What Causes Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral prized for its special heat insulation and fireproofing properties. It was widely used in industrial settings and hundreds of common products from World War II up until the 1980s. Unfortunately, asbestos is toxic. Some people develop scarring of the lungs (asbestosis) from breathing asbestos fibers. Others develop mesothelioma as fibers travel from the lungs to other organs.
Individuals with a history of extended asbestos exposure are at the highest risk for developing malignant mesothelioma, but even infrequent or one-time exposure can cause this devastating cancer. The majority of victims are men, because asbestos was so prevalent in male-dominated jobs in factories, foundries, mills, power plants, construction, shipbuilding and military service. But women who worked in those occupations also develop mesothelioma, and some victims are the wives and children who developed asbestos cancer through second-hand exposure to the dust and fibers. Our lawyers are skilled at tracing the specific exposures to hold corporations and employers accountable for monetary damages.
Urgent Action Required
Mesothelioma is life-threatening and cannot be left untreated. The sooner it is diagnosed the better a patient’s chances of fighting this deadly cancer. If you or someone you know shows symptoms or has a preliminary diagnosis, please contact a qualified physician immediately.
Throneberry Law Group can help connect you to medical specialists who can positively diagnose mesothelioma and provide the best treatment options and palliative care, and we aggressively pursue compensation for the family’s financial burden and the victim’s pain and suffering. Our principal attorney, Jay Throneberry, has personal experience with mesothelioma — his own father was taken by this asbestos cancer in 2004.
It costs nothing for us to help. We provide a free consultation and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation. We take cases nationwide and we will come to you. Call today at 888-506-1131.