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Work with experienced attorney to seek compensation for early stage mesothelioma

Previously, we began looking at the importance of early detection of mesotheolioma, and some of the work researchers are currently engaged in to make early detection more feasible. As we noted, early detection of mesotheolioma not only gives patients a better prognosis because of the better response to early treatments.

Researchers continue searching for avenues to detect mesothelioma in early stages

As with other forms of cancer, mesothelioma comes with a poor prognosis for patients if it progresses beyond the early stages. Early detection is important, and researchers who work in the field of mesotheolioma routinely use radiological testing to that end. Because of the risks associated with radiation, though, other approaches to early detection are being sought.

CDC report a sobering reminder of the potentially fatal effects of asbestos exposure

According to a report recently published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of annual mesothelioma deaths between 1999 and 2015 increased 4.8 percent, from 2,479 to 2,579. The total number of mesotheliona deaths during that period was 45,221.

Lingering symptoms may be signs of a more serious problem

Various Louisiana shipyards employ tens of thousands of workers. In fact, some of those companies are among the top employers in the state. If you've worked in a shipyard, you might have been exposed to some form of asbestos. Actually, asbestos is a general term given to various naturally occurring mineral fibers. For decades, manufacturers used asbestos as a component in fire retardants, ceiling and wall insulation, roofing materials, pipes, and other things. The problem is that many people who have worked with such products have later developed cancer.

What is the any exposure theory in asbestos litigation?

Causation is an important issue in any legal case involving claims of personal injury or product liability, regardless of the persons or products involved. Without a sound argument for causation, a legal case can fall apart and a plaintiff is going to gain nothing, and lose a significant amount of time, energy and money.

Research points to possible test for early detection of malignant mesothelioma

Early detection of cancer is an important aspect of increasing the effectiveness of treatment. Cancer screening approaches and guidelines vary depending on the type of cancer at issue. Unfortunately, there are not currently any established screening tests for mesothelioma. In many cases, mesothelioma is not diagnosed until it is in its later stages. Part of the reason for this is that it is rare and causes symptoms which mimic other cancers and illnesses.

The Symptoms of Mesothelioma

Asbestos and Mesothelioma have both occupied prominent spots in the national dialogue over the past several years. Mesothelioma is a type of lung cancer that can develop due to exposure to asbestos. Asbestos damages the genetic material of the cells that make up the mesothelium of the lung.

Louisiana woman navigates procedural issue in take-home asbestos exposure case

While the majority of asbestos litigation is brought by those who have had firsthand exposure to asbestos and asbestos-related products, typically on the job, those who have suffered injury and loss due to secondhand asbestos exposure may also have the ability to obtain compensation. The number of these cases is small, but they do exist.

Avondale workers suffer mesothelioma decades after exposure

During its heyday, the Avondale Shipyards employed 26,000 people and the good-paying jobs were a magnet for blue collar men and women. Avondale's workforce was second to none in Louisiana during the 1970s, landing numerous military ship-building contracts. Workers boasted that there was so much work they could log as much overtime pay as they wanted. It was a tremendous economic boon. But the people who worked building and repairing ships probably didn't know they were literally risking their lives with each passing work hour.