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Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Presented by Mesothelioma lawyers, Belluck & Fox. The mineral asbestos has a long history, and was widely used in the construction and ship building industries from the late 19th Century and w... Read more

Avoiding Asbestos-Related Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma1 is a type of cancer that can be caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma occurs when tumors form in the lining of an internal organ (the mesothelium). There are different t... Read more

Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

The main cause of mesothelioma cancer, or malignant mesothelioma, is asbestos exposure.1 In people who develop mesothelioma but were never exposed to asbestos, the cause of the tumor is unknown.2 H... Read more

Asbestos-Contaminated Products: Is My Home Safe?

Asbestos exposure can cause cancer. It does not necessarily mean you will develop cancer, though. Your risk depends on the type and level of exposure. For example, if you stand outside a house and tou... Read more

Asbestos Exposure-Related Disease: Asbestosis and Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a heat- and fire-resistant insulating material that has been used in many industries over the course of almost 200 years. But the material can cause a number of lung diseases when the fibe... Read more

Evaluating Employees for Asbestos Exposure

What is asbestos exposure? And how can employers identify that it has occurred? According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are currently no tests available that ca... Read more

Asbestos Exposure in Schools

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a series of guidelines for how to handle asbestos in schools and prevent diseases such as mesothelioma. Asbestos cleaning procedures must b... Read more

Mesothelioma in Non-High-Risk Patients

Mesothelioma1 is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining (mesothelium) of certain body organs. Mesothelioma causes tumors to form in the lining of the lung, abdomen or heart and is an aggressive... Read more

Myths and Misconceptions About Mesothelioma

Despite an increasing number of news reports, the American public remains unaware of the various causes, impact, dangers and treatments for mesothelioma. Although mesothelioma is considered a rare can... Read more

Why You Need an Attorney

If you have cancer from asbestos exposure, a mesothelioma attorney may be able to help The link between mesothelioma and asbestos Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that usually starts in the lungs... Read more

Worker Safety Measures that May Prevent Mesothelioma

If you are an employer seeking to prevent mesothelioma-related lawsuits or a worker seeking compensation, you aren’t alone. Mesothelioma is a cancer that usually results from asbestos exposure. Many o... Read more

Filing a Lawsuit

Seeking compensation for mesothelioma If you or a loved one has mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, finding a lawyer to file a claim may result in compensation. Basis of mesothelioma claims ... Read more

Smoking and Mesothelioma

Smoking cigarettes can increase your risk of asbestos-related diseases if you are exposed to asbestos at work or elsewhere. Asbestos can cause pulmonary cancer, lung cancer, malignant mesothelioma, an... Read more

Mesothelioma Cases

Asbestos1 is a group of natural minerals. It is possible to separate asbestos fibers into thin, very durable threads. Asbestos fibers are resistant to heat and fire. They are also resistant to many ch... Read more

Mesothelioma Support

Mesothelioma1 is a rare but aggressive form of cancer. Tumors form in the layer cells that lines the body’s internal organs (the mesothelium). The most common form of the disease is pleural mesothelio... Read more

Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Peritoneal mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the abdomen, called the peritoneum. This form of mesothelioma accounts for about 20 percent of malignant mesothelioma cases,1 with about 2,000 new ... Read more

FAQs About Mesothelioma

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Mesothelioma If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you likely have questions. Following are some facts about mesothelioma. What is... Read more

Finding a Mesothelioma Attorney

If you or a loved one has mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure,1 you may be looking for legal advice. As the largest mass tort in U.S. history,2 asbestos litigation is a popular area of law pr... Read more

Types of Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma Malignant mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer caused by breathing in asbestos fibers.1 The type of mesothelioma is determined by where the cancer originates. Pleur... Read more

Death from Mesothelioma

The mesothelioma mortality rate is expected to peak in the next couple of years.1 This is based on the long incubation period of the disease and the timeframe when people were exposed to asbestos, the... Read more

Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the chest and abdominal organs, called the mesothelium. It is caused by asbestos exposure, but doesn’t occur for three to five decades after inhalin... Read more

Pleural Mesothelioma

What is pleural mesothelioma? Pleural mesothelioma cancer is the most common form of malignant mesothelioma, accounting for three-fourths of mesothelioma cases. The tumor starts in the lining of th... Read more

Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Effects of mesothelioma injury Though mesothelioma usually starts in the lungs, the cancer can occur anywhere in the abdominal or chest cavity.1 The effects of mesothelioma depend on the location o... Read more

Benign Mesothelioma

Benign mesothelioma is a tumor that starts in the mesothelium, the lining of the chest and abdominal cavities. Unlike malignant mesothelioma, benign tumors do not cause cancer — they generally do not ... Read more

North Dakota Personal Injury Damages

A personal injury claim provides a legal remedy or monetary compensation if you have suffered a physical injury caused by another person or entity. That person or entity must either have been negligen... Read more

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