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It’s hard to put into words the pain and suffering that so many of our visitors have endured over the years from being diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer. We post these real comments in hope that you will be encouraged in some way. The Mesothelioma Help Center is grateful that we have been able to help many families get experienced legal help. If you would like to add your comments please fill out our contact form.


Recent Mesothelioma Exposures Reported to our Mesothelioma Help Centers:
Visitor Comments on Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Hello, my mother has just recently been diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. She is 62 yrs old and lives about outside of Indianapolis. I am beginning to do research for her to see if we should pursue litigation. Please advise. She is in poor health due to some other health issues and I'm afraid we don't have much time. Thank you.” - Elizabeth R. Indianapolis, IN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Linda was diagnosed with mesothelioma on her left lung and clear cell tumor on her right kidney in may of 2007. On 9-19-2007 DR removed Linda's left lung, the linings and part of diaphragm.” - Linda C. South Lancaster, MA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"I am filling this out for my father who has worked at Wabash Alloys. He is retired now but he did work there when he tested positive for Asbestos but never filled out any papers or anything. Dad is now having a hard time breathing and is on medicine that he has to take to help. The doctors said his lungs are gone. I have told dad he should be getting compensation for this but Dad knows very little about what to do. What can he do to get the right papers and things filled out to get the help he needs? It is hard for him to take care of his bill and the doctor said it is only going to get worse." - Thomas O. Wabash, IN

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"I had a routine chest x-ray and my doctor said I had asbestos damage to my lungs." - Coleman B. Calera, AL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”68 year old female, ex-husband worked in insulation business, dying of abdominal mesothelioma. Confirmed by pathology report. This is my mother in law and I am an attorney myself. I prefer to talk to an experienced mesothelioma attorney.” - Melinda P. Villanova, PA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My mother worked for the school system where there was exposure
of asbestos was in the school as custodian. She was diagnosed in 1996 with
lung cancer where she passed in 1999 and I was wondering if I could possibly
have a case." - Paula R. Lumberton, NC

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"I am a clinical social worker working with a woman who recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma in September. My client is 50 years old and does not know when or where she may have been exposed to Asbestos. She has stage IV Mesothelioma and will begin chemotherapy next week. She is married and has a daughter. I would like to speak with an attorney to discuss the options and resources available to her before I present her with the possibility of a lawsuit. I would appreciate an attorney calling me to discuss this case. From my minimal research, it seems that my client will die within one year or sooner. I feel very compelled to do something to help her and I would like to speak with someone from your office soon. Thanks." - Amy M. Allen, VA

In the mid 1920s, an English doctor made the first diagnosis of asbestosis, and this was followed by a study which showed that 25% of English asbestos workers showed signs of a related lung disease.

Mesothelioma: Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"This is for my father who is still living but his quality of life for the past 10 years or so have been terrible. Unfortunately he has been working. If you can call it that, with a company recommended attorney and has gotten very little. For some reason, he would receive a check now and then over a period of a couple of years and to my knowledge, none over a thousand, others a hundred here maybe two or three other times. It's been a joke really, so I'm hoping that before he dies, he will be able to see something more for all he's gone through He is in the hospital now with advanced stages of COPD due to his exposure to asbestos while working at a steel plant in Huntington WVa. I don't think Dad's gotten any money for a year or two...it's as if they are waiting for him to die. Is there anything you can do? Thanks for listening." - Carolyn H, Frederick, MD

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My mother-in-law 84 was exposed years ago, possibly from working in a factory. She is in a stage 4 cancer. We found out after a tissue biopsy. We met with the oncologist on 2/13/04. They told us it was from asbestos." - Kelley D. Hilliard, OH

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My father worked for Government Services Administration as a warehouseman from 1947 10 1981. he was a forklift driver who moved around raw materials that the government used. One of theses materials was asbestos. He was diagnosed with mesothelioma last month. He is given under6 months to live." - Teresa M, Lititz, PA

