What exactly is mesothelioma? In a nut shell, mesothelioma is an extremely deadly cancer caused solely by exposure to asbestos.

You’ve probably seen the commercials on TV. “If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma…” But what exactly is mesothelioma, and why does it entitle anyone to a “large cash settlement”? In a nut shell, mesothelioma is an extremely deadly cancer whose only known cause is exposure to asbestos. The makers of asbestos knew the dangers their product posed, yet marketed and sold asbestos anyway, willfully endangering anyone who worked with asbestos.

Because of this decision, 2000-3000 people each year are diagnosed with mesothelioma, sometimes up to 50 years after first exposure. Only a doctor can determine whether or not a patient has an asbestos related illness. If you or a loved one is concerned about possible exposure to asbestos, inform your doctor of any history with asbestos. Your doctor can diagnose mesothelioma through proper monitoring and testing.

Products that contained and may have exposed persons to asbestos include:

  • Auto Parts
  • Bricks
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Drywall
  • Insulation
  • Plaster
  • Roofing Materials
  • And more

Many jobs had an extraordinary risk for asbestos exposure, including:

  • Boilermakers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Electricians
  • Factory Workers
  • Firemen
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Machinists
  • Maintenance Workers
  • Mechanics
  • Members of the Navy
  • Millwrights
  • Miners
  • Pipe Fitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Refinery Workers
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Steam Fitters
  • Steel Workers

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, do not hesitate to contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at (800) 333-0000 today. For more information on mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, and how we can help, visit the Larry H. Parker Mesothelioma website.