DIAGNOSIS MALIGNANT MESOTHELIOMA
The number of mesothelioma cases will peak this year in the United States, say medical authorities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control
October 26, 2010 – If you’ve just received a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma, you are not alone. Some 3,000 individuals in the United States receive a similar diagnosis every year.
In fact, the number of malignant mesothelioma cases has been rising in the United States for the past several decades and are expected to peak this year, say researchers at the Centers For Disease Control.
Known the world over as the signature asbestos-related cancer, malignant mesothelioma is an occupational disease contracted through the negligence of former industrial employers and asbestos product manufacturers who failed to invest in safe working conditions, despite knowing all about the toxic health dangers of their asbestos-laden materials.
Upon learning that their disease was preventable, many individuals blindsided by a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma during their golden retirement years decide to seek justice and protect their family’s future financial stability by filing an asbestos claim with representation from a strong legal firm.
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Malignant mesothelioma; who’s at risk, and where?
Workers who have spent their careers in asbestos-plagued industrial jobs in the construction, automotive or plumbing industries, or are veterans of the U.S. Navy, are the individuals most likely to receive a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.
According to the EWG Action Fund, a nonprofit research firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Texas recorded the most asbestosis and mesothelioma fatalities from 1979 through 2001, with mortality figures ranging between 3,800 and 5,900 deaths per state during the study’s time period.
The top U.S. counties reporting asbestos mortality cases from malignant mesothelioma and asbestosis are Los Angeles County, CA.; Cook County, IL.; Philadelphia County, PA.; King County, WA.; and Harris County, TX. These counties had from 400 to 1,200 deaths from both asbestos diseases during the same time period.
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Weitz & Luxenberg has obtained significant compensation awards on behalf of thousands of asbestos-injured workers.
If you or a loved one recently received a diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma and seek a free legal consultation, please notify Weitz & Luxenberg through the communication form presented here. Get a free consultation, with no obligation, today.