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Asbestos& Mesothelioma:
TheRelentlessKillers
Asbestos use is dropping, so why are thousands still
dying of mesotheliomaeve...
AtGori Julian& Associates, P.C., we
understandjusthow frightening a
mesotheliomadiagnosis canbe, which is
onereasonwhywear...
Surprise! Lawmakers
still haven’t completely
banned asbestos.
And even though asbestos use
has lessened since 1970s,
thous...
In fact, from 1999 to 2015, there were an
alarming 45,221 deaths linked to malignant
mesothelioma — with 5 percent more
de...
The Answer: Asbestos-
Related Diseases May
Not Appear For Decades
Sadly, asbestos-related medical conditions can take
year...
Mesothelioma Deaths Broken Down By Age*
Source: Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality – United States, 1999-2015,Report
publish...
Are Certain Individuals More At Risk?
Yes, if you have ever worked in one of these professions in the
past, you may be at ...
Even today, asbestos continues to be a
problem for certain professions —
particularly construction workers.
In fact, an es...
So Why Are
Construction Workers
Still At Risk?
Because asbestos can still be found in many homes
— meaning it can be relea...
Common Places Where
You Can Still Find
Asbestos In The Home
• Ceiling tiles
• Floor tiles
• Roof shingles
• Wall and ceili...
Women Are Also At Risk Due To
Secondary Asbestos Exposure
Secondary exposure occurs when
workers in certain industries —
i...
There Are Legal Options
Available For
Mesothelioma Victims
Depending on your circumstances, your legal options may
include...
Time May
Be Running
Out — So
You Need
To Act Fast
The law limits the
amount of time you
have to seek
compensation for
your...
We hope these slides provide you with some useful
information.But if you would like to learn more about
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Asbestos & Mesothelioma: The Relentless Killers

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Even though asbestos use has dropped dramatically since the 1970s, thousands of mesothelioma victims continue to die every year — with no end in sight.

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Asbestos & Mesothelioma: The Relentless Killers

  1. 1. Asbestos& Mesothelioma: TheRelentlessKillers Asbestos use is dropping, so why are thousands still dying of mesotheliomaevery year? MORE THAN $3 BILLION RECOVERED FOR OUR CLIENTS Presented By © 2017 Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters. December 2017
  2. 2. AtGori Julian& Associates, P.C., we understandjusthow frightening a mesotheliomadiagnosis canbe, which is onereasonwhywearecommittedto providinguseful informationaboutthis deadlydiseasetoourclients andthepublic atlarge. So, if youareinterested inlearning more aboutwhypeople arestill being diagnosed withmesotheliomaeven thoughthereis supposedly less asbestos being usedtoday, weencourageyoutoreadon.
  3. 3. Surprise! Lawmakers still haven’t completely banned asbestos. And even though asbestos use has lessened since 1970s, thousands of individuals are diagnosed with asbestos-related medical conditions such as mesothelioma every year.
  4. 4. In fact, from 1999 to 2015, there were an alarming 45,221 deaths linked to malignant mesothelioma — with 5 percent more deaths in 2015 than 1999.* So if asbestos use is dropping, why does the number of mesothelioma deaths remain high? Source: Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality – United States, 1999-2015,Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC),March 3, 2017.
  5. 5. The Answer: Asbestos- Related Diseases May Not Appear For Decades Sadly, asbestos-related medical conditions can take years to develop, which is why many of today’s mesothelioma victims are older individuals who were exposed to asbestos when they were younger.
  6. 6. Mesothelioma Deaths Broken Down By Age* Source: Malignant Mesothelioma Mortality – United States, 1999-2015,Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC),March 3, 2017. 36,366 deaths – 65 and older 138 deaths – 34 and younger 8,717 deaths – 35-64
  7. 7. Are Certain Individuals More At Risk? Yes, if you have ever worked in one of these professions in the past, you may be at risk of developing mesotheliomadue to asbestos exposure on the job. • Construction worker • Auto mechanic • Electrician • Plumber • U.S. Navy personnel • Coast Guard personnel • Shipbuilder • Shipyard worker
  8. 8. Even today, asbestos continues to be a problem for certain professions — particularly construction workers. In fact, an estimated 1.3 million construction and general industry workers continue to be exposed to asbestos.* U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registration, ATSDR Case Studies in Environmental Medicine – Asbestos Toxicity, 31, https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/asbestos_2014/docs/asbestos.pdf (January 2014)
  9. 9. So Why Are Construction Workers Still At Risk? Because asbestos can still be found in many homes — meaning it can be released during home projects such as a remodeling or renovation.
  10. 10. Common Places Where You Can Still Find Asbestos In The Home • Ceiling tiles • Floor tiles • Roof shingles • Wall and ceiling patching compounds • Insulation around hot water and steam pipes • Siding/cement shingles • Caulking and joint compounds
  11. 11. Women Are Also At Risk Due To Secondary Asbestos Exposure Secondary exposure occurs when workers in certain industries — including construction — bring asbestos fibers home from work in their clothes and hair, thereby exposing family members to asbestos.
  12. 12. There Are Legal Options Available For Mesothelioma Victims Depending on your circumstances, your legal options may include one or more of the following: 1. A lawsuit againstthe party responsible for your asbestos exposure 2. A claim againstan asbestos bankruptcy trust 3. A claim for veterans benefits
  13. 13. Time May Be Running Out — So You Need To Act Fast The law limits the amount of time you have to seek compensation for your injury or illness, so you cannot afford to wait.
  14. 14. We hope these slides provide you with some useful information.But if you would like to learn more about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, please visit our website and read our recently publishedwhite paper titled, “Asbestos: The Relentless Killer”. In it, we discuss in detail the issues addressed in this presentationas well as other important asbestos-related matters. © 2017 Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. All Rights Reserved. Design and editorial services by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.

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