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"I was diagnosed with Mesothelioma on May, 5, 2004. I have worked for over 25 years at a paint factory in a Chicago suburb. I felt a lot of pain in my chest this past January and had an x-ray to determine if anything was wrong. The x-ray showed nothing. I felt progressively worse and my breathing was labored so I had another x-ray in late April. This one showed a massive amount of fluid in my left chest cavity. I was told to go to emergency to have it treated. They removed about 1 liter of fluid from my left side but would not take all the fluid. I then sent to another specialist who took out the rest of the fluid (another liter)and conducted a biopsy of the tissue around the lining of my left lung. The result of the biopsy was that the entire bottom half of my left lung had Mesothelioma. They used a procedure called a "talc" to re-attach the top of my left lung and re-inflate it, but nothing could be done to re-inflate the bottom due to the scar tissue from the Mesothelioma. I would like to talk to a lawyer with offices in the Northwest suburbs about this situation." - George R, Des Plaines, IL

Pleural Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My 79 year old father was diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma on March 22, 2004. A biopsy, cat scan, x-ray, and blood work were performed. The Cancer is inoperable as it has totally covered his left lung and penetrated into his lung. He worked for the Navy Ship yard, was in the Navy for the Korean war, and worked a couple more years in the Navy shipyard when he got out of the Navy. We also lived in a house for approx. 22 years that had blown in insulation that I believe also is a source of asbestos. He has had 5 radiation treatments and now is waiting for 3 weeks before they take another chest x-ray to see if that has done anything. Please contact me via email as that is the best way to contact me." - Cindy R. Chesapeake, VA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My father was a plastering contractor in the 40's, 50's and60's. He died of coronary thrombosis in 1968. He kept all plastering materials in our garage on a daily basis. My mother, age 82, was just diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma this past week. There are nine children and we have been advised to be screened for this disease." - Anon P, LaPorte, IN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My dad was admitted to Saint Barnabas Hospital in Livingston N.J. Two to three weeks ago and within one week was diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. Within one week of his diagnosis, before treatment could even be started he passed away. He was a licensed plumber for appoximately 50 years. We just received the death certificate which stated his primary cause of death was malignant mesothelioma. My family has been devastated with this quick loss, and would like to know what if anything can be done for my family." - Ramon W. West Orange, NJ

Peritonal Mesothelioma: Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"Diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma, Surgery on April 21,2004 to remove the omentum. This is where the gross part of the disease was located but I still have what was described as many seed like areas throughout the mesentery. Will be starting Chemotherapy in about 4 weeks after recoup from surgery. I was exposed to asbestos at the work place and would greatly appreciate any information." - George M, Lowell, MA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My Mother has just recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma after surgery performed on a mass in her abdomen on February 27, 2004. Earlier test suggested the presence of mesothelioma. Mother is in ICU in coma after going into cardiac arrest following surgery."- Linda M, Lowell, SC

The first use of asbestos dates back to 2500 B.C., when it was used as a wick material for oil lamps and also in pottery making.

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"Follow-up CT from a pleurisy case revealed lesions in my left lung that were biopsied and determined to be Mesothelomia. I have had asbestos contact through Merchant Marine service and other sources."- Gilbert M, Chattanooga, TN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"Are benefits still available for those who are diagnosed with Meothelioma. I have symptoms and plan to get a doctor to check me."- Paul J, Charlotte, NC

Plueral Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"Father just diagnosed with plural mesothelioma, died 1 week later. He worked as plant engineer, maintenance worker, boiler operator etc.. all his life. We want justice against those responsible for giving him his death sentence. Mother is still alive and we are putting together his work history, medical history, contacts of co workers etc...."- Ed H, Perham, MN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My father died from asbestosis of the stomach, I have been diagnosed with asbestosis, and are getting cat scans down every 6 months." - Christine C, Wheeling, WV

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"I am writing for my sister who is now deceased. Her name was Janice Milton. She passed away at the age of 50 years old. She was a school teacher in a school for about 25 years, a school that is now shout down and boarded up because of Asbestos. I would love to talk to someone who would be interested in this case, I will tell you the complications of the case." - Beonca, M, Boulder, CO

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
"My father worked at a motor repair for 32 years. We lived across then street from it. They would burn the asbestos off the motors. His is what he died from. He told me to go and see about it. I used to watch him at work. I need to find an attorney and where I can be tested for this. I am having problems breathing now. Is there any thing I can do about it for myself." - Sharon T, Theodore, AL

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Worked with asbestos, asbestos related products, and silica while aboard a navy vessel during the Vietnam conflict. VA stated you have a diagnosis now to prove sickness. They (the VA) said to get a lawyer.” - Larry R. Monroe, LA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“My father was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2001..I believe that it may have been more to it...He worked in construction for 30 years and suddenly was sick and passed in 2002.”- Edwin S. Headland, AL

In the mid 1920s, an English doctor made the first diagnosis of asbestosis, and this was followed by a study which showed that 25% of English asbestos workers showed signs of a related lung disease.

