Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer. It primarily affects the lungs, but sometimes affects the area around the lungs, the heart, and the abdomen. Mesothelioma is quite rare, with fewer than 20,000 cases diagnosed in the United States every year, according to the Mayo Clinic. However, this does not mean the disease is not devastating. Learn why mesothelioma is so rare and what can be done to prevent it.
Mesothelioma’s Main Cause
The reason mesothelioma is so rare is because it only has one cause--exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a toxic silicate material that was prized for its insulating properties. It wasn’t until the 1970s that the toxicity of the substance was widely known and regulated. So, some older buildings may still contain asbestos.
How to Prevent Mesothelioma
The main way to prevent mesothelioma is to eliminate the risk of asbestos exposure.
It’s up to property managers and job site managers to identify and remove asbestos from the premises. This must be done to protect tenants and workers. Property owners should clearly demarcate the dangerous area and contact hazardous material removal professionals to get the substance off their premises.
Developed Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure? Contact Us Today
If you were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, Shrader & Associates L.L.P. is here to help. We have represented countless clients suffering from mesothelioma and enabled them to recover the compensation they need for medical bills, lost wages, and more. We may be able to help you, too.
Call Shrader & Associates L.L.P. at (877) 958-7920 for a free consultation.