Americans believe that asbestos has already been banned and is a problem of the past, the facts prove otherwise. According a 2004 study by the EWG Action Fund, 30 million pounds of asbestos are still used in the U.S. each year, dozens of products still contain it and more than one million workers are exposed every year. In addition, millions of people are exposed at home or in their workplace by the monumental quantities of asbestos that remain in buildings.

Asbestos-related illnesses, including mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and gastrointestinal cancer are responsible for one of every 125 deaths in men over the age of 50 that's 30 deaths each day in America. Even more disturbing is that this epidemic has yet to reach its peak. Deaths from asbestos are on the increase, with mortality rates from asbestosis currently rising at a rate of 7.8 percent per year, and mortality from mesothelioma rising at 2.3 percent per year. Asbestos diseases will claim more than 100,000 lives in the U.S. during the next decade.*

For additional information about mesothelioma and resources to help you cope with the physical and emotional challenges of this illness, we welcome you to visit our resource website at www.mesothelioma-advice.org.


* Source Environmental Working Group Action Fund, Asbestos: Think Again, March 2004 (www.ewg.org)

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Resource Website

For additional information about mesothelioma and resources to help you cope with the physical and emotional challenges of this illness, we welcome you to visit our resource website at www.mesothelioma-advice.org.

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