The First Week Of April Kicks Off National Asbestos Awareness Week

Mesothelioma: Preventable Enemy

Every year, approximately 2,500 Americans are diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers. All too often, family members have lost loved ones to this horrific form of cancer, and were unaware that measures to receive substantial compensation were already in place.

While asbestos has been eliminated from the manufacturing of many products, it is still being used in the United States today in construction and transportation products. This reaffirms the reason why it is so important to document the occupational history in future cases. Retrieving this information for mesothelioma cases is important because it makes us more aware of what industries and professions are placing workers at risk for this lethal disease.

There are many forms of cancer that can derive from genes, diet, smoking, etc. But when cancer is a result of poor building maintenance at an office, or an apartment or through negligence, this is where it would behoove anyone to seek legal representation. It is of paramount importance that employers, landlords and others maintain a safe working and living environment.

If you or anyone you know has been stricken by this horrific disease, it is imperative that you seek counsel immediately. Mesothelioma is a very serious disease that is brought on by preventable negligence. Contact the law offices of Mazur & Kittel at for more information.