Asbestos Companies: Mesothelioma

Asbestos Companies Asbestos LawsuitsPeople that worked for Asbestos Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products. Tradesman that worked at Asbestos Companies installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. Building Trades between 1930-1980. Over 27 million workers are at risk for developing Malignant Mesothelioma in their lifetime. Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.

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Asbestos-containing products were used in the building and construction of office buildings, industrial parks, plants, factories, refineries, mills, and shipyards. U. S workers were exposed to toxic asbestos products on a daily basis in their workplace. Asbestos was used in walls, ceilings, flooring, wiring, drywall, paints, metals, glues, pipes and heating systems.

Asbestos fibers are very tiny as small as .03 microns. The human eye can see particles to about 40 microns. These microscopic particles are very dangerous and when inhaled or ingested and can lay dormant in a human body for 10-50 years. These asbestos particles can weaken the human immune system and may lead to malignant Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. The average age for a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69.


Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers and Asbestos Trust Funds for your asbestos exposure.

  • Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
  • 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
  • More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage in the U. S. during 1930-1980.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
  • There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
  • Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
  • 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.

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U. S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Veterans Mesothelioma LawsuitsMilitary Veterans have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.

There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.

The U.S. Military used thousands of Asbestos-Containing Products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II Shipyard Workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.

  • Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
  • Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
  • A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

 

Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage

  • Stage 1 – 21 months
  • Stage 2 – 19 months
  • Stage 3 – 16 months
  • Stage 4 – under 12 months

Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:

  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dyspnea)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or night sweats
  • Fluid build-up in lungs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heart murmurs
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Nausea
  • Orthopnea (dyspnea when lying down)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thickening of Pericardial Layers

How Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Occurs

When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause mesothelioma lung cancer.

Asbestos is most dangerous when it is;

 

Abandoned Deteriorated Loose
Aged Disturbed Marred
Blown Off Dried Peeled
Breaks Drilled Pulverized
Brittle Exposed Removed
Broken Falling Apart Replaced
Bucked Flaming Rotted
Burnt Fragmented Sanded
Carried Frayed Sawed
Chiseled Friable Scorched
Chopped Glued Scraped
Cracked Grinded Scratched
Crumbled Ground Shrunk
Cut Grouted Torn
Damaged Handled Touched
Decayed Inhaled Warped
Demolished Leaked Worn Out

Products Containing Asbestos – Pre-1980

Workers and laborers that were exposed to asbestos products are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

