Mesothelioma Facts & Statistics


Mesothelioma Facts


New Study: EWG Action Fund’s analysis of the federal asbestos data showed that from 1999 to 2013, Mesothelioma, a type of cancer, was listed as the cause of 39,870 deaths, or about 2,848 a year.


Asbestos Exposure Facts & Statistics

  • There is no cure for Malignant Mesothelioma.
  • The median age for a malignant Mesothelioma patient is 73.
  • Mesothelioma Diagnosed claims can settle in the million plus range.
  • The rate of Malignant Mesothelioma is 4 times higher in men than women.
  • There have been over 175 clinical trials conducted related to Mesothelioma through 2011.
  • 15 to 30 people out of every 1 million will be affected by Mesothelioma each year.
  • 50% of Mesothelioma patients will have a life span of 8 to 18 months after treatment.
  • 75% of malignant Mesothelioma cases develop in the pleura.
  • 10% to 20% malignant Mesothelioma cases develop in the abdomen.
  • The average survival time for those diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 1 year.
  • Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75.
  • Men over the age of 55 are the highest group of people who develop Mesothelioma.
  • The 3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are: surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.
  • It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of malignant Mesothelioma before 2020.
  • Study estimates that by 2030 there will have been 60,000 people diagnosed Mesothelioma.
  • Mesothelioma claims cases can often be long and upsetting and can last 1-3 years on average.
  • The number of men diagnosed with Mesothelioma between 2003 and 2054 is estimated to be is 71,000.
  • The average cost of Mesothelioma treatment is estimated to be between $100,000 and over 1 million.
  • 92,253 mesothelioma deaths were reported by 83 countries by the World health Organization.
  • Over 50% of all deaths occurred in European countries according to the World health Organization.
  • Second hand asbestos exposure is one of the fastest growing causes of Mesothelioma.
  • If Mesothelioma is diagnosed early and treated aggressively a patient can live between 2 and 5 years.
  • Mesothelioma is more common in Whites and Hispanics than in African Americans or Asian Americans.
  • The number of Mesothelioma cases is expected to peak worldwide in the year 2020.
  • More than 20 million Americans are at risk of developing malignant Mesothelioma in their lifetime due to asbestos exposure.
  • The first reported Mesothelioma death in 1924 directly linked to asbestos exposure was documented in medical journals.
  • The development of Mesothelioma is related to the chronic inflammatory process caused by the presence of microscopic asbestos fibers in the body
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is responsible for more than 3,000 deaths each year in the U. S. and 5,000 deaths in Western Europe.
  • Medical researchers estimate that Mesothelioma mortality rates will increase by 5-10% each year in most industrialized countries until 2020.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma, which is caused by inhaling or ingesting asbestos fibers and is a terminal cancer diagnosed in about 3,000 Americans each year.
  • Mesothelioma cases have been documented being directly caused by second hand asbestos exposure.
  • U. S. Courts are holding asbestos manufacturers liable for Mesothelioma caused by second hand asbestos exposure.
  • Significant exposure to any type of asbestos will increase the risk of developing Mesothelioma lung cancer.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma symptoms may not appear for 10-50 years after first asbestos exposure.
  • About 10% of people diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma are living at least 5 years according to the American Cancer Society.
  • Over 20 million people in the U. S. are at risk of developing malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is often initially diagnosed as a more common ailment like the flu or pneumonia.
  • Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, a protective sac that covers the body’s interior organs.
  • If Mesothelioma is diagnosed early and treated aggressively a patient can live between 2 and 5 years.
  • The first case of Malignant Mesothelioma was definitively linked to asbestos exposure in 1964.
  • A majority of patients do not discover they have Mesothelioma until they are seeing a doctor for other symptoms to common everyday ailments.
  • 3 out of 4 Mesothelioma cases are attributed to men over the age of 65 according to the American Cancer Society.
  • According to one study, the large majority of Mesothelioma patients pass away about 10 to 11 months after diagnosis.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is diagnosed in 1-4 stages with higher stage numbers signifying more advanced cases.
  • Doctors recommend that Mesothelioma patients have an intake of 50% more protein and 25% more calories during chemotherapy treatment.
  • 70% to 80% of people who develop Mesothelioma have worked on jobsites where they inhaled or digested asbestos particles.
  • A recent study of insulation workers exposed to asbestos showed a Mesothelioma death rate that is 344 times higher than the general population.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is usually far advanced when it is first diagnosed with victims living 12-18 months after being diagnosed.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer arising from mesothelial cells lining the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities.
  • According to the federal tracking statistics, over 18,000 people died of mesothelioma in the five year period between 1999 and 2004.
  • World Health Organization reported that Pleural Mesothelioma accounted for 41.3% peritoneal mesothelioma at 4.5%, and pericardial at .3% of the Mesothelioma cases.
  • Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania are testing the use of the common cold virus to develop targeted treatments for people with early stage malignant Mesothelioma.
  • Women and Mesothelioma Facts
  • Women have a 1 in 16 chance of developing malignant Mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
  • Women represent 8-10% of all diagnosed Mesothelioma cases in women with an average age of 60.
  • Asbestos-related symptoms in women can occur 10-50 years after their first asbestos exposure.
  • Ovarian cancer in women has now been linked directly to asbestos exposure.
  • Mesothelioma cases in women are on the rise and studies show that women are more at risk through second hand exposure.
  • Researchers in Australia are linking asbestos exposure and women that participated in do-it-yourself home renovations with a rise in diagnosed Mesothelioma cases.
  • An Irish Cancer Society study recently showed majority of the women in Ireland who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma due to exposure to fibers on their husband’s work clothes.
  • Medical studies have shown that women who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma are more likely to be diagnosed with Peritoneal Mesothelioma in their abdomen.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


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Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.


There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts


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