Latency refers to the period of time between asbestos exposure and a definitive diagnosis for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has a decades-long latency period, which can make early diagnosis difficult. Latency periods can be longer if the asbestos exposure was low, or for a short period of time, while those who have experienced high levels of exposure over long periods of time will have shorter latency periods.
Even if you have just been diagnosed, a Marylandmesothelioma lawyer can help you get the compensation you need to cover the cost of your treatment.
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Mesothelioma Latency Periods Can Last Years
One of the biggest challenges to treating mesothelioma is that the early stages of the disease have few symptoms. Mesothelioma latency periods can often be 10 to 50 years in length. The duration of latency depends on a number of factors, including:
- duration and extent of asbestos exposure
- type of mesothelioma
Like nearly all cancers, the success of treatment is closely linked to early diagnosis of mesothelioma. With such long latency periods, it is very important to be aware of the symptoms of mesothelioma if you or a family member have ever been exposed to asbestos, or worked in a field where asbestos exposure is common.
If you would like to know more about mesothelioma latency periods, please contact The Law Office of Brown | Kiely, LLP today or call (410) 625-9330 to speak with one of our experienced Maryland mesothelioma lawyers.