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What are the Statute of Limitations Regarding Mesothelioma Cases?

What are the Statute of Limitations Regarding Mesothelioma Cases?

When someone is exposed to asbestos and later diagnosed with mesothelioma, the potential for legal action is available in many of the cases. However, there are countless situations in which the affected individual and his or her family fail to take action before the statute of limitations expires. Understanding how long individuals have to take legal action following a mesothelioma diagnosis is...

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Automotive Workers & Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos minerals are silicate compounds that can be woven into durable threats for industrial uses. These fibers used to be a staple of the manufacturing, construction, and automotive industries because they are resistant to heat and don’t conduct electricity. However, these injuries were forced to abandon most asbestos-containing products once the scientific community revealed that asbestos...

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Does Type of Mesothelioma Impact Survival Rate?

Does Type of Mesothelioma Impact Survival Rate?

For someone who is diagnosed with mesothelioma, knowing the history of the illness suggests that it is essentially a death sentence and it’s easy for the patient to feel as though they are defeated and there’s nothing that they can do. However, recent studies suggest that death rates are often dependent on the cause of the mesothelioma, as well as the type of mesothelioma the patient has. For...

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FDA Approves First New Mesothelioma Treatment in 15 Years

Each year, approximately 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma in the United States. A patient’s life expectancy after being diagnosed depends on a variety of factors, including the person’s age, the type and stage of mesothelioma, and the date of diagnosis. Patients who are young and strong enough to receive surgery generally live longer than most victims, but the disease is always...

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More Technology Means Earlier Mesothelioma Diagnosis

More Technology Means Earlier Mesothelioma Diagnosis

Mesothelioma is one of the worst diseases someone can have because of the latency period involved. For most individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma, treatment options are very limited or sometimes non-existent (depending on the type of mesothelioma) because by the time it is diagnosed, it is in the later stages. Those who are exposed to asbestos may not experience the effects of mesothelioma...

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