Have you ever worked with or have you ever been exposed to asbestos? If you answered yes then you may be at risk for developing malignant mesothelioma and you may want to talk with an attorney to learn about your legal rights. Although malignant mesothelioma can appear in either men or women at any age, this disease occurs more often in men and your risk for developing malignant mesothelioma increases with age.
Malignant mesothelioma is a form of cancer which affects the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a membrane that covers your internal organs and allows your organs to easily glide by adjacent structures. Malignant mesothelioma can cause your mesothelium to grow beyond control, potentially damaging nearby organs.
Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products, including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. If tiny asbestos particles float in the air, especially during the manufacturing process, they may be inhaled or swallowed, and can cause serious health problems such as malignant mesothelioma.
Malignant mesothelioma is not simple to diagnose. Click here for more mesothelioma information.