Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by previous exposure to asbestos. With this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Its most common site is the outer lining of the lungs and chest cavity, but it may also occur in the lining of the abdominal cavity or the pericardium (sac surrounding the heart).
Most people who develop mesothelioma worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos or have been exposed to asbestos dust or fiber in other ways. There is no association between mesothelioma and smoking. Mesothelioma is diagnosed in 3,000 Americans a year and is 100% fatal.
Tens of thousands of workers are dying young and being robbed of their golden years due to this terrible type of lung cancer that has, for decades, been overlooked by researchers and has been swept under the rug by companies who wanted to hide information about this dangerous mineral.
Mesothelioma has long baffled doctors and researchers because they just don’t know why, in some people, the disease is triggered and other people can work their entire lives around it and never get sick.
A typical mesothelioma settlement is at least six figures and sometimes well over $1 million.
If you or a loved one has suffered or died due to asbestos-related disease in Mobile or anywhere in Alabama, please contact the mesothelioma attorneys at Long & Long today to schedule your initial consultation.