Asbestos & Mesothelioma

Top 5 Occupations At Risk For Developing Mesothelioma

Asbestos was once thought to be a miracle product because asbestos is an inert material with excellent thermal transfer properties. It is fire-resistant, chemical-resistant, non-corrosive, and inexpensive. However, asbestos is a known carcinogen. When asbestos fibers become airborne anyone in the vicinity can inhale the tiny particles and over time develop mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a […]

How To File A Mesothelioma Claim

How To File A Mesothelioma Claim Asbestos use has been proven to cause mesothelioma and resulted in many deaths in the United States and all over the world. Almost 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. every year. Most substantial asbestos exposures occurred before the 1980s; however, some asbestos exposure continues to […]

What is an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust?

Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust

What is an Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust? Asbestos is a mineral fiber naturally occurring and used in U.S.  products throughout the 20th century. Asbestos has been linked to several deadly diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Due to a long latency period between asbestos exposure and disease development for asbestos litigation cases have continued […]

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos?

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos?

Could Your Home Contain Harmful Asbestos? Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that naturally forms in rock and soil. Asbestos has been used in various building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant because of its fiber strength and heat resistance. In 1989, the EPA banned most asbestos-containing products. However, older homes may still […]

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure

Bystander Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Sites in Pennsylvania with Asbestos Exposure According to the Environmental Working Group , between 1999 and 2017, 4,762 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma and asbestos in PA alone. Pennsylvania is ranked 4th in the U.S. for Mesothelioma and asbestos-related deaths. According to the United States Geological Survey , Pennsylvania is the site of […]

People in Libby, Montana are More at Risk of Severe Symptoms When Contracting COVID-19

People in Libby, Montana are More at Risk of Severe Symptoms When Contracting COVID-19 People in Libby, Montana are having a harder time with the COVID-19 pandemic compared to other parts of the country because they are also dealing with asbestos related diseases like asbestosis, mesothelioma, and lung cancer. People with these illnesses are more […]

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure

Top Three Job Sites In West Virginia With Asbestos Exposure According to Environmental Working Group  reports, 706 have died in West Virginia’s due to mesothelioma and asbestosis. West Virginia is ranked 27th in the U.S. for asbestos-related deaths. West Virginia does not have any known natural deposits of asbestos, according to the United States Geological […]

Types of Mesothelioma

Types of Mesothelioma

Types of Mesothelioma Mesothelioma is a cancer affecting the mesothelium, or the lining of the body’s organs and structures, usually in the lungs and chest wall. This cancer is caused by exposure to asbestos. The body cannot break down asbestos fibers, so they become lodged in the mesothelium, causing scarring, inflammation, pain, and, eventually, cancer. […]

Let’s All Work Together to Spread Mesothelioma Awareness

Let’s All Work Together to Spread Mesothelioma Awareness Mesothelioma is a devastating cancer that is caused primarily by asbestos exposure. It is a terrible diagnosis to receive and not many people know what it is, which is why mesothelioma awareness is so important. Many people’s lives could be saved and could be improved if more […]

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos

Uncommon Products That Used to Contain Asbestos Asbestos has been linked to several life-threatening diseases, such as asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Construction products, car parts, and fertilizers and potting soils have been brought the public’s attention as the most substantial uses of asbestos. However, other products, which may not be as well known, have also […]

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