Although mesothelioma was recognised in the late 1700’s,
its association with asbestos was only linked in the
1960’s. The first cases were documented by J.C.Wagner,
describing 32 cases of workers in the "Asbestos
Hills" in South Africa. Since then, the relationship
between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure has been
confirmed in studies around the world.
The incidence of mesothelioma in the United States
remains low, with 14 cases occurring per million people
per year. A marked increase [300%] in mesothelioma in
males between 1970 and 1984, is directly associated
with environmental and occupational exposure to asbestos,
mostly in areas of asbestos product plants and shipbuilding
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is sponsoring
clinical trials designed to find new treatments and
better ways to use current treatments. For
more information on these trials: Cancer Information
People considering clinical trials may be interested
NCI booklet Taking Part in Clinical Trials: What Cancer
Patients Need To Know. This booklet describes how
research studies are carried out and explains their
possible benefits and risks.
Legal Action For Mesothelioma
If you or some one close to you has been diagnosed
with Mesothelioma as a result of Asbestos exposure,
you may consider legal remedies. If the mesothelioma
was caused by the negligence of an employer or organization
then you are due compensation. Whilst such action will
not cure mesothelioma, it will ensure that the expensive
treatment required for mesothelioma does not alter your
life nor the life of your loved ones.
Mesothelioma law is basically about being compensated
by the makers and distributors of asbestos.The best
way to get compensation is by hiring the right lawyer!
Other information and News About Mesothelioma
General Information on Mesothelioma
types of mesothelioma
Information and Resource Group [MIRG] - an organization
created to provide information about the disease, its
causes, its treatment and its personal and legal impact.
- information on mesothelioma
Mesothelioma Treatment Information
Web (MW) - consolidating the most up to date, concise,
mesothelioma medical information, contacts, and important
Cancer institute - information on mesothelioma.
for advanced cancer help.
Legal & Financial Support
latest news on asbestos and asbestos related lawsuits.
on mesothelioma with special emphasis on legal rights.
Support for Mesothelioma patients and their families.
Latest Research & Statistics
Center - Important news on mesothelioma
and Asbestos Blog
and reports site on mesothelioma and asbestos
wise statistics regarding mesothelioma
UK Statistics on mesothelioma