Smoking: Mesothelioma Cancer
Smoking and Malignant Mesothelioma
Smoking does not cause mesothelioma cancer but smoking can exasperate (make worse) your lungs and make a person’s prognosis not as good as a person who is non-smoker.
- There is no direct connection between malignant Mesothelioma and smoking.
- The combination of asbestos exposure and smoking considerably increases a person’s risk of developing lung cancer.
- The 1950’s Kent brand of cigarettes used asbestos in its filters for the first few years of production.
- The National Cancer Institute strongly recommends patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers to quit smoking.
- The risk of developing lung cancer drops considerably after stopping tobacco use. Some medical studies have suggested the risk to asbestos-exposed smokers dropped as much as 50% within five years.
- Smoking does not directly cause Mesothelioma but, it can aggravate the condition and remains one of the biggest contributors to a shortened Mesothelioma life expectancy.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Early Diagnosis for Malignant Mesothelioma will give a patient more treatment options.
3 Main Mesothelioma Treatments
Asbestos Cover up
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not take any action to protect workers. They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up.
This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
- “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
- In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”
More than 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers each year. Malignant Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that affects the abdomen, lining of lungs, heart and major organs of the body. Malignant Mesothelioma symptoms may not appear for 10-50 years after first asbestos exposure.
There is 2,500-3,000 Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U. S.
Asbestos is most dangerous when inhaled or ingested. Most workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection in their workplace.
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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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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages
A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:
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