Mesothelioma Risk FactorsPeople who run the largest risk of mesothelioma have worked in industries where asbestos was processed, mined, or used in manufacturing. Since asbestos was used in a wide range of applications before the hazards of the substance were discovered, millions of people working in industries as diverse as auto parts, fire resistant materials processing, textiles, mining, roofing shingles, insulation, and many more have been exposed. The fact that it may take as long as 50 years for symptoms of mesothelioma to appear further complicates early diagnosis and treatment and cases have occurred where the victim has had no apparent exposure to asbestos at all.
Options for Mesothelioma VictimsSurgery, radiation treatment, and chemotherapy are the most common forms of treatment but the cancer’s location in the body and the stage of the disease often dictate what types of treatment will be administered. But mesothelioma treatment can be very expensive and insurance generally does not cover every diagnostic and remedial procedure.
Victims have few options to help cover their medical expenses but if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this disease, you may be able to get the financial help you need by contacting an attorney specializing in mesothelioma law. This website is dedicated to providing the most thorough and current information about mesothelioma and mesothelioma law to help victims and their families gain a better understanding of the disease as well as their legal options.