Men and Mesothelioma: When Dad is Diagnosed

On Behalf of | Jun 11, 2014 | Mesothelioma |

Did you know that more men than women are affected by mesothelioma cancers? Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, and it can take decades until symptoms begin to appear. For many individuals, it is their husband or father that is diagnosed with the disease.

Asbestos is all around us. The naturally-occurring fibrous mineral can be found within the earth all over the world, but most U.S. citizens are exposed at the workplace. Many industrial workers in asbestos and production factories were exposed to high levels of the substance at work until the EPA declared it a hazard to human health in the 1970’s.

While regulations have been put in place to ensure safety on the job, many older males are diagnosed with the disease everyday due to their past exposure, all those years ago. Mesothelioma patients are given an average of one to two years to live after diagnosis, making it a devastating situation for the patient as well as their family members.

If your father has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, do not hesitate to contact an experienced mesothelioma attorney today. Many family members of those affected are entitled to compensation for wrongful death, pain and suffering, and more.