What is mesothelioma and who is at risk?
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma causes cancer to develop in the cells that are in the lining around the outside of the lungs and inside of the ribs or around the abdominal organs. Malignant mesothelioma is a serious disease. The cancer has a latency period of 20 to 50 years and the average development time is between 35 and 40 years. Manufacturers of asbestos are subject to claims for injuries sustained by its use. Here is a partial list of workers who fall into the at-risk category:
- Insulators who actually installed asbestos insulation
- Shipyard workers and Navy personnel
- Boilermakers who constructed boilers several stories high and filled with insulation
- Plumbers, pipe fitters and steam fitters particularly those who worked on ships
- Plasterers working with fireproofing spray on steel beams
- Electricians, mechanics, bricklayers, millwrights, carpenters and trade workers
- Steelworkers, refinery and other industrial workers
- Maintenance workers and other laborers
- Oil field workers
This form of cancer is always caused by asbestos exposure.
Asbestos manufacturers are responsible for the consequences of this dangerous product. You should consult with Brian Law. We are experienced in handling mesothelioma cases to insure that you are compensated for your injuries.