What is mesothelioma and how do you get it?
The National Cancer Institute states that: "Malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer, is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the sac lining the chest (the pleura) or the abdomen (the peritoneum). Most people with malignant mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they breathed asbestos. Others have been exposed to asbestos in a household environment, often without knowing it.
Additional Mesothelioma FAQs
- What should I do if I've been exposed to asbestos? What if I don't feel sick?
- Who can file an asbestos-related lawsuit?
- Are victims of mesothelioma entitled to social security disability benefits?
- Is asbestos hazardous to your health?
- What happens when someone inhales asbestos fibers?
- How much exposure does it take to get the disease?
- Where is asbestos found?
- Who is at risk for mesothelioma or other asbestos diseases?
- How long does it take after exposure for the disease to show up?
- How is mesothelioma diagnosed?
- What OSHA standards apply to protect workers against asbestos exposure?
- Has the federal government established laws or regulations to decrease asbestos exposure?
- What is the prognosis for mesothelioma?
- Is there any promising research or are there promising drugs for mesothelioma?
- What is vermiculite?
- What is the mesothelium?
- What is the peritoneum?
- What is the pleura?
- What is the Toxic Substances Control Act of 1976?
- How long does a mesothelioma or asbestos exposure lawsuit take?
- How much time do I have to file my asbestos injury claim?
- What kinds of compensation or other relief can be awarded in an asbestos lawsuit?
- How much compensation have other mesothelioma victims received in past lawsuits?
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