What is Mesothelioma?
Malignant Mesothelioma (also referred to as “meso”) is the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases. A rare form of cancer, it’s a disease in which deadly cancer cells are found near the lungs, heart, or abdomen.Starting in the 1950’s, millions of Americans were unknowingly exposed to the dangers of asbestos at jobs, in schools, and even at home. Initially, people were told that asbestos was safe. But thousands of people every year are diagnosed with deadly cancers caused by asbestos, including Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is usually diagnosed in its advanced stages because the symptoms can take 20 to 50 years to appear. After diagnosis, the average survival time is only about one year.
Who is at risk for Mesothelioma?
Anyone exposed to asbestos could contract Mesothelioma and other related cancers.
Occupations at high risk for exposure include:
- Factory Workers
- Insulation Manufacturers
- Railroad Workers
- Ship Builders
- Gas Mask Manufactures
- Construction Workers
Even minimal exposure to asbestos can cause Mesothelioma. People who worked around asbestos – including even those who were exposed to it secondarily, like women who washed their husbands work clothes – have died from asbestos-related respiratory diseases.
Victims of Asbestos Related Cancers & Mesothelioma
Most meso victims are diagnosed when they are 50 to 70 years old. Mesothelioma and cancers caused by asbestos exposure affect men three to five times more often than women. Fairly rare, there are only an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 new cases per year.
Our Lawyers Understand
That’s why you want Edward M Bernstein and Associates on your side. Our personal injury lawyers and staff work together to get you the best possible outcome. When you hire us, we put over four decades of legal experience to work, fighting for your legal rights to fair compensation.
We understand the complexity of mesothelioma cases and have the resources to fight aggressively for your rights. And, when you hire us, you won’t pay us a penny for our services, unless and until we get money for you.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, fill out the online request or call our office.