Navigation Links
Injury and Disability Lawyers Release New Informational Graphic about the Link Between Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Date:7/26/2013

(PRWEB) July 26, 2013

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most often occurs in the lungs. The most common cause of this disease is the inhalation of asbestos. This material was once widely used in the construction and manufacturing industries. It has been used to fireproof, insulate, and strengthen products. Repeated and sustained exposures to this material can increase the risk that a person will develop mesothelioma. In many cases this type of cancer does not occur until years or even decades after exposure to asbestos. Signs of this disease include fatigue, shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing up blood, abdominal pain, and chest pain (i). According to the National Cancer Institute, people who work in brake lining, construction, gaskets, insulation, milling, mining, and ship building may face an increased risk of asbestos exposure (i).

Mesothelioma is a serious health concern for people around the world and in the United States. According to the World Health Organization, about 125 million people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace each year worldwide. Additionally, more than 100,000 people die each year from diseases caused by this type of exposure (ii). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has also found that every year 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States. And, in 2005 alone, 2,704 people died from this type of cancer (iii). People who have suffered injuries due to asbestos exposure should talk to a personal injury lawyer because they may have a valid lawsuit, workers’ compensation claim, or another legal claim.

A report from the Rand Institute for Civil Justice states, “Asbestos litigation is the longest-running mass tort litigation in the United States.” After reviewing studies on the topic, the Institute found that 730,000 people who have been exposed to this dangerous material have filed legal claims against 8,400 businesses. Additionally, up to $70 billion have been spent by defendants and insurance companies on this type of litigation (iv).

Attorney Paul d’Oliveira stated, “The use of asbestos has dropped in recent years due to increased education about its dangers. Unfortunately, this product is still used in some industries. Another thing people suffering mesothelioma should realize is that their exposure to the carcinogen was probably years or even decades ago but that should not prevent them from talking to a lawyer. In many cases, the statute of limitations for an asbestos lawsuit is based upon when the cancer is discovered and not when the exposure occurs.”

The Mesothelioma infographic provides general information about the disease as well as statistics. d’Oliveira & Associates has been providing legal advice to RI and MA residents for over 24 years. The lawyers at the firm exclusively handle injury and disability cases. They also work with experienced attorneys across the nation who can file a mesothelioma lawsuit and there are no legal fees until a settlement or award is obtained. Contact the firm toll-free at 1-800-992-6878 or fill out an online contact form for a free legal consultation.

(i) National Cancer Institute.
cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/asbestos
(ii) World Health Organization.
who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs343/en/
(iii) Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5815a3.htm
(iv) Rand Institute for Civil Justice.
rand.org/pubs/monographs/MG162.html

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10942813.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Law School Student Wins Michigan Personal Injury Law Firm’s Diversity Scholarship
2. Injury Claims against Skechers Toning Shoes Settled or In Process, Says Attorney Robert Jenner
3. Injury Lawyers Release New Infographic and Video about the Antidepressant Zoloft and Its Alleged Dangers
4. Injury Law Firm Releases New Informational Graphic about Workers’ Compensation in Rhode Island
5. The Berman Law Firm Now Offers Legal Consultations for All Car, Truck, Motorcycle Crash Victims and Personal Injury Cases in Kendall, FL
6. Legal Consultations for All Car, Truck, Motorcycle Crash Victims and Personal Injury Cases Are Now Offered By The Berman Law Group in Delray Beach, FL
7. Michigan Personal Injury Lawyers Announce Winner of 2013 Buckfire & Buckfire Diversity Scholarship
8. Sunrise FL Car Accident Lawyers The Berman Law Firm Now Offer Legal Consultations for All Car, Truck, Motorcycle Crash Victims and Personal Injury Cases
9. Mahir Reiss Issues Comment On Injury Prevention Strategies
10. Changes in hyaluronan metabolism key in adaptation of keratinocytes to radiation injury
11. Rare weight lifting injury required surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... 10 Best Water ... three leading bottled water brand owners that topped the list as a result of ... optimize conversion. The premier brand was Tibet 5100, a top notch water company that ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... ... Ongoing news of the ravages of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among former ... takes a closer look at cases of TBI being managed by their members. The ... the aging population, and identifies the challenges associated with their care. , During the ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... 10, 2016 , ... Gout is like no other joint pain. It strikes ... with intense swelling and redness. It is triggered by the crystallization of uric acid ... the most susceptible, according to the February 2016 issue of Harvard Men's Health Watch. ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... February 10, 2016 , ... ... four time Emmy award winner and inspirational speaker Jan Fox will serve as ... by Speaking Boldly will provide participants with tools to more effectively communicate with ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... ... February 10, 2016 , ... A national ergonomics pioneer ... Expo event March 9-11, 2016. Hosted by Ohio's Bureau of Worker's Compensation, the ... the longest running and largest worker's compensation event in Ohio, organizers of the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/10/2016)... Calif. , Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... a synergistic confluence of various technologies that ... propositions, previously unavailable. These opportunities create a ... convergence, in turn, drives the development of ... scenario is characterized by technology convergences, which ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... PRINCETON, New Jersey and OR AKIVA, ... Regentis Biomaterials Ltd., a leader ... of its Series D investment round on February 5, ... Haisco Pharmaceutical Group ("Haisco"), a leading Chinese pharmaceutical ... Medica Partners, SCP Vitalife Partners, Generali Financial Holdings and ...
(Date:2/10/2016)... DIEGO , Feb. 10, 2016 ALSP, Inc. ... , MD as Consultant for Medical Affairs in preparation for ... Michael Pierschbacher , PhD, CEO, stated, "We are pleased ... We look forward to working with an individual of such ... We look forward to drawing deeply on his broad experience ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: