Asbestos-Related Disease – Mesothelioma

People who had contact with asbestos in the work place have developed Mesothelioma as well as lung cancer or asbestosis. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium part of the lungs. Asbestos was a popular building material as it is extremely fire resistant and repelled chemicals and electricity. It was used in many products in the building industry including insulation and drywall. It was also found in pipe covers and certain types of clothing. By the 1920s medical experts began noticing that breathing the product caused lung ailments. Most companies ignored medical warnings and its use was continued. In the 1970s there was a shift and regulations were put on the product. By the early 1980s asbestos was being regulated by the government and banned in certain cases.

Breathing asbestos fibers is the only known cause of malignant mesothelioma lung cancer. This can happen long after exposure to the substance – even a small amount. It can take decades for the cancer to develop.

If you are a loved one was exposed to asbestos you are advised to consult a medical professional and seek legal help.

See article – When will the Class Action on Mesothelioma be Resolved?

This entry was posted on Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 at 3:32 am and is filed under Medical, Mesothelioma. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

2 Responses to “Asbestos-Related Disease – Mesothelioma”

  1. Judith Stevens Says:

    My father Robert C. McConnell had Mesothelioma lung disease and died in 1985 when Cancer spread throughout his body. He worked for McLaughlin Steel, Buffalo, NY.

  2. gary m. clark Says:

    i worked with transite pipe in the early 70s i was wondering if there has beem any class action reguarding transite pipe which from what i understand contains asbestos

 

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