Denver, CO (PRWEB) October 10, 2007
LegalView.com, your complete online resource for everything legal on the web, is proud to inform readers that they can now find even more complete, accurate information on the circumstances surrounding the deadly cancer mesothelioma through its mesothelioma law information portal.
Mesothelioma is a very serious type of lung cancer that is almost always caused by preventable occupational exposure to asbestos, a building material that was extremely common in shipyards, construction and other heavy industry in the decades following World War II. Hundreds of thousands of American workers and service members were exposed to asbestos in the course of their jobs.
Because mesothelioma symptoms can remain dormant for decades after exposure, mesothelioma continues to appear in retired workers even today. As a service to victims of mesothelioma and anyone who may have been exposed to asbestos, LegalView.com is proud to announce the development of an ever growing resource devoted to exploring occupations at risk from asbestos, with many articles detailing how employees in certain occupations might have a higher risk of becoming a mesothelioma victim.
Since the early 20th century it has been commonly known among the scientific and medical communities that asbestos causes mesothelioma and other serious health problems. According to several U.S. government reports, documents exposed in the 1970s illustrated that the asbestos industry and the federal government knew for decades that asbestos was dangerous, but covered it up, fearing a legal backlash As a result, workers in industries that used asbestos heavily continued to be exposed, in some cases as late as 1990, with some workers still possibly being exposed today. Decades later, these workers are at a drastically increased risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. And unfortunately, mesothelioma is almost always deadly; victims have a median survival rate of six months to a year after diagnosis.
Visitors who would like to learn more about the legal issues surrounding mesothelioma, asbestos exposure and related health concerns are invited to visit LegalView.com's new mesothelioma legal help portal at mesothelioma.legalview.com.
Recognizing that mesothelioma will be a public health problem for decades, LegalView has established a collection of original articles on the disease; a glossary of terms; up-to-date news articles; FDA alerts; and jury verdicts and settlements. In addition to new features, such as detailed information about mesothelioma symptoms, causes, companies that used asbestos, as well as treatment resources. Also, visitors to the mesothelioma portal can utilize the free mesothelioma lawyer referral service to find a mesothelioma attorney in their state.
The mesothelioma portal is just part of LegalView's collection of free, comprehensive information on the legal issues important to Americans. Visitors with broader legal concerns can use LegalView.com's many information portals to help them find a construction accident attorney, a brain injury lawyer, or a auto accident.
Along with the attorney referral services for these different issues, readers can find original, factual and clearly written information; the latest news and research, including blogs dedicated to a specific legal issue; government information and releases; and guides to relevant legal and medical terms.
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