59-year-old living mesothelioma victim (Texas resident) who was exposed by doing the laundry of her husband who worked as a supervisor in a heavy equipment maintenance motor pool
Over the years, doctors have identified multiple forms of mesothelioma cancer.
The only known cause for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos, a product formerly used widely in manufacturing, construction, and a range of other industries. Asbestos fibers can lodge in the lining of the lungs, heart, and other organs, leading over time to scarring.
There are different forms of mesothelioma cancer:
Most cases of mesothelioma are pleural or peritoneal. Symptoms of mesothelioma can take up to 20 or even 50 years to develop. Unfortunately, by the time symptoms do begin to show, the cancer has usually reached an advanced stage.
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Most victims of mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work. Employees at risk include:
Family members of those exposed are also at risk, as asbestos fibers can be carried home on employees’ clothing, hair, and skin.
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma because of workplace conditions that led to prolonged asbestos exposure, you should discuss your case with an attorney who has nationwide experience. Our firm is passionate about protecting the rights of individuals exposed to harmful asbestos in the workplace.