There has been a lot of buzz in the media lately in the Southern California and particularly with Mesothelioma Attorneys San Diego law firms. Why is everyone talking about mesothelioma is my first question. It sounds like a medical condition so why are attorneys often talked about when the subject of mesothelioma comes up is my second question and my third question is what is it?
I’ll address the third question first. Mesothelioma is a face moving cancer that attacks the lungs. It has recently been discovered that this cancer is caused by asbestos which is a construction and building material that has been used for years as insulation for wiring and such. Why would construction workers use this if it’s so deadly? It’s actually not deadly if undisturbed and it’s extremely strong and a great insulate, which is why they preferred to use it in the olden days. When this asbestos fiber becomes airborne, it can get into the lungs through breathing and that’s when it can cause cancer.
Why are Mesothelioma Attorneys San Diego law firms mentioned when this subject comes up? Because this material causes cancer, there have been many lawsuits filed and won in mesothelioma cases. The victims and cancer patients didn’t have a choice in most cases and were exposed to this cancerous airborne with their consent. For this reason, attorneys have gotten involved.
Because the symptoms of this cancer sometimes doesn’t show in the body for several years after being exposed, we are now only hearing about it in the last few decades.
If you feel like you have been exposed to asbestos please contact a mesothelioma attorneys Sand Diego law firm AND a medical professional for a consultation to learn about your rights and treatment options.