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Mesothelioma Facts & Statistics

Here is a 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 the asbestos-caused disease each year in the U.S.


Each year, more than 14,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed worldwide (3500 in the 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 Are Diagnosed With an Asbestos-Related Disease in Their Lifetime,


1 in 125 U. S. males will die of Mesothelioma or asbestos-caused disease that lives 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 three 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.


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


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

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30 Billion in Asbestos Trust Funds!

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Veterans Mesothelioma Diagnosis & Asbestos Trust Funds

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


Veterans diagnosed with  Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. Get a free consultation from an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to know if you have a valid legal claim today.

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Navy Mesothelioma

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Navy veterans account for 16 percent of all asbestos-related lung diseases.

Air Force Mesothelioma

Air Force Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos materials were used to build aircraft and construct Air Force bases.

Army Mesothelioma

Army Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

Asbestos was used in thousands of Army vehicles, brakes, gaskets and insulation.

Coast Guard Mesothelioma

USCG Coast Guard Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

The Coast Guard used the same asbestos-containing equipment as the Navy.

U. S. Marines Mesothelioma

US Marines Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

American Cancer Society report - Asbestos was found in old Marine Corps barracks.

Retired Veterans

REtired Veterans Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

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

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

Mesothelioma Settlements

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

Statute of Limitations

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Each state has a strict statute of limitations to file your asbestos lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds

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

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Mesothelioma Medical Information

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Mesothelioma primarily diagnosed in Veterans between the ages of 55-75 

Mesothelioma Treatment

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

Mesothelioma Symptoms

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

Secondhand Exposure

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Diagnosed Mesothelioma rates are higher among spouses of asbestos workers.

Mesothelioma Survival Rate

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Life expectancy for a mesothelioma patient is 12 – 21 months after diagnosis.

Asbestos Lung Cancer

Asbestos Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims

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