Asbestos Companies: Mesothelioma
People that worked for Asbestos Companies may have had exposure 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 of 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 had daily exposure to toxic asbestos products 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 hazardous 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 a malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer diagnosis, 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 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
Military 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 highest risk of developing Mesothelioma or 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 1970s. 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
- Fever or night sweats
- Fluid build-up in lungs
- Heart palpitations
- Heart murmurs
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- 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;
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.
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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 the 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 1950s and 1960s.
$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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