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July 14, 2009 -- Less than half of the asbestos workers in Canada diagnosed
with mesothelioma file claims for workers’ compensation, even though most of
those who do file receive compensation, according to a Canadian study published
in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine.
Canadian medical researchers studied all mesothelioma cases that occurred in
Alberta between 1980 and 2004. They found that only 42 percent of patients filed
claims, even though most of the claims that were filed (83 percent) were
All of the patients had a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma in the Alberta
Cancer Registry, yet only 42 percent of the workers’ compensation claims listed
mesothelioma as the diagnosis. The rest of the claims listed other diagnoses,
such as asbestosis (a lung disease caused by inhaling asbestos fibers) or
neoplasms (abnormal cells).
The study found that males were more likely than females to file claims
(males also face a much higher rate of mesothelioma in general), and patients
under age 70 were more likely to file than those over age 70.
Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer associated with occupational asbestos
exposure. Up to 40 years can elapse between the time when a worker is exposed to
asbestos and when he or she is diagnosed with mesothelioma. Researchers said
this could be one reason why few mesothelioma patients in Canada actually file
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Residents of Canada have a right to seek compensation for an asbestos
Many residents of Canada have come forward to say their work environment led
to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos products
made in the U.S.
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