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How Many Victims of Mesothelioma Served In the Military?

How Many Victims of Mesothelioma Served In the Military?

There are several occupations in which individuals were at significant risk of asbestos exposure over the years. Unfortunately, many of those who were exposed and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma were members of the United States Military. According to research, roughly 30% of all mesothelioma victims served in the military. These veterans worked in various capacities during their careers,...

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Doctors Develop New Mesothelioma Evaluation Tool

Approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. Sadly, there is a 2-year survival rate for this disease because it can take decades for noticeable symptoms to develop; in fact, the “average age for a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis is 72,” according to Cancer.Net. Developing a treatment plan is one of the greatest challenges in treating a patient’s mesothelioma symptoms....

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Why Is There a Latency Period with Mesothelioma?

Why Is There a Latency Period with Mesothelioma?

It can be difficult for many individuals to understand their legal rights when diagnosed with mesothelioma, especially when they are not quite sure when they contracted the disease and what exposure caused it. This is because there is a latency period associated with mesothelioma. For anybody who may have been exposed to asbestos, one of the most important things is getting early detection and...

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Conrail Loses Asbestos Case Against Ex-Railroad Worker

Asbestos & the Railroad Industry The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) banned the use of asbestos and asbestos- products in the late 20th century to abide by the EPA’s Clean Air Act and the Asbestos Ban and Phase Out Rule. What many American’s don’t realize is that is the railroad industry continued to order parts and equipment that contained asbestos long into the...

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