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The 1860s saw a dramatic expansion of the asbestos industry. Its use in various products and materials grew. Workers were exposed to the dangerous substance in mass numbers for the first time.
Asbestos was used in many materials during World War II due to its fire-resistant qualities. At this time, manufacturers knew that asbestos could cause sickness or death, but they hid the facts from the public.
In 1989, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expanded the 1970s ban of spray-applied asbestos-related products set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Companies that made and sold asbestos products knew the deadly health risks of asbestos exposure. However, they sold their products anyway, putting their profits ahead of workers’ lives. When the public finally learned the truth, asbestos manufacturers were forced to pay billions of dollars in legal compensation to current and future asbestos victims. Today, you can seek justice from these companies if asbestos exposure caused your illness.
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Millions of innocent civilians and military members were exposed to asbestos throughout the 20th century. From construction workers and tradespeople to Army and Navy veterans, asbestos victims were innocent citizens just trying to earn a living. Sadly, their jobs put them at risk of developing asbestos-related diseases.
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Asbestos exposure has caused devastation and tragedy to millions of families around the world. It is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a deadly and rare cancer. There is no cure for mesothelioma — only life-extending treatments.
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Victims of asbestos exposure can take action now to demand justice for their suffering. Treatments for asbestos-related diseases are expensive and require ongoing appointments. If you have an asbestos-related diagnosis, call the Mesothelioma Justice Network. Our team will review your history and diagnosis and work with you on the next steps to justice.
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Pleural mesothelioma is the most common form of mesothelioma. It develops in the linings of the lungs (pleura) after inhaling asbestos fibers. Pleural mesothelioma is a serious and aggressive cancer, but catching it early on can improve your chances of long-term survival.
Peritoneal mesothelioma is the second most common form of mesothelioma. It affects the tissue lining of the abdomen (peritoneum). Breakthrough treatments, including a combination of surgery and direct chemotherapy, can help extend your life.
Pericardial mesothelioma is the rarest and most fatal form of the disease. It affects the lining of the heart. With the poorest prognosis of all three, pericardial mesothelioma is hard to treat, but knowing the symptoms can help you get diagnosed and treated sooner.
It is possible to live with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma treatments can greatly improve your survival time and quality of life. Working with a mesothelioma medical team is the best way to manage symptoms and keep the disease in check.
No military branch used asbestos more than the U.S. Navy and its warship building program. U.S. Navy shipbuilding and sailing veterans ran the highest risk of asbestos exposure and account for the majority of veterans with mesothelioma.
The Marine Corps works cooperatively across all U.S. military branches. Marine Corps veterans were at risk of asbestos exposure on land, sea and air when the material was used in vehicles, ships and aircraft throughout the 20th century.
Army veterans faced countless threats protecting our rights during combat. They may also have been exposed to asbestos through the Army’s vehicle and building assets. Active duty members continue to be at risk overseas today.
The skilled men and women of the U.S. Air Force fought for our liberty from the skies. Many of them were not aware of the deadly threats present in their aircrafts, which were heavily constructed with inflammable asbestos products.
Like the Navy, Coast Guard veterans were also exposed to asbestos from products used to build ships. They were also exposed while working on aircraft. Coast Guard veterans continue to be diagnosed with mesothelioma today.