Exposure to toxic chemicals and materials can do severe and long-term damage to any person who ingests them. We often talk about asbestos exposure on this blog, but the truth is that asbestos is just one of many harmful chemicals that can do irreparable damage to a person's health.
If your loved one has recently passed away from a serious illness that you suspect is linked to asbestos exposure, you likely have many questions that need to be answered.
It should come as no surprise to readers that mesothelioma is a devastating, aggressive and fatal illness. While many people who are diagnosed with this illness are older men who worked with asbestos decades ago, mesothelioma can affect any person at any age.
Mesothelioma is a truly devastating illness that affects many of the millions of people who have been exposed to asbestos. Despite the extensive research and testing that has taken place over the years, there is still no cure for mesothelioma.
Any lawsuit stemming from a serious injury or wrongful death has the potential to be very frustrating. The legal system itself can be much more complicated and slow-moving than people expect and there are many intricacies of the law that people without a legal background can find intimidating and overwhelming.
People who have served in the military often have to cope with injuries and illnesses related to their service long after they have left active duty. The physical, emotional and psychological toll of serving the country can be a battle that veterans and their families have to fight indefinitely.
In several posts on this blog, we have discussed the tragic toll that asbestos exposure can take on people's health. Unfortunately, many of the cases we explore and talk about here involve a person who has died as a result of an asbestos-related illness like mesothelioma. These illnesses can be devastating because they are often severe and can progress very quickly, leaving victims with few options for effective treatment. Sadly, many people pass away within a matter of months after being diagnosed.
People across North Carolina may be aware of the devastating situation that has taken place across the country in Libby, Montana. To inform people who may not be, the city was essentially a battleground for asbestos-related illnesses caused by a vermiculite mine just outside Libby. Thousands of people who worked in or near the mine and lived nearby ultimately got sick from exposure to asbestos contaminated materials, and 400 people have died as a result of asbestos exposure.
When people are diagnosed with a serious illness, they typically want explanations and information about what factors may have contributed to their condition. With all the advancements in technology and medicine, much of this information can be made available to patients.
One of the most devastating diagnoses that a person can get is cancer. If that cancer is also quite rare, it can be more upsetting because that could mean that it is not well understood and potentially very difficult or impossible to treat. That is typically the case when it comes to mesothelioma.