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“I worked directly with asbestos for 15 years and now have server COPD (Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) with signs of mesothelioma on my last cat scan of my lungs.” Dan W. Lockport, NY

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
My father in law was in the Navy in the engine room for 4 years. He also worked for the Army Corp of Engineers on dredges and he worked in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in the Gen dept.”- Robert M. Philadelphia, PA

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
“Have most symptoms listed on this site. Positively exposed, need to be tested, very scared! How do I go about being diagnosed? Please reply.” - John G. Port Byron

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Don't know for sure where I was exposed. I have malignant spindle cell neoplasm sarcomatoid mesothelioma.” Can you help me?”

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”My husband has been ill since 2001 - declared disabled at the age of 49 (he's now 53) - he has numerous health problems. I just now looked at the symptoms of Mesothelioma and realize that several of them match the problems he has. He worked in Jacksonville, FL shipyards from 1973-75 and was then in the Navy aboard the JFK 1976-78. No doctor has mentioned anything about this disease nor did I know anything about it in order to ask that it be looked into. I do have numerous x-ray reports for an attorney to see.” - Leslie N. Macon, GA

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I am not sure I have this illness or not, I have been and am sick all the time. No insurance been in the hospital many times and the dr's say there is something wrong with me however they are not sure what it is. I wanted to start out by finding out how to get tested to know if I have been exposed, or there is a possibilty I do have this cancer. I am not sure of the exact dates and times I was exposed, but I have all the symptoms and I would love an answer to why I am sick all the time and how to go about finding out how I can be tested.” Perry B, Toccata, GA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”MY HUSBAND DIED IN ASBESTOSIS LUNG CANCER IN NOV. 30,2000. HE WORKED IN NEWPORT NEWS VIGINIA SHIPYARD IN 1949-1959. IN 1986 DR. IN GREENVILLE NC PITT COUNTY HOSPITAL DIAGNOSE HIM WITH ASBESTOSIS. IN FEB.2000 HE SUFFERED A LUNG CANCER AND DIED IN NOV.30,2000. I HAVE ALL THE PAPERS AND HIS BIOPSY SINCE FEB.2000 UNTIL NOV.30,2000 ALL THE CAUSE OF IT WAS ASBESTOSIS LUNG CANCER. I KNOW THE STATUTE OF LIMITATION BUT ON HIS CASE I KNOW THERE IS AN EXCEPTION ADJUSTED IN MY HUSBANDS CASE AND I AM READY NOW AND ALL PAPERS ARE READY. I HOPE I CAN TALK TO A LAWYER SOON AND WANT TO TALK PERSONALLY. IT IS VERY PERSONAL THAT I RATHER TO TALK TO A LAWYER PERSONALLY AND I CAN SHOW ALL THE PAPERS THAT IT NEEDED. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.” - AVELINA S. WASHINGTON, NC

Through 2003, more than 700,000 People have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies. These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks.

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My dad died from this (mesothelioma). I would like to know if I should be checked for mesothelioma. I have also worked where there has been asbestos materials for many years.” - Steve W. Wayland, NY

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer due to asbestos exposure. Served in the United States Navy in the 60's duties and job responsibilities included working in the ships boiler room and continued his occupation after the military working in boiler rooms, engineering plants and ship salvage yards.” - Frank M. Stafford, VA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Dad just died 10 days ago from Asbestos in his lungs. He had his lungs drained over Thanksgiving from the pericardium. They were almost full. We are seeking help to know our legal options to help our mom. Thank you for the information you have on this site. It was very helpful for us to understand mesothelioma better.” Bob B. - New Jersey

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“I worked as a pipefitter, boilermaker, and in conditioning my whole life. I had a spot removed from my lungs that fits into the articles on your website. Dx with hardening of the lungs/asbestosis after an HRCT and prescribed O2 24/7. Also had a biopsy a month ago but never got the results so I am guessing they were negative. CA exposure while in the Navy between 1948-1952 in Mare Island Naval Shipyard and San Pedro Shipyard. Worked in the boiler room on the USS Twining. I would appreciate a call back. Thank you.” - Herman K. Pennsylvania

