What Is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is one of the most aggressive and deadly forms of cancer. It’s caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral used in thousands of products, including ceiling panels and floor tiles in homes and businesses, steam pipes, water heaters and car brakes.
When your loved ones find out they have this terrible disease, they may only have a few more years to live.
Who Gets Mesothelioma?
People who have been exposed to asbestos in their jobs are at risk of getting mesothelioma. The largest categories of victims are construction workers, Navy veterans and shipyard workers, and auto mechanics. Workers in schools and offices can also get it.
When they bring asbestos fibers home on their clothes, their wives, husbands and children may get it too, from secondary exposure.
The problem is that they may not realize for decades that they were exposed to any cancerous materials. They may have been exposed to asbestos 40 or 50 years ago, when they worked a summer construction job or washed the clothes of their spouse.
Why Are We Doing This?
If we all come together, we can end mesothelioma.
We want to raise awareness and money for research so that we can stop this horrible disease from killing our loved ones.
People usually get mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos. Often, workers get it from being exposed through their jobs—construction, demolition, auto repair, remodeling, shipbuilding and maintenance. Anyone who has hobbies where they are exposed to asbestos, can get it.
Maybe you know an uncle or grandfather, a cousin, even your own father or a brother who had mesothelioma.
In the past, men were more likely to hold jobs where they were around asbestos. But nowadays, women can be exposed to asbestos just as easily—while serving in the military or working as part of a construction, demolition, or remodeling team. Or even from handling the clothes of a husband who does.
Sponsored by Weitz & Luxenberg P.C.
Victims of mesothelioma have been receiving help from Weitz & Luxenberg for more than 25 years. Our attorneys have forced the manufacturers of asbestos to compensate workers for making them suffer.
“However, there is no amount of money that can compensate for the life of your loved one. Hard working people have suffered and continue to suffer due to corporate greed. And we aim to help,” says Weitz & Luxenberg.
Massachusetts General Hospital has a novel approach to cancer immunotherapy. Their Vaccine & Immunotherapy Center research to stimulate immune functions is showing prolonged survival in initial tests.
“The money we raise through iWalk4MESO will help accelerate this research. Hopefully, prolonging the lives of mesothelioma victims and enhancing the quality of their remaining years.”
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