The Canadian Respiratory Journal recently carried a research article titled, “Risk Factors of Mortality from All Asbestos-Related Diseases: A Competing Risk Analysis.” The authors of the study had found no prior research into mortality rates for asbestos-caused diseases. Assessing hundreds of patients from Barcelona, Spain over a four-decade period, the team completed the first-known mortality assessment for asbestos-caused diseases.
The link between asbestos and mesothelioma is clear, as is the link between asbestos and several other cancerous and non-cancerous diseases. Asbestos exposure can result in serious ailments including:
Although asbestos is not the only cause of mesothelioma, it does account for the majority of cases. The researchers chose Barcelona as its location because of the known asbestos exposure within the community. They identified 167 deceased persons as suffering asbestos-related diseases.
Of the deceased, nearly sixty percent had mesothelioma. Another twenty percent had pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Their research verifies what most researchers have found in the past – that asbestos is very likely to cause mesothelioma.
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease, contact a Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyer at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler. To schedule an initial consultation, contact us online or call 215-569-4000 or 800-369-0899. For more than three decades we have served the people of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia County.