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What you should know about malignant mesothelioma

There are approximately 3,000 new cases of malignant mesothelioma in the United States every year. Most of these cases are caused by job-related asbestos exposure, and most involve the pleural type of mesothelioma that manifests in the lung's lining. However, cases sometimes appear in the abdominal lining and in the heart.

The decline in asbestos use in the United States has declined considerably, but workers continue to develop mesothelioma sickness. This is largely because the mesothelioma cancer can develop as many as 20 to 50 years following exposure. It's also because some existing construction continues to contain asbestos inside it.

Mesothelioma cancer has long been a difficult illness to treat, but doctors have made a lot of new developments in treatment methods and there are new alternative therapies that show promise.

Statistics show that 70 to 80 percent of people who develop mesothelioma cancer were exposed to asbestos on the job. This means that 70 to 80 percent of mesothelioma sufferers may be able to seek workers' compensation benefits to help pay for their medical care, even if it has been years since their on-the-job exposure to the carcinogen.

At Damico Law Offices, we have handled numerous workers' compensation cases for individuals with mesothelioma. We are well-aware of the fact that medical treatment for any mesothelioma sickness can be extremely costly and unaffordable -- especially for individuals who are not currently covered by health insurance. If you or your loved has contacted employment-related mesothelioma, the Damico Law Offices is available to evaluate your potential workers' compensation claim and advise you of your legal rights and options.

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