Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer that mainly targets the lining of the lungs. About 2,000 to 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year, making it a very rare form of cancer (about 3% of cancer diagnoses are mesothelioma–related).
Exposure to asbestos is the leading cause of mesothelioma, and can also cause other lung diseases such as asbestosis and lung cancer. Asbestos exposure claims the lives of more than 10,000 people each year in the United States.
Asbestos minerals were regularly used for commercial purposes during the late 19th to 20th century for their heat resistance and versatility. The use of asbestos began to decrease in the 1970s when the public learned that the inhalation of asbestos fibers leads to serious health risks. Unfortunately for the thousands of people who had already been exposed to asbestos, many of them were diagnosed with lung cancer and mesothelioma. Asbestos lawsuits are filed against companies responsible for the negligent use of asbestos and exposure of people to this dangerous mineral.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to know your legal options. A mesothelioma lawyer will help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to and help in recovering medical costs, lost wages, and other costs associated with your claim.
Our attorneys understand that during this difficult time you are seeking information, and they are ready to help you. The mesothelioma lawyers at Law Offices Cytryn & Velazquez will answer your questions and explain your legal rights. Contact us for a free consultation toll–free at 1–877–853–7466 or visit our website for more information.