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The copper industry is one of the largest industries in Arizona, with manufacturing and textiles coming in just after it. These industries contribute greatly to the state's economy and exports, and are a great source of jobs as well. However, people who have worked in any of these industries were put at great risk, and still may be in danger. The reason for this risk is asbestos the harmful material that was embedded in building materials and just about everything else for more than a century. When its harmful effects were recognized, beginning in the the late 1970s, the government began regulating its use. Still, millions of people have been put at risk for the deadly cancer mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos-laced materials for years on end.

Mesothelioma develops because of asbestos fibers becoming embedded in the delicate tissues of the lungs, the heart, or the stomach. It is usually found in one of the three areas, but can be in two or more. The fibers are inhaled or ingested, and cannot then be expelled by the body. The asbestos fibers cause the affected tissues to fill with fluid, scarring sensitive tissues. Mesothelioma is a slow moving cancer; it may take years even decades following exposure for a full-blown tumor to develop. Because the tumor is inside an organ, and because the symptoms of mesothelioma are often confused for symptoms of other respiratory conditions, this rare form of cancer is not usually found until it has progressed to a deadly point. Too often, people find out they have a severe case of mesothelioma cancer when it's far too late to operate, and when traditional treatments may have become ineffective.

If you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing symptoms such as breathing difficulties, chest pain, hoarseness or wheezing, or a persistent or bloody cough, see your doctor right away. He or she is the only one who can run the tests necessary that will determine if you have mesothelioma.

Although mesothelioma is a general term used to describe the three different types of mesothelioma that can develop. These types include:
Pleural mesothelioma - the most common form of mesothelioma, affecting the lung tissues known as mesothelium, and the tissues lining the chest cavity
Peritoneal mesothelioma - the second most common type of mesothelioma. It affects the organs in the abdominal cavity. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of all mesothelioma cases are of this type.
Pericardial mesothelioma - the most rare type of mesothelioma cancer; affects the tissues of the heart.

Asbestos has caused thousands of people to die of this deadly cancer, and the fatality numbers are expected to rise in the next decade. If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced Arizona mesothelioma lawyer or attorney to help you begin your fight. Although nothing can be done to reverse the cancer itself, the help of an attorney can allow you to recover compensation and damages for your suffering, and help you defend your rights as an employee. Mesothelioma is a tragic and difficult cancer to fight, and you might have grounds to file a lawsuit against the responsible parties for your condition.

Your Arizona mesothelioma lawyer/attorney should frequently discuss your case with you and advise you of your rights for compensation and damages. When hiring a lawyer, make sure that he or she has a proven track record of fighting and winning mesothelioma lawsuits. There are a number of law firms in Arizona that work specifically for people like you. Based on his or her experience, your lawyer should be able to estimate the amount of compensation and damages you can expect to receive as well. Give your family a secure financial future by contacting a Arizona mesothelioma lawyer/attorney today.


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