With a long history of helping asbestos workers diagnosed with mesothelioma fight for full and fair money damages for cancer treatment and other costs, Techmeier Law is proud to be on the front lines of this battle. As research continues and more awareness is brought to this disease, we continue to fight for the rights of Mesothelioma victims in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. As part of that mission, we bring you some information on the fight against Mesothelioma and how it is on the rise in women in particular.
While men were traditionally the most likely victims of Mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos in the military or certain jobs, recent studies have seen an increase in the disease among women, quickly closing the gender gap. Mesothelioma deaths among women are up 2 percent since 2011, a startling statistic that reflects the higher populations of women working blue collar jobs and serving in the military.
Asbestos, a naturally-occurring mineral, was used with great frequency in construction and manufacturing until the 1980s when its harmful effects were first identified. The fibers of asbestos, when airborne, are highly toxic, and inhaling or ingesting them can cause Mesothelioma cancer and other ailments. When asbestos use was at its peak, men were the primary gender in the workforce of the high-risk industries. However, recent research shows that secondhand asbestos exposure is a growing trend.
Because it can take 20-50 years from the first exposure to start showing symptoms, many cases of second-hand asbestos exposure are difficult to pinpoint. Women who may have washed the clothes of their spouses who worked in steel mills, construction jobs, or other high-risk occupations may have had consistent exposure to asbestos, and the damage may go unrecognized for many years.
It is a positive occurrence to see raised awareness of the unique challenges faced by women who are diagnosed with Mesothelioma. At Techmeier Law, our Mesothelioma attorneys continue to fight for the rights of those who were exposed to toxic materials and have been forever changed by this disease. We work hard to ensure that these victims are compensated and protected as they fight Mesothelioma.
Do you think you or a loved one may have Mesothelioma symptoms? Don’t delay, contact an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer. Techmeier Law’s experienced attorneys can walk you through the process of obtaining a settlement for your Mesothelioma case. Let us start fighting for your rights today. Contact us at 414-301-6993 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION.