We are especially passionate about protecting mesothelioma patients because we believe that this is a preventable cancer
Houston, TX (PRWEB) February 21, 2012
February is Cancer Prevention Month, and Shrader & Associates, LLP will campaign alongside many health groups to equip individuals and health providers with the information they need to be proactive. About one-third of cancer deaths in the United States are preventable when lifestyle and screening recommendations are followed, according to the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs. Knowledge about carcinogens, including asbestos, is another way for people to protect themselves, Shrader & Associates attorney Ross Stomel said.
“Screening for cancer can make the difference, because many people develop a cancer long before they notice any symptoms,” Stomel said. “The mesothelioma patients we represent often develop the disease over decades.”
Stomel said almost all cases of mesothelioma are caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that is dangerous because of its long, thin fibers that can embed and cause tumors in lungs’ lining. Mesothelioma, which is frequently fatal, can be nearly prevented when necessary precautions are taken to avoid exposure to asbestos.
In this case, manufacturers and employers play a large role in prevention, Stomel said. Manufactures have a responsibility to protect consumers of their products, and bosses to protect their employees. Negligence of these responsibilities can—and has—resulted in mesothelioma for consumers and our workers.
“We are especially passionate about protecting mesothelioma patients because we believe that this is a preventable cancer,” Stomel said. “Myself and the other attorneys at Shrader & Associates believe we can empower those whose health was unnecessarily risked.”
Anyone exposed to asbestos has a right to pursue legal action. Anyone who feels his or her safety may have been risked should accept a free complimentary legal consultation to learn more about their options.
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