Simply put, asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. It is the strongest link.
Today, we know from studies done by medical researchers have shown that asbestos fibers can be easily inhaled, ingested or infiltrate the human body through pores on the skin without detection. We know that slowly, over the course of three to five decades, fibers which become lodged in the linings that surround internal organs have a tendency to mutate the cells of those linings and ultimately develop into the cancer known as mesothelioma.
The Impact Of Asbestos Exposure
The dangers of asbestos exposure were well-known and for 50 years after the first asbestos lawsuit was filed in 1929, very little was done to protect the American public.
Our lawyers have handled thousands of asbestos and mesothelioma cases. They know how and where to look for evidence of exposure. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this disease — don't hesitate to call or contact our firm for a free consultation today.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., we have been fighting to obtain justice and compensation for mesothelioma victims since the mid-1990s. As a result, we are familiar with the link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma and we are committed to achieving a favorable result on your behalf.
Other Possible Causes For Mesothelioma?
While the connection between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma is clear, approximately one out of every three cases of the disease has no clear cause. In these cases, researchers have been able to identify neither direct nor indirect sources of exposure. This indicates that there may be other substances and exposure risks that can lead to the development of mesothelioma. But no other clear connections between the disease and a known substance have been identified.
Learn More About Asbestos And Mesothelioma
For answers to other questions you may have about the lung cancer known as mesothelioma, its connection to asbestos or how our attorneys can help — contact us by email, or call us at either of our two Pittsburgh office numbers: 412-281-7229 or 866-273-1941. Besides Pennsylvania, we assist asbestos victims in West Virginia and throughout the Eastern United States.