Mesothelioma is a rare cancer linked to exposure to asbestos, a popular building material from the 1940s until it was banned in 1978. The malignancy develops in the protective lining that covers many of the body's internal organs. Median survival rate after diagnosis is typically less than a year.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Shortness of breath
Fluid between the lung and chest wall
Fatigue or anemia
Wheezing, hoarseness or cough
Coughed up blood
Problems with bowel
The Boston injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have the knowledge, experience and resources to represent clients who have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Thorough investigation and documentation are required and such cases frequently require significant financial resources to hold accountable big businesses, insurance companies and even the U.S. government.
Lawsuits over the link between asbestos and Mesothelioma date to 1929, while the link has been widely accepted in the medical community since 1960. Famous Mesothelioma victims include Steve McQueen, who is thought to have contracted it while serving in the Marine Corps, and rock and roll musician Warren Zevon.
Commonly used in a wide-variety of applications, from ship building to insulation, the link between asbestos and Mesothelioma has resulted in more than 800,000 court cases. The U.S. military was one of the largest consumers of asbestos and the number of federal court cases is expected to grow from 200,000 to more than 700,000 as the exposed population continues to age.
Those employed in shipbuilding and mills have been shown to be at particularly high risk, making Mesothelioma a serious health risk for older New England residents. Periods of exposure as short as a month have been linked to malignancy decades later. In fact, the long incubation period often prevents many victims from connecting the cancer to harmful exposure to asbestos. A malignancy takes at least 15 years to develop, with 30-40 years being the peak period of time between exposure and diagnosis.
If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, please contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman today for a free and confidential appointment to discuss your concerns. We will come to you with a team specifically assembled to investigate your case and fight for the financial well-being of you and your family.
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