Did exposure to asbestos in the US cause mesothelioma?
US and Canadian residents may get a free lawsuit review if exposure to asbestos caused mesothelioma or lung cancer.
According to the report "Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality -- United States, 1999--2005" from Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, despite regulatory actions and the sharp decline in use of asbestos in the US, potential exposure to asbestos continues.
Most deaths from mesothelioma in the US are a result of exposures decades ago, the research indicates.
Because mesothelioma manifests 20--40 years after first exposure, the number of mesothelioma deaths will likely peak in the US by 2010.
The analysis described in the report indicates that the annual number of mesothelioma deaths in the US is still increasing, and future cases will continue to reflect the extensive past use of asbestos.
New cases also might result through occupational and environmental exposure to asbestos during remediation and demolition of existing asbestos in buildings if controls are insufficient to protect workers and the surrounding community.
The annual number of mesothelioma cases increased significantly from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s.
Projections indicate that the number of mesothelioma cases involving males peaked during 2000--2004 at more than 2,000 cases and should be declining, with an expected return to background levels by 2055.
The number of mesothelioma cases involving females (approximately 560 in 2003) is projected to increase slightly over time.
Many people in the US and Canada have come forward to say their work environment led to a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer from asbestos.
If this has been your experience, our asbestos lawyers may be able to help you receive compensation for your health problems.
For over two decades, Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. has handled some of the most legally complicated and groundbreaking asbestos litigation in the country, winning many millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements along the way.
Men and women diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure or secondary exposure may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible for their disease.
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