If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you understand the necessity of finding the best care available to you. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. While there is no cure for mesothelioma, many treatment options are available across the country to prolong life expectancy and reduce symptoms for patients diagnosed with the disease.
Have you ever wondered when people began using asbestos in different products? It might surprise you to learn that ancient Egyptians, Persians, and Romans thought the naturally-occurring substance was perfect for textiles, pottery, and more.
In May 2015, a union leader complained about the asbestos removal process in the basement of a county-owned building. William Rutland noticed welfare workers removing asbestos without the proper protective gear, a requirement put into place by the state Labor Department's Bureau of Public Employee Safety and Health, or PESH.
It is a fact that electricians often face asbestos exposure on the job, which can lead to fatal diseases like mesothelioma and asbestosis. That is why the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has created rules and regulations regarding the handling of the substance while on the job.
Many of those exposed to asbestos have no idea that asbestosis, mesothelioma, or lung cancer might be developing in their body, since the symptoms of asbestos-related diseases often do not appear for ten to seventy years.
Have you been exposed to asbestos? Many victims wonder where their exposure occurred and who is responsible for their asbestos-related diseases. In the cases of those that file lawsuits or claims, knowing who is to blame for their condition is essential information that will help them attain compensation. Let's take a look at some common culprits of asbestos exposure:
Did you know that firefighters are some of those most at risk for developing the fatal cancer, mesothelioma? Although firefighters do not often handle asbestos - the only known cause of mesothelioma - they can be exposed when fighting fires in older homes containing asbestos materials and products.
Do you believe your employer is keeping you safe while you are on the job? Even though OSHA has strict rules and regulations requiring employers to keep workers safe from toxic substances like asbestos, many companies fail to do so. When this happens, workers' compensation laws can help employees recover lost wages, expenses for medical bills, and more.
Did you know that asbestos was used within construction materials up until the late 1970s? If you own an older home, you might be worried about potential asbestos exposure. While asbestos materials do not pose a hazard unless they are breaking down and releasing fibers into the air, it might be a good idea to find out just where these materials are located in your home, so you can take proper action when it is needed.
If you have worked as a drywaller, you should be aware that your risk for a mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease diagnosis is high. This is because products used in applying drywall contained asbestos until 1978.
In a lawsuit against dozens of companies, an Illinois couple wants to see those responsible for the husband's asbestos-caused lung cancer held accountable for their negligence.
On World Lung Cancer Day on August 1, 2016, the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST), alongside members of the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) commemorates, celebrates and supports those impacted by lung cancer.