Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer caused by exposure to the toxic substance asbestos. Every year in the United States, an average of 3,000 people receive a mesothelioma diagnosis. Annual deaths from mesothelioma total about 2,500. Although preventing asbestos exposure from a negligent party can be difficult, people in South Carolina can be more aware of common exposure sites.
Losing a spouse can be a devastating experience. When the death was caused by the negligence of others, the experience can be even worse. That's exactly what one woman claims happened to her husband, who developed and ultimately succumbed to lung cancer. She has since brought a lawsuit against his former employer, seeking compensation on her husband's behalf through asbestos litigation.
We recently published a SlideShare discussing mesothelioma, and better response to treatment and longer life expectancy among women diagnosed with the disease. Please view the slides to learn more.
Workers in South Carolina typically expect that the only thing they will have to worry about while at work is just that -- work. People should not have to worry that their employers might be concealing important health information from them. Unfortunately, a group of out-of-state workers say they were subjected to that exact problem, and now have to worry about the future effects of asbestos exposure.