Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that commonly affects the lining of the lungs or the chest wall.
It can also form in the lining of the pericardium (the protective sac around the heart), or in the lining of the abdomen. Mesothelioma is considered to be a very rare form of cancer, with about 3,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
The primary factor in causing mesothelioma is contact with asbestos which are types of silicate minerals. Up until around the 1970’s asbestos was extensively used in areas of insulation for construction projects and fireproofing. Asbestos becomes toxic when it is crushed or broken which then disperses tiny microscopic fibers into the air that can be inhaled or ingested by those who come into contact with it. This in turn can lead to development of mesothelioma and other serious conditions related to exposure to asbestos.
If you or a loved one has been affected by mesothelioma please contact our office at 303-999-9999 or www.boesenlaw.com to schedule a free consultation.