LegalView Updates Mesothelioma Information Blog with Details of Ohio Prisoners' Exposure to Asbestos

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LegalView readers were recently informed of a Ohio prison, opened in 1966, that had tested positive for asbestos after prisoners from the jail sent samples of insulation to a lawyer. Asbestos fibers and dust can cause an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma.

are routinely forced to remove asbestos or work with asbestos without training or protection, your source for everything legal on the web, has updated its mesothelioma blog, alerting readers to an Ohio prison that has tested positive for asbestos. Chillicothe Correctional Institute, which was opened in 1966, had tested positive for the presence of asbestos after prisoners secretly sent insulation and dust found in their housing areas to an outside lawyer, who sent the materials to a lab for testing.

Asbestos fibers and dust are the cause of an incurable form of lung cancer known as mesothelioma. The cancer takes anywhere from ten years to a few decades to develop and the symptoms are similar to other illnesses, so an individual is often misdiagnosed and unaware of their fate. Asbestos had been used in the construction of homes, government buildings, schools, and offices among other structures before it was discovered to have been the root of mesothelioma cancer. To receive an attorney consultation on the specifics of an asbestos exposure case it is important to contact an experienced mesothelioma law firm who can offer a referral.

Of the 37 prisoners who claim to have been exposed to the asbestos, 33 are current inmates of the prison, while four have since been released. The prisoners have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court, CV0015, stating that not only are they being exposed to asbestos, but that inmates "are routinely forced to remove asbestos or work with asbestos without training or protection," according to the lawsuit.

Individuals who feel they too have been previously exposed to asbestos should contact a medical professional as well as an attorney. Another illness that is similar to mesothelioma in its seriousness is Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis (NSF). NSF is a rare illness associated with individuals who are already suffering from kidney disease and are receiving gadolinium dye during magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) tests. NSF causes a patient's skin to harden, especially around the joints, and eventually becomes so hard and stiff that a victim cannot even move their appendages. If you or someone you know suffers from this illness contact an NSF lawyer specializing in this illness to learn about what can be done to provide relief from such a debilitating disease. Additionally, if an individual is the victim of a construction accident or traumatic brain injury, use LegalView's practice areas to find more information on how to reach a construction accident attorney or a brain injury law firm to receive a consultation on potential compensation.

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