New CDC Report: Increase in Mesothelioma Deaths in Women

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released potentially disturbing new data regarding an increase in the number of fatal malignant mesothelioma cases among women. In a report that was released on May 13, 2022, the CDC states that the number of deaths due to mesothelioma in women “significantly increased” from 489 in 1999 to 614 in 2020.

New Studies on Mesothelioma Treatments & Quality of Life

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. While patients suffering from this disease often face a grim prognosis, they must also make some tough choices regarding their treatment options. It’s sometimes difficult to weigh a treatment’s potential effectiveness against its likely impact on quality of life.

Two recent studies have provided additional insight into the value of taking a customized, preventative approach to mesothelioma treatments and how treatment choice may affect a patient’s quality of life.

Asbestos Exposure in the Navy

Out of all United States military branches, the United States Navy's veterans have the highest risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. All veterans who have been diagnosed and whose diagnoses have been attributed to asbestos exposure during the time they served in the military can get treatment and benefits through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and may be entitled to compensation through VA claims and asbestos trust funds.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits: Types, Timelines, & Settlements

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are wondering about taking legal action, one thing is for sure: you need an experienced asbestos lawyer in your corner to secure the settlement you deserve. An experienced attorney will also represent you if there is a trial and ensure you see the justice and compensation you deserve as a victim of asbestos exposure.

This guide will cover some key points regarding mesothelioma lawsuits, including timelines, statutes of limitations, settlements, and more. 

Possible Asbestos Exposure for Steel Mill Workers

When you think of asbestos-related illnesses and the people who are most at risk, steel mill workers may not be the first group to come to mind. After all, asbestos is not used at all in the actual steel-making process. Nevertheless, steel mills rely on heat, including furnaces and ovens, and are at risk for fires. For these reasons, asbestos was once used extensively throughout the mills.

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