Thousands of people suffer from mesothelioma in Louisiana because of the industries in which they used to work. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Most of the industries that used to use this building material no longer do so because it has been almost been entirely banned. Let's take a look at long-term care options for those coping with mesothelioma.
If you are diagnosed with lung cancer, the best way to treat the disease may be through surgical removal of the affected tissue. There are four general types of surgery that doctors will consider. They are as follows:
Johnson & Johnson is facing a record judgment in a talcum-powder case, which came in at $4.69 billion. That money is supposed to go to people who bought talc powder that contained asbestos, which can lead to fatal cancer and other serious complications. If those people have passed away, the money is intended to go to their families.
We know now that asbestos is incredibly dangerous and complications are often fatal. However, for decades in the wake of World War II, Americans really did not know how hazardous this material truly was. Instead, they put it everywhere. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that more than 700,000 commercial or public buildings contained asbestos, along with more than 100,000 schools.
If you are like most Louisiana residents, you probably believe that companies and industries no longer use asbestos in their products. You may know that occasionally a construction project may cause the release of some asbestos, but you may think that is the extent of it.