In North Carolina, there may be victims of asbestos exposure who are unaware of their risk for mesothelioma. It is important to be aware of the risks, symptoms and signs of this potentially deadly disease. Victims of mesothelioma from asbestos exposure have the right to explore the option for financial compensation, making it important to increase awareness about the disease.
It is known that at least one-third of mesothelioma victims breathed the hazardous fibers while working in shipyards around the country. Other sources of asbestos exposure come from building materials, in factories or plants and even washing clothes with the fibers on them. There are safety measures designed to protect workers, but there are still North Carolina employees who may be at risk to contract this cancer.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that is very aggressive and moves quickly. Contact with asbestos can result in this disease growing the internal organs such as the heart, lungs and stomach of the victim. Unfortunately, many mesothelioma victims do not get diagnosed promptly because it can only be caught through blood tests. There are few treatment options for this illness and victims may suffer because there has been little research into a cure.
Asbestos is known as one of the most dangerous toxins, but there are people who have likely been exposed in the previous decades. Despite the health and safety concerns and regulations, it is still imported into the country in foreign products. Victims of this dangerous disease may have several legal options regarding financial recompense. Families of victims who have died from mesothelioma could also have an option for a wrongful death claim.
Source: nj.com, “Mesothelioma Awareness Day will be observed on Sept. 26“, , Sept. 4, 2014