Asbestos cancer statistics have been steadily increasing since 1965. According
to leading reports, asbestos cancer deaths from 1965-1999 totaled around
259,000, which averages out to about 4,000 deaths per year. Ever since
1965, there has been a steady increase of 400 to 500 annually. Fast forward
to the mid-1990s, and unlike in the 1960s where we were seeing about 4,000
annual asbestos cancer deaths, we are now seeing approximately 9,700 asbestos
deaths per year.
Why do asbestos cancer diagnoses seem to be increasing?
The main reason we are seeing a steady increase in asbestos cancer diagnