It's pretty well established that asbestos exposure can lead to the development of the deadly form of cancer known as mesothelioma. Many people believe that asbestos has been banned in the U.S., and we are no longer at risk for asbestos exposure. Unfortunately, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the asbestos ban of 1989, and many products on the market today still contain asbestos. More than 1 million people are exposed to asbestos each year, and 10,000 people die from asbestos-related exposure every year. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, contact an experienced asbestos attorney today. It's important to act immediately because the U.S. Senate is considering a bill to protect companies from lawsuits brought by people harmed by asbestos. If you act too late, you may forfeit your ability to ever recover for your losses.