Electrician's widow urges early testing for Mesothelioma, and asbestos-related diseases
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A 63-year-old former electrician at a steel mill in Canada just died of sarcomatoid mesothelioma, the least common, but most deadly of asbestos-related cancers, reported the Sault Ste. Marie newspaper on February 10, 2008.
His untimely and tragic death prompted his widow to speak out about the importance of early screening tests for those who have been exposed to asbestos in their jobs.
The electrician was exposed to the carcinogen in 1990--well after occupational safety experts and employers knew of the dangers and the risk for contracting asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma from asbestos.
According to the report, the Canadian man came in contact with
asbestos when he was pulling wires. There were numerous bags of asbestos that
were ripped open on a tray in the work area, said the newspaper
His wife highlighted the point that early detection of an asbestos disease may improve both the quality and quantity of a person's life, though there is no cure for mesothelioma.
Sadly, this situation, where exposure to asbestos was easily preventable, is all too familiar to the attorneys in the Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. Asbestos Litigation unit here in the United States.
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