Acoustic Products Electrical Panel Products Ocean-Going Vessel Products
Acoustical Products Electrical Products Packing Products
Acoustical Tile Products Electrical Wiring Products Padding Products
Adhesive Products Electrician Products Paint Products
Agricultural Filler Products Elevator Brake Products Paneling Products
Agricultural Products Elevator Products Paper Products
Air Conditioning Products Engine Part Products Patching Products
Aircraft Products Engine Products Permaboard Products
Airplane Products Engine Room Products Pipe Connection Products
Ammunition Products Exhaust Products Pipe Covering Products
Apron Products Fake Snow Products Pipe Products
Asbestos Fiber Products Felt Products Pipefitting Products
Asbestos Material Products Fertilizer Products Piping Products
Asbestos Sheet Products Fiber Products Plaster Products
Asbestos Siding Products Fibrous Adhesive Products Plastic Cement Products
Asbestos Spraying Products Filler Products Plastic Products
Asbestos-Containing Products Finishing Cement Products Plumbing Products
Asphalt Products Fire Damper Products Potting Products
Attic Insulation Products Fire Door Products Propeller Products
Auto Part Products Fire Proofing Products Pump Products
Automotive Products Fire Resistant Products Putty Products
Aviation Products Fire Retardant Products Pyrotechnic Products
Baby Powder Products Firebrick Products Refractory Products
Barrack Products Fireman Products Respirator Products
Blanket Products Fireproofing Products Rivet Products
Board Products Fire-Resistant Products Rollboard Products
Boat Insulation Products Firewall Products Roof Coating Products
Boat Products Fireproofing Products Roof Products
Boiler Coating Products Flashing Products Roofing Products
Boiler Products Flexboard Products Roofing Tile Products
Boiler Room Products Floor Tile Products Rope Products
Bonding Products Flooring Products Sealant Products
Braided Packing Products Flue Products Sealing Products
Brake Lining Products Frayed Gasket Products Sheathing Products
Brake Pads Products Fuel Line Products Sheet Packing Products
Brake Products Fume Hood Products Sheet Rope Products
Building Material Products Furnace Product Products Sheetrock Products
Buildings Products Garment Products Shingle Products
Bulkhead Products Gasket Products Ship Part Products
Cable Products Generator Products Ship Products
Cable Wire Products Glove Products Shipbuilding Products
Calcium Silicate Products Grinding Products Shipfitting Products
Canvas Products Gun Mount Products Siding Products
Capacitor Products Hair Dryer Products Silicate Calsilite Products
Castable Products Hatch Products Smoke Screen Products
Casting Products Heat Shield Products Smokestack Products
Caulking Products Heating Duct Products Sound Dampening Products
Ceiling Tile Products Heating Products Soundproofing Products
Ceiling Products Heat-Resistant Products Spackling Products
Cement Board Products Helicopter Products Sponge Block Products
Cement Products High-Temperature Products Steam Pipe Products
Chalk Board Products Hoist Products Steam Products
Clay Products Hood Lining Products Stone Products
Clothing Products Hose Products Stove Products
Clutch Products Hull Coating Products Stucco Products
Coating Products Hull Products Surfacing Products
Cockpit Heating Products HVAC Products Tank Products
Compounding Products Hydraulic Products Tape Products
Compressor Products Instrument Products Tar Products
Concrete Additive Products Insulating Products Textile Products
Concrete Foundation Products Insulation Products Textured Coating Products
Condenser Products Iron Products Tile Products
Connecting Products Ironing Products Transite Products
Construction Equipment Products Jet Engine Products Transmission Products
Construction Material Products Joint Compound Products Tubing Products
Construction Products Laboratory Products Turbine Products
Cooling Tower Products Lagging Products Valve Products
Cork Board Products Legging Products Vehicle Products
Cork Covering Products Lubricant Products Vermiculite Products
Corrugated Paper Products Machinery Products Vibration Damping Products
Cosmetic Products Magnesia Products Vinyl Flooring Products
Crock Pot Products Manifold Products Vinyl Products
Curtain Products Marine Products Wall Insulation Products
Deck Covering Products Marine Ship Products Wallboard Products
Deck Surfacing Marine Vessel Products Wallpaper Products
Demolition Products Marinite Products Warship Products
Disc Brake Products Masonry Products Water Line Products
Dockyard Products Mastics Products Water Pipes Products
Door Products Mechanic Products Watercraft Products
Drum Brake Products Mechanical Products Weapon System Products
Drywall Products Metal Mesh Products Weather Coating Products
Duct Insulation Products Metal Products Weatherproofing Products
Duct Products Military Base Products Weather-stripping Products
Duct work Connecting Products Military Vehicle Products Welding Products
Dust Mask Products Millboard Products Wick Products
Electric Board Products Mitten Products Wiring Products
Electrical Cloth Products Mortar Products Wool Products
Electrical Equipment Products Motor Pool Products Yarn Products

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Mesothelioma Damages

 

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship 
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages
Mental Anguish Damages 
Monetary Compensation Damages 
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non-Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Asbestos Trust Funds
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements

7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a construction worker who developed mesothelioma against 6 companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos-cement pipe (2012).

$13 million Mesothelioma Jury Verdict: For a 73-year-old woman who contracted Mesothelioma after using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Company.

$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 1970s and 1980s Worker with Mesothelioma who worked installing underground water and sewer lines.

$26.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 62-Year-Old Drywaller exposed to asbestos dust on residential and commercial job sites who developed Mesothelioma.

$8.6 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a family man diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos while working as a refinery worker and heavy equipment operator.

$4.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Steamfitter diagnosed with Mesothelioma who worked on asbestos containing pumps, valves, and gaskets used in power plant during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

$2.1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a 77-year-old man who developed pleural mesothelioma from work as a machinist and planner at a Naval Shipyard.

$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a woman who developed peritoneal mesothelioma from laundering her refinery worker husband’s work clothes and died from “take-home asbestos exposure.”


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