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Asbestos Litigation - Some Basic Facts About The Process
When Should I Consult an Asbestos Attorney? If asbestos diseases have adversely affected you or a family member then you should
consult an asbestos attorney regarding litigation. Asbestos is a natural forming mineral that, in the second half of the twentieth
century, was widely used as a building material.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer located in the lining of either the lungs, abdomen or the heart. These linings are thin layers of tissue covering the organ.
Asbestos is a dangerous and potentially deadly substance that was once widely used in a range of items, from ceiling and wall tiles
to insulation and auto brakes. In the past, most people outside of the industry were totally unaware of the dangers relating to asbestos.
Accounting about for 14% of all cancers and 28% of all cancer deaths, Lung Cancer is now the major cause of deaths (of both men
and women) in the United States apart from being the most prevalent species of cancer. Lung Cancer is different from benign
cancer tumors (which do not generally spread to other parts of the body affecting only the part which is hit by it) as Lung
Cancer (having the ability to start anywhere in the respiratory systems or lungs) CAN spread to different organs of the body.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which occurs in thin membranes (called the mesothelium) lining the chest, lungs, abdomen and
sometimes the heart. Although quite rare, mesothelioma symptoms strike more than 200 people each year in the United States.
Late stage lung cancers are some of the hardest to treat, but in the future scientists maybe able to grow human lungs and simply
remove and replace the damaged lung. So far it appears that major steps have been made to make this feasible for lung transplants.
Tragically the word mesothelioma is becoming more and more well known, the mere mention of it striking fear into all of us for we
know that it is associated with death. Asbestos is the reaper, mesothelioma its hand maiden.
Most of us non-smokers feel we've got little to worry about when it comes to lung cancer. After all, isn't it the disease of
smokers? According to recent studies in the British Medical Journal, people who have never smoked before as well as
ex-smokers, are all at risk of developing the disease.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which malignant (cancerous) cells are found in the mesothelium, a protective sac
that covers most of the body's internal organs. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.
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