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For Veterans: An Overview of Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma

Over the next several weeks, we’ll explore some of the key topics of interest for veterans of the military regarding exposure to asbestos and the possible consequences to their health and finances that can result from the exposure. Veterans at risk for potentially fatal levels of asbestos exposure typically are those who served between the years of the First World War and Vietnam. Those...

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After Asbestos: A Roadmap of the Mesothelioma Legal Journey

The aftermath of asbestos usage in the United States has left an often tragic and even devastating path of destruction for exposure victims. For close to 100 years, between the late 1800s and mid- to late-1900s, millions of people were unknowingly exposed to a toxic and potentially fatal material. Many were exposed at work, while others came into contact with asbestos in their own homes-either...

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Types of Mesothelioma Claims: Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

There are two types of mesothelioma claims that can be filed against the party or parties liable for negligent or unlawful exposure to asbestos. The first and most commonly filed action is called a personal injury claim, in which the claimant is the same individual named in the suit. The second type is called a wrongful death lawsuit, a claim filed on behalf of a deceased victim by his or her...

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Living with Mesothelioma: Veterans’ Compensation and Assistance

A diagnosis of mesothelioma is an irrevocably life-changing event-one that alters not only your day-to-day experiences but the entire scope of your future as well. Receiving such news frequently produces an initial state of shock that some patients describe as an out-of-body experience or the feeling of being frozen. This very common reaction is identified as the initial stage of the grieving...

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Residents of Illinois: Asbestos Injury Risk

For residents of Illinois, asbestos injury risk is significantly higher than in much of the country. Currently, Illinois is number eight among the 50 states ranked in order of asbestos-linked deaths per year. It’s ranked sixth in mesothelioma deaths specifically with a rate of just over 13 fatalities for every million residents. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, between...

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