Causes of Mesothelioma

Asbestos Is the Only Known Cause 0f Mesothelioma

The only known, confirmed cause of mesothelioma is exposure to and breathing in of asbestos fibers. It is important to know exposure to small amounts of asbestos can lead to this serious medical condition.

Minimal Asbestos Exposure Causes Mesothelioma

In approximately 80-90 percent of the mesothelioma cases there is a history of asbestos exposure. There is a dose-response relationship, i.e., the more exposure an individual has to asbestos the more likely it is that a mesothelioma will develop. Small amounts of asbestos can cause a mesothelioma. There is a latency period from the first exposure of the asbestos to the development of the mesothelioma. This latency period can be 40 to 60 years from first exposure to asbestos to when the mesothelioma develops.

Despite evidence of its risks and medical research dating back to the 1930s, millions and millions of people — in a vast range of occupations, and even in their homes — continue to be exposed to asbestos. People associated with the construction, steel, textile, automobile, power and other industries are at risk. In addition, the families of these workers and people unrelated to these occupations also have a risk of asbestos exposure. We have represented workers, spouses and even children of workers who developed mesothelioma.

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