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Mesothelioma & Asbestos - Understanding the Link to Cancer

Updated: Jan 31


What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor that is caused by inhaled asbestos fibers and forms in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. Symptoms can include shortness of breath and chest pain. The life expectancy for most mesothelioma patients is approximately 12 months after diagnosis. Asbestos is the only known cause of Mesothelioma. Who Is at Risk for Asbestos Exposure? People who work in the following occupations:
  • Miners

  • Factory Workers. Insulation Manufacturers and Installers

  • Railroad workers

  • Automotive workers

  • Shipyard workers

  • Gas Mask manufacturers

  • Plumbers

  • Boilermakers

  • Mechanics

  • HVAC workers

  • Pipefitters

  • Construction workers, including sheetrock and flooring installation crews

  • Power plant workers

  • Electricians

The American Cancer Society states that, “Family members of people exposed to asbestos at work can also be exposed because the workers can carry home asbestos fibers on their clothes.” You may be eligible to seek compensation for mesothelioma from working with asbestos. If you would like to speak with a mesothelioma lawyer, please contact us.

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