Mesothelioma Statistics

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.

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Asbestos Trust Funds and Mesothelioma Claims

Asbestos manufacturers of products and materials have admitted fault and set up trust funds to compensate workers for their asbestos exposure. There is more than 30 billion dollars in 60+ asbestos trust funds for patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. If you know someone who has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma contact us to learn more about your legal rights for compensation.


If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease such as Mesothelioma you have legal rights and may eligible able to recover compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds. 


Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Asbestos Trust Funds have a strict 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.

Veterans Eligible for Asbestos Trust Fund Settlements

Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. 


There are approximately 25 million veterans in the U. S. Military United States.


U.S. Navy Ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of ships until 1980. Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1930-1980. 


Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cements, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk head walls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.


Military personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, shipfitters, technicians, welders and civilian contractors.


1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.

 

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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Highest Risk Trades

High Risk Trade Workers Mesothelioma

  25 Million People are at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma!  

Asbestos Jobsites

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   70-80% of people who develop Mesothelioma have worked on job sites!   

Asbestos Products

Asbestos Product Lawsuits

   3,000 Asbestos containing products were used in the U.S.   

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits

   Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.   

Military Trade Workers

Military Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuits

   There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.   

Asbestos Companies

Asbestos Companies Mesothelioma Lawsuits

   Asbestos Companies have put 25 Million People at Risk for Mesothelioma!   

Mesothelioma Medical Information

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits

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

Mesothelioma Diagnosis?

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

Mesothelioma Treatment

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3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.   

Women and Mesothelioma

Women and Mesothelioma

Nearly 1 in 4 Diagnosed Mesothelioma Cases Each Year are Women.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

Mesothelioma Survival Rates

The average life expectancy is 12-21 months after a Mesothelioma diagnosis.  

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits

   There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.  

Mesothelioma Legal Information

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Mesothelioma Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlement

   Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.  

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Mesothelioma Claims Lawsuits

   About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage for their asbestos exposure. 

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Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos Trust Fund Lawsuits

   There is more than 30 billion in asbestos trust funds. Find out if you qualify today.   

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