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Worked in the boiler room of a Naval Destroyer in 1949-1951. Worked at John Deere DM, Iowa for 30 years .CT scan positive for asbestosis. On oxygen continuously decreased quality of life.” Paul C. Des Moines, IA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Mother worked at hospital where there were asbestos problems. Many people got cancer who worked at the same hospital. I would like to talk with a lawyer about my moms potential wrongful death case.” - Martin E. Texas

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I received confirmation that I was exposed to asbestos in the school where I was teaching. I started showing symptoms in 2002-2003 school year. It was not disclosed the exposure was indeed to asbestos until March 2007. I have been demonstrating signs of the exposure with various medical issues through the years. Since receiving documentation confirming direct exposure I have scheduled a visit with a toxicologist in Cleveland Clinic for proper testing and pathology. Please refer me a law firm that may be interested in taking my case. Thank you.” -

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My brother worked as a longshoreman for 40 plus years in the bay area. He passed away April 14 of this year. Please contact me to tell me about a wrongful death lawsuit. Thank you in advance.” - Reotha Y. Mc Gregor, TX

It is estimated that 27.5 million Americans were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979.

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I worked as a mechanic between 1968 and 1975. We use to blow the dust off the backing plate with an air hose. The brake dust would be every where. We also used steel wired brushes to clean some of the brake parts that were covered with Asbestos.” - William D. Davenport, FL

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”As a young man, I worked at The Ford Aircraft Plant, and The Pullman Company handling asbestos powder at times. I also sided homes with asbestos siding. I am having a PET scan tomorrow, have had a cat scan with contrast as proof that asbestos has scarred my lungs. I am 77, and live on social security, and not a lot of it. I am getting sicker from this illness, and would like to get some compensation for medical expenses.Thank You for your time.” - Charles P. Portage, IN

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I am retired form the Navy. I was exposed to asbestos in the shipyard in Philadelphia, Pa. In 1980. I have been diagnosed with COPD and asthma of which neither existed prior to 2005. I am a smoker but I do believe that the COPD was caused by asbestos and only aggravated by the smoking. Thank you.” Richard H. Maben, MS

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I was exposed to asbestos when I worked at Paine Field, Everett, WA in asbestos abatement. I need to know what my legal rights are and how I exercise them.” - Joe M. Mukilteo, WA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My mother was a school teacher, life long non-smoker. She had one lung removed. She was disabled due to this until her death on November 22, 2007.” - Alan J. Grand Haven, MI

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Diagnosed with asbestosis, extensive plural plaque with calcification, worked @ Pittsburgh corning @ Tyler, Texas plant somewhere 1962 and 1963. Also worked in the air conditioning and heating field from 1965 thru 1995.” - James H. Pasadena, TX

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father died from Mesothelioma and we also believe one of his doctors was at fault. He died almost 6 years ago. Is this worth pursuing or is it too late? My mother has wanted to pursue, but it was very hard for her. Thank you.” - Dawn M. Hampton, NJ

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I have been given a terminal asbestosis pulmonary fibrosis and the DOE has just awarded me all my medical expenses paid but no monetary compensation. They have denied me a more quality life with my wife and what time I have left. My wife has had to take on the primary roll of financial and healthcare provider. This is very hard for a man to accept who has always taken care of his family himself. Please tell me that you can help me give my wife a less stressful life and a little time to spend with me until I am gone.” - Hoyt G. Belleview, FL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”A Des Moines surgeon discovered mesothelioma tumors in my wife's peritonea while conducting surgery to remove a colon cancer about a year ago. Those two tumors were removed. Then another was found in April, 2007, after she'd undergone chemo and radiation follow-up treatments for the colon cancer. That tumor was finally removed at the Creighton University Medical Center in September. We've learned that there's a possibility of a lawsuit to help pay some of the costs associated with treatment. Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated.” - Michael L. Ankeny, IA

An estimated 1.3 million employees in construction and general industry face significant asbestos exposure on the job. Heaviest exposures occur in the construction industry, particularly during the removal of asbestos during renovation or demolition. Employees are also likely to be exposed during the manufacture of asbestos Products (such as textiles, friction Products, insulation, and other building materials) and during automotive brake and clutch repair work.

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father recently had a CT scan of his lungs and the report indicated mesothelioma. We really didn't know what to do next. We live in Texas and any lawyer referrals you can make would be appreciated. Thank you.” - Gail C. Rockport, TX

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Mother-in-law was recently diagnosed with Mesothelioma last week. She is 84 years of age and was probably exposed in the mid 1960s working in either in the basement of some campus buildings at Indiana University or in an RCA factory.” - Kathy P. Bedford, IN

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”On Board the USS Valley Forge during 1948-1952 I had 3 plural effusions (drawing of fluid) from Apr. - July and then had a VATS procedure with a talc attachment done on my right lung in Billings, MT. on July 6, 2007. At that time biopsies were done and came back with diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma.” - Richard H. Powell, WY

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”DIAGNOSED WITH ASBESTOSIS DEC.2006 4 YRS BOILER TECH. 1969-1972 US NAVY SHIPS 5 YRS. 1974-1979 ALLIED CHEMICAL (HONEYWELL) SOUTH POINT, OHIO 3 YEARS ASHLAND OIL KENTUCKY AND OHIO BOILER TECH AND INSULATOR OPERATOR PLAQUEMINE LA.METHANOL PLANT EXPOSED AS A CHILD IN LA WHILE WORKING WITH FATHER ON OLD CARS FORDS CHEVY BRAKES.” - James H. Denham, Springs

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Was diagnosed with asbestosis in 2003. Started having problems recently. Dr. ordered test. Shows he has cancer in Lungs rib cage and spine. He worked at ABB/ALSTOM
for 30 years many of them in the shop and was around asbestos.” - John R. Chattanooga, TN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My husband passed away 1994 with this mesothelioma, Is what his doctor said instead of black lung so is it to late now to file a claim on this? He worked around this everyday tearing down houses and buildings and we also had the asbestos shingles on our house.” - Bonnie A. Glouster, OH

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Exposed at World Trade Center cleanup site.” - Jim G. Pittsburgh, PA

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I worked in a textile mill for about 16 years, also I worked in a cabinet shop that had asbestos in it. I have all symptoms. How or where do I go get tested for mesothelioma?” - Juanita C. Jacksonville, FL

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Mesothelioma apex of left lung attached to chest wall and chest lymph nodes. Need help.” - Inez B. Augusta, SC

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My doctor has not said what my diagnois is only have seen him once, Was in the Navy from 1951 to 1955 serving on destroyers all of my hitch. worked as a pipefitter for 30 years at Morton salt. went to my pulmonary doctor last week, he said as he was looking at my chest x-rays he said pointing to the mass in my left lung, he said that is all asbestos. He put me on nebulizer with 2 meds twice a day. Looking for information can you help?” - Vern M. Hutchinson, KS

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I am a retired professional firefighter after 28 plus years on the job in various hazardous atmospheres including asbestos. Recently have been suffering from shortness of breath and chest pain. Can you help with testing?” - Charles S. Mattoon, IL

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I was recently hospitalized for pnuemonia, which was what they called it. After seeing your examples of mesothelioma I now think I was diagnosed wrong. Also, I worked for the railroad for many years and was involved with an extreme amount of asbestos. Any help with this would be appreciated.” - Michael D. Mancelona, MI

Asbestos fibers are strong, durable, and resist heat, acids, and friction. They are virtually indestructible. Because of these useful physical properties, asbestos fibers were often combined with other materials for use in thousands of industrial, maritime, automotive, scientific and building Products.

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My dad was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer after fluid found in his lungs from a recent surgery and they said it might have been caused by asbestos found in the home he was living in for years. Please contact me for more info and if there is anything you can do. Thank You.” - Catherine B. Sacramento, CA

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I am being monitored by veterans hosp in Seattle WA. I have not gotten a final diagnosis. Please refer me to a lawyer for help.” - Jerrold, D. Duvall, WA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father died in the spring of 2007. He was diagnosed with cancer caused by asbestos in Detroit, MI. I believe two doctors said he had cancer caused by asbestos. He worked for Chryslers in Detroit, MI as a boiler room engineer in the mid./late 50's. I have not seen the pathology reports but he was starting to proceed with investigating into a law suit but his cancer progressed very quickly before he could do anything about it. His neighbor also said his doctor told her when visiting him in hospital that he had cancer caused by asbestos.” - Mary N. Madison, WI

Asbestosis: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Recently diagnosed with Asbestosis. Worked with making Vinyl asbestos tile back in the 70's.” - Bruce G. Southport, CT

