Our Baltimore asbestos claim attorney is proud to join in spreading awareness about mesothelioma during Mesothelioma Awareness Day. Mesothelioma Awareness Day was started in 2004 by volunteers from the Meso Foundation to help bring more attention to mesothelioma.
During Mesothelioma Awareness Day, we encourage you to help spread awareness by sharing it on your social media pages. Also, the Meso Foundation encourages everyone to “paint the world in mesothelioma awareness” by wearing blue on this day.
Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that, currently, doesn’t have a cure. Mesothelioma attacks the linings of lungs, heart, abdomen, or testicles. It is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers which can be released when working with asbestos. Asbestos is a natural compound that is very heat-resistant so it has been used in commercial applications for over a century.
While employers were warned that asbestos could be harmful, many employers didn’t protect their employees and continued to allow them to be exposed to the compound. Because of this tens of thousands of American workers are now suffering with mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one are suffering with mesothelioma, there may be steps you can take to get compensation from your negligent employer. Our Baltimore mesothelioma attorney, Matthew E. Kiely, can help you determine if you have legal recourse to file a lawsuit. Contact us today to discuss your case. Call us at (410) 625-9330.