Cancer is a complex health condition, and a given case of cancer can seldom be accurately said to have a single cause. Nevertheless, the majority of scientific and medical evidence supports the idea that the cancer called malignant mesothelioma is caused by one thing above all others: asbestos exposure. Asbestos, a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral known for its durability, fire resistance, and insulating properties, was used in thousands of products during the 20th century, including construction materials, machinery, automobiles, and consumer goods.
Although asbestos was for all practical purposes banned in the early 1980s due to the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, many companies made and sold products containing asbestos right up until the ban, and countless workers continued to be exposed to asbestos by their employers despite the well-known risks.
The multitude of mesothelioma cases we see today are the result of this negligence on the part of these manufacturers and employers. If you are suffering from mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure, you may be owed compensation for the injury done to you due to this negligence. To obtain just restitution, contact the Johnson Law Group and talk to an attorney who specializes in cases of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure.