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Mesothelioma Facts & Statistics

Quick Overview of Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics

The primary cause of Mesothelioma is inhaling, ingesting or swallowing airborne asbestos particles.

Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics

There are about 3500 diagnosed cases of Mesothelioma each year in U. S.

The average latency period for a Mesothelioma diagnosis is between 10-50 years.

More than 15,000 Americans will die from asbestos caused disease each year in the U.S.

Each year, more than 14,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed worldwide (3500 in U.S.)

37,000 Americans have died from Mesothelioma cancer From 1999 to 2013.

About 90% of Mesothelioma patients reported shortness of breath as their first cancer symptom.

1 in 3 U.S. Veterans Will Be Diagnosed With an Asbestos-Related Disease in Their Lifetime!

1 in 125 U. S. males will die of Mesothelioma or an asbestos caused disease that live over the age of 50.

Pleural Mesothelioma (lungs) accounts for 70% to 90% of all Mesothelioma diagnosed patients.

There is no cure for Malignant Mesothelioma cancer.

The average age for a malignant Mesothelioma patient is 73 years old.

Malignant Mesothelioma primarily occurs in patients between the ages of 55-75.

The 3 main treatments for malignant Mesothelioma are chemotherapy, radiation & surgery.

75% of Mesothelioma cases are attributed to men over the age of 65 (American Cancer Society).

More than 125 million Americans have been exposed to asbestos in their workplace.

Asbestos was used in over 3,000 consumer products through 1980.

More than 30 million tons of toxic asbestos was used in U. S. during the 20th century.

11 million people were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1978 (National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Workers exposed to asbestos are 7 times more likely to die of Asbestos caused disease than the general population.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations


Statutes of Limitations is the period of time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit.   The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.  The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure.  

An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

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