Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the thin layer of cells lining the body’s internal organs. It is caused by inhaling or swallowing airborne asbestos and although it often occurs in the lungs, mesothelioma can also be found in the abdominal cavity and the heart. The negligence of employers and asbestos manufacturers is ultimately responsible for the consequences of exposure. Used extensively throughout most industries and the military, mesothelioma takes years to metastasize, often preying upon the elderly and most vulnerable in society. The attorneys at Advocates United will help you stand up against those who recklessly endangered your health and safety or the health and safety of those you love.
Unfortunately, Mesothelioma can go undetected for as many as 50 years, which means it is often significantly advanced by the time a diagnosis occurs. If you have been diagnosed with this deadly asbestos-related disease, filing a mesothelioma claim is the first step toward receiving compensation. Our experienced asbestos litigation attorneys at Advocates United can help you through the claims process and ensure that those responsible are held accountable.
Mesothelioma by the Numbers
- 11 Million Number of people exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1978, as estimated by the National Institute of Health
- 3,000 Approximate number of cases diagnosed annually in the U.S.
- 75 % Of people with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at work
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