Mesothelioma

Unfortunately American workers and their families have been unnecessarily exposed to asbestos for more than 70 years. Our experienced lawyers who know how to maximize the recovery for the families of those who have died from exposure to asbestos.

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Mesothelioma

By the 1930’s asbestosis was being recognized medically as a disease and the asbestos industry has known about the dangers of asbestos since the 1930’s.

Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is used to describe the incurable lung cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos

Diagnosing the Disease

The DiCello Law Firm lawyers understand that diagnosing Mesothelioma isn’t easy. There’s no way to detect it early. In fact the tests that are used to diagnose the condition won’t typically be prescribed until after the onset of symptoms.

Diagnosing the Disease Mesothelioma typically takes 20 years or more to develop

Asbestos

Asbestos is a material that comes from rock. When left in the ground, asbestos is safe. When asbestos is removed from the ground and incorporated into products it becomes extremely dangerous.

Asbestos Asbestos was used heavily for many years and hundreds of products.

Types of Asbestos

There are six types of the mineral referred to as asbestos. They are briefly discussed below. They were generally sought after due to their anti-corrosive character and inability to conduct heat or electricity.

Six Types For a time asbestos was even used in cigarette filters

Many Still at Risk

If you worked in the steel mills of Cleveland, Gary, Pittsburgh or the auto industry in Detroit or any of the other mining, milling, shipping, or railroad industries you should be aware that you are part of the at risk population.

Many Still at RiskBefore the mid 1970’s regulations for asbestos exposure were for all practical purposes non-existent

Billions Set Aside

You may have heard that many companies who are responsible for injuring and killing tens of thousands of people due to exposure to asbestos have declared bankruptcy and have been ordered by Courts around the Country to reorganize.

Billions Set Aside As of 2011, asbestos trust funds have combined assets of $36.8 billion.

Types of Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma can affect your lungs or your heart but both kinds are caused by asbestos exposure. The word mesothelioma refers to the mesothelium which is the membrane that surrounds your internal organs.

Types of Mesothelioma Mesotheliomas are categorized according to the area of the body which is affected

Veterans and Mesothelioma

If you are a veteran you may have heard that of all current U.S. Mesothelioma patients, 30% have served in the military. That’s because the properties of asbestos made it ideal for military use in construction, munitions, shipbuilding, etc.

Veterans and Mesothelioma Each branch of the military exposed its soldiers to asbestos