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What Causes Mesothelioma?

The Dangers of Asbestos Exposure

Although asbestos exposure is the known cause of mesothelioma, there is still the production of products made with this harmful substance today. This means that people producing or working with asbestos materials are at a higher risk of developing mesothelioma. Here's what you need to know to stay protected.

How Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

Asbestos damages and changes DNA cells which result in uncontrolled cell growth. If swallowed, the fibers can reach the abdominal lining, where they can have a role in causing peritoneal mesothelioma. According to the American Cancer Society, about 8 and 10 people diagnosed with mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos.

Can Mesothelioma Be Prevented?

Since being exposed to asbestos is the most significant risk factor in developing mesothelioma, it's best to reduce the risk by limiting exposure to asbestos at home, in public buildings, and at work. People who work in the following careers may be exposed to high levels of asbestos:

  • Miners
  • Factory workers
  • Insulation manufacturers and installers
  • Railroad and Automotive workers
  • Shipbuilders
  • Gas mask manufacturers
  • Plumber
  • Construction

If you know you'll be exposed to asbestos, use all protective equipment and follow safety procedures and precautions designed for working around this toxic material.

How to Get Help If You Were Diagnosed with Mesothelioma

A mesothelioma diagnosis is devastating news. Not only must you undergo treatment and other medical therapies, but the medical costs can also be financially burdening. When facing medical and financial challenges at the same time, know that you are not alone. When you're unsure where to go for help, we are here for you. A mesothelioma lawsuit can help you obtain financial stability during a difficult time.

Our firm handles claims nationwide. Contact } today at (888) 495-1250 for a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma claims lawyers.