A recent asbestos report concluded that the number of people suffering from malignant mesothelioma as the result of asbestos exposure continues to surge. Studying trends in asbestos use and patients affected with asbestos-related cancers in Korea, the Netherlands, and Japan, experts concluded that the number of people suffering from asbestos exposure is set to increase for at least the next 30 years.
The statistics are based on the widespread use of asbestos and its incubation period. Asbestos is a mineral commercially used for several different purposes including insulation, brake pads, wiring, and piping. Although its use has been severely curtailed, exposure continues and has an incubation period of 10 to 30 years. Often those exposed include laborers, factory workers, brake mechanics, plumbers, and shipyard workers.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation. It is important to speak to a mesothelioma law firm to obtain the critical information you need and obtain the help you deserve.
In many situations, large corporations were aware of the dangers but failed to maintain a safe working environment. Workers exposed to asbestos are at a higher risk of
developing diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer.
For more information or if you or a loved one has developed one of these life-threatening conditions, please contact the dedicated New Mexico personal injury lawyers at the Branch Law Firm for an immediate consultation.