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. However, it took Court proceedings in the United States in the 1970’s to finally bring the dangers into the public consciousness.
Thankfully mining for asbestos stopped in the 1980’s and the use of asbestos was eliminated by 1990 and asbestos was finally banned by 2003. There is no known safe exposure level to asbestos.
Unfortunately that means that American workers and their families have been unnecessarily exposed to asbestos for more than 70 years. The cost – about 100,000 lives and counting. These deaths were caused from asbestosis and mesothelioma.
Asbestosis is used to describe the lung condition that results from the scarring of lung tissue that is exposed to asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma is used to describe the incurable lung cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma you will generally requre surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy. A pneumonectomy and extrapleural pneumonectomy are two types of surgeries that may be performed on you in order to remove the tumor from your body. A pleurodesis and pleurocentesis are two types of treatments that may be performed on you to decrease the severity of your symptoms. Mesothelioma is will be diagnosed in roughly 2,000 men and women in United States every year. Unfortunately there is no cure for this disease. Current trends indicate that the worldwide rate at which people will be diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases will increase through the next decade.
In order for someone who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma to obtain justice, they and their families must sue for compensation. Starting a lawsuit to help Mesothelioma victims and their families requires the expertise of competent trial attorneys – who can often negotiate a settlement by deftly demonstrating liability of those responsible before trial is commenced.
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience dealing with the specialized scientific and medical issues involved in Mesothelioma lawsuits. Representation by The DiCello Law Firm often will result in a resolution prior to trial. If you or a loved one has been harmed by Mesothelioma exposure the The DiCello Law Firm can help.