LegalView Continues Drawing Attention to and Providing Resources for Victims of 'Man-Made Epidemic' of Mesothelioma with Planned Portal Re-Design

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Asbestos was banned for many uses in the United States in 1989, but it will continue to cause mesothelioma, a rare and deadly form of lung cancer, among the people who worked with it in the last half of the 20th century. In recognition of this ongoing public health crisis, LegalView.com maintains a free online repository of information about the causes, treatment and symptoms of this deadly disease, and has currently undertaken a complete redesign of this portal to better serve the public.

LegalView.com, a one-stop shop on the Web for everything legal, is proud to remind its readers that it maintains a free, comprehensive collection of information related to mesothelioma at http://mesothelioma.legalview.com/. The disease, a rare but deadly specialized type of lung cancer, is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral that was common in heavy industry until it was banned in most Western nations in the 1970s. In recognition of this ongoing problem, LegalView.com offers a complete collection of information on the disease at no charge. In recognition of the seriousness of Mesothelioma's disastrous effect on society, the LegalView.com Mesothelioma portal is currently undergoing a complete redesign that, once finished, will provide even more resources and information for victims of this tragically serious affliction. The redesign is slated to be up and running by the end of this month.

Mesothelioma is very rare, compared to most cancers; the New England Journal of Medicine reported in 2005 that it affects one out of every one million people, which is one-onethousandth the rate of conventional lung cancer. However, the disease is deadly, in part because it doesn't respond to conventional cancer treatments. Victims have an average of six months to a year to live after diagnosis. And unfortunately, the disease is 100 percent preventable, because it is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. In addition, a study by the RAND Institute for Civil Justice in 2002 showed that 27.5 million Americans were exposed to asbestos between 1940 and 1979. Many more who live and work in older buildings -- including Katrina and 9/11 rescue workers -- may continue to be exposed even today.

In response, LegalView maintains an online portal of information related to mesothelioma, at no charge to victims, their families and other concerned visitors. At mesothelioma.legalview.com, visitors can read factual original articles about the disease and its causes; newsfeeds bringing them the latest research and news on mesothelioma and asbestos; a glossary of related medical and legal terms; encyclopedia entries; and a blog dedicated to bringing readers the latest news on asbestos and mesothelioma. Anyone who believes they may have been exposed to asbestos in a work or other environment should consult with their physician to determine if they have any of the early-onset symptoms of mesothelioma. In the case that mesothelioma is present, victims and loved ones may want to discuss their case with an experienced mesothelioma attorney about the prospect of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

The comprehensive mesothelioma information portal is just one of many sites LegalView.com maintains on the legal issues that concern Americans. For example, visitors with other concerns related to occupational health can browse information that will help them find a construction site accident lawyer that can be helpful in evaluating any potential construction accident lawsuit. Others may prefer to check out LegalView.com's comprehensive collections of news and research dealing with traumatic brain injury information that can help readers with finding a brain injury lawyer. On any of the LegalView.com sites, LegalView.com offers factual information written for the non-expert, explanations of medical and legal terms that may not be familiar, videos and blogs examining their subjects in detail; up-to-date collections of government announcements; and more. And anyone who is considering legal action on mesothelioma or other legal issues is invited to use LegalView's free, nationwide attorney referral service.

LegalView.com is brought to you as a free public service by Legal WebTV Network, LLC, a Limited Liability Corporation created by a group of the nation's most accomplished law firms: Anapol Schwartz; Brent Coon and Associates; Burg Simpson; Cohen, Placitella and Roth; James F. Humphreys and Associates; Lopez Hodes; and Thornton and Naumes. For more information on the impressive accomplishments and track records of LegalView.com's outstanding sponsoring law firms and to get in touch with LegalView.com attorneys, visit http://www.legalview.com/.

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