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”SERVED AS E-1- E-5 ON BOARD NAVAL VESSELS OF 1940 VINTAGE AS A MACHINIST MATE. IN THE HOLE, WORKED ASBESTOS 18 HOURS A DAY FOR M0NMTS AT A TIME . FOR 36 MONTHS IN A ROW. NEED HELP!” - James M. San Diego, CA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father was diagnosed with asbestos maybe 15 yrs ago. I have a lot of respiratory problems and recently had a CT which showed dependent atelectasis which I understand can be from asbestos exposure. Please inform me if this is true and what to do.” - Patricia K. Plant City, FL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”For the last 31/2 years my mom haves been in and out of hospitals with lung trouble. They have been doing operation on her treatments on her and saying that she had a decease that they could pin down. Now we took her to a bigger hospital and they said it was mesothelioma and that she might have 2yrs.” - Wilma L - Marietta, OH

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My brother worked for the city of East Chicago, IN and was in their chemical treatment plants in water and waste water. Exposed to building and chemicals used to treat the situations.” - Kenneth M. St. John, IN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Worked on Navy ship 1956 -1958 and in private industry shipyards from about 1958 to 1967. He suddenly developed shortness of breath due to pulmonary effusion over the holidays, requiring 3 thoracenteses to drain. Biopsies done 1/21 returned positive for mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure by pulmologist.” Diane C. Seattle, WA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Dad died from it (mesothelioma) in May. Mom needs help, she is losing home.” - John A. Houma, LA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father died 6/15/1974 of cancer. He mixed asbestos with his hands as a part of his job in the Maintenance Depart of Alabama Power Co, Georgas, Alabama. He was the fifth per on the same job to become ill and die within 6 months. All of cancer.” - Charlotte R. Cordova, AL

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. What are my legal options?” - Scott T. Montgomery, AL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I worked in a Flour Mill from 1949 - 1998. The Mill was built with Asbestos-cement Pipe and Thermal Insulation (pipe, block & cement). The Mill was very enclosed with few windows and dust was present 24 hours a day 7 days a week. I believe the Mill was built around 1920.” - James Z. Omaha, NE

Asbestos is classified into many different types, which include; chrysotile (white asbestos), crocidolite (blue asbestos), amosite (brown asbestos), tremolite, anthopyllite, and actinolite.

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Self-employed plaster contractor for 30 years. Prior to that worked with asbestos (adding it to a mixer of cement) to put on housing walls.” - Joe R. Oxnard, CA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My husband has been working the Railroad for 33 years. He was sick two weeks ago with a pain in his stomach and we found out that he has this cancer. The doctors told us that the railroad used asbestos in some of the walls of the trains, ropes, etc. We were shocked, we need legal advice. Thank you.” - Julie A. Freeport, IL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My wife was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Sept of 1970 and passed away in September of 2007 after a long stay in the hospital.” - Ronald D. Hattiesburg, MI

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My brother was diagnosed with late stage mesothelioma at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago in Feb 2007. He passed away at 55 in April. He had no indication he was so sick until the last couple of months. He grew up in Montana, went to college in Washington and Iowa. We have no idea where he was exposed.” - Diane W. Miami, FL

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My father passed away July 14, 1983 from this disease. Dad was exposed during his time in the Army Air Corp during World War 2 in a New Jersey shipyard. I know it has been a very long time but is there a statute of limitations on this since it caused his death? Please advise.” - Julie W. Helana, MT

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”Exposed to asbestos room boiler pipe insulation, ceiling tile and asbestos floor tile; as well as mold while working or a company which ailed to provide safety equipment. I have been being treated by the University o Iowa Hospitals since 2000 or bleeding lungs. My condition has vastly worsened. Thank you.” - Tim M. Independence, IA

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”I have been exposed many times to asbestos dust filled compartments on old destroyers. When ever they fired the big guns the compartment that was my General Quarters station would fill with the dust from the insulation on wires and ducts. I have difficulty breathing and with oxygen absorbsion.” - Fred Q. Marshfield, MO

The first known asbestos lawsuit was in 1929 in New Jersey.

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
”My Wife's Uncle was diagnosed with it (mesothelioma) around Christmas time last year. He was in the Navy for Twenty years and then he worked at a ship yard in Norfolk VA. Current He is in a Hospital Around Paduka, KY Area and the Doctors are giving him less than Two weeks to live... Can You Help???.” - Terry O. Millington, TN

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
What state(s) were you exposed?: Sarnia Ontario Canada
”Diagnosed with Pleural Plaque and spots on the lungs. Worked at Imperial Oil (division of Exxon) in Sarnia Ontario for 35 years as a janitor, process engineer and crane operator. I know I was exposed to asbestos for the first 20 years I worked there. Can you help?” - James L. Saint Clair, MI

Mesothelioma Symptoms: Yes - Asbestos Exposure: Yes
”I have been an auto tech since 1973 and been doing brake and clutch work since. Although I have no diagnosis I am not a smoker and have many symptoms associated with asbestosis and was exposed on a continuing and daily basis.” - Thomas W. Kelseyville, CA

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
Husband just got diagnosed with mesothelioma on Friday. I have a pathology report. DR said that he needs to start chemo ASAP. He has a pathology report and exposure was at the Exxon Mobile Plant in TX. Please help us find a lawyer here in Texas.” Deborah B. - Texas

Mesothelioma: Have you been diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“I talked with Ken. He worked as an ironworker in MN. He has had his lungs drained 3 times. He thought it was pneumonia. DR told him that he has mesothelioma and ordered bio for tomorrow. Need to know my legal options.” - Kennneth L. Duluth, MN

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes - Have a Pathology Report: Yes
“Mother worked at hospital where there were asbestos problems. He said many people got cancer who worked at the same hospital. He would like to talk with a lawyer about a potential wrongful death case.” - Martin E. - Texas

Mesothelioma: Relative Diagnosed: Yes
“My husband worked for Southwest Marine Shipyard in the years of 1992 to 1994 he passed away 9-18-07. This was in San Diego, CA. Was he exposed to asbestos? Could that have caused his liver and stomach cancer?” - Kathleen M. Sacramento, CA


What Should I do if I suspect that I may have Mesothelioma?

If you have evidence of Mesothelioma disease, you may be entitled to compensation for your illness. The laws involve a statute of limitations, or time limit, to file a claim. We recommend that you talk to an attorney about your situation.

Statistics from the National Cancer Institute show that around 4000 cases of this Malignant Mesothelioma are reported each year in the United States , and this figure is on the increase.

It is thought that around eight million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos over the past half a century, and many more cases - approximately 300,000 - are expected to be reported in the next 25 years.

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New Mesothelioma Cases

It has been well documented for many years that asbestos exposure can result in the development of deadly cancers, particularly Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos. It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.

There are currently about 3000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed per year, mostly in men over the age of 40.

About 4,000 People die each year from Mesothelioma. During the 20th century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards and commercial buildings in the U. S.

More than 700,000 people have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies.

These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks. It is thought that around eight million people in the United States have been exposed to asbestos over the past half a century, and many more cases - are expected to be reported in the next 25 years.

We have helped people with mesothelioma cancer for more than six years on the Internet. The Mesothelioma Help Center is designed to give you quick & simple answers about mesothelioma treatments, asbestos exposure, mesothelioma diagnosis, mesothelioma symptoms, mesothelioma doctors, and we can refer you to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer in who has successfully settled mesothelioma cases.


Those dealing with asbestos and mesothelioma face a number of challenges, including the tremendous costs of treatment. If you were unknowingly exposed to harmful levels of asbestos, you have legal rights and there is help available for you.

Deciding which law firm to represent you and your case is very important. Choosing the right law firm will also be important to your settlement. You are entitled to an experienced mesothelioma law firm who has a track record of success in asbestos lawsuits.

It is not uncommon for there to be 10-20 parties that are named in a asbestos lawsuit that are located across the United States. For example, a worker in California may have been exposed to asbestos from asbestos products shipped from Libby, Montana or from an iron ore plant in St. Paul Minnesota. This is why it is very important to obtain an experienced asbestos mesothelioma law firm that knows all of the companies in each state who have responsibility for your asbestos exposure.

If you are a grieving family member or executor of the will of a person who has died from asbestos-related disease or mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a claim as well.

We help with you file Mesothelioma and Asbestos-related claims in each state

Call us toll free at 800.291.0963 or use quick contact form located at the right of this page and we will contact you within 24 hours.

 
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Mesothelioma Symptoms

The most common Mesothelioma symptoms are the following:

Recent onset of shortness of breath (31%)
Recent increase in shortness of breath (30%)
Chest pain (43%)
 
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