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Mesothelioma, one of the deadliest and rarest types of cancer, is almost always connected to exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Known as malignant mesothelioma, the cancer is the most life-threatening of all diseases and maladies related to asbestos, and it typically carries a poor prognosis following diagnosis.
The symptoms of the disease are troubling, as they often imitate the signs of minor illnesses that are otherwise non-threatening. This helps mask the severity of the cancer, often resulting in a late diagnosis. Unfortunately, the underlying disease advances quickly – leaving little room for effective treatment. Despite the approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people diagnosed with mesothelioma in America annually, many more people are living with the disease without knowing it.
Though nothing can atone for the pain and suffering that asbestos exposure and malignant mesothelioma are capable of causing, victims of the disease and their loved ones deserve compensation for the danger they were exposed to and the silent cancer they developed.
Historically, many corporations chose to look the other way when medical reports dating as far back as the 1930’s confirmed the association between the industrial use of asbestos and an incurable, deadly disease of the lungs. Instead, companies selling asbestos and asbestos products blatantly disregarded the warnings in an attempt to attain greater revenue – effectively placing a higher priority on their bottom lines over the well being of workers and their families. We understand mesothelioma and its effects, and believe that no one should ever have to endure such a preventable disease. That’s why we are committed to helping bring negligent companies to justice for their recklessness – not only for the individuals already suffering the effects of asbestos, but also to avert such misfortune in the future.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and/or has been subsequently diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, contact Kassel McVey, a firm dedicated to protecting the rights of workers. Call us today at 803.256.4242 for more information.