Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mesothelioma Can Get You

We work for a living to support the family and to address our personal needs. We normally select a safe and well-compensated job. However, if this very job brings us fatal health problems, then, we face a tremendous burden.

Companies do have a social and legal obligation to keep their employees safe. But, if they place their employees in a detrimental condition, then, they rob the very rights of their workers.

This is the harsh reality of workers who died of mesothelioma. This is a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. This is very fatal since workers who are exposed to this substance experience latent symptoms. They only notice their health problem when their symptoms have aggravated already. Consequently, they have a year or less to survive. Other patients who are diagnosed in the early stages of the disease have greater chance of survival because of medical treatment.

Asbestos is a name given to a group of fibrous materials. Asbestos has very unique physical qualities, it was termed the "miracle mineral" because it could add strength to products and resist fire. For this reason the use of asbestos in commercial products became very common. Asbestos was frequently found in insulation and fireproofing, car brakes, cements and joint compounds, floor tile, and pipe coverings.

Asbestos' fiber is 50 to 200 times thinner than the human hair. Consequently, this fiber can stay afloat for a longer period of time and can be breathed into the lungs. This may cause serious medical conditions like asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. Normally, asbestos affects the industry of mining, construction, military, manufacturing, chemical processing, demolition, automotive and railroad.

So, if you, your loved ones or friends have been exposed to asbestos, call a Mesothelioma Lawyer. Protect your loved ones from this unwanted health risk. You work to live, not to die. So, call now, before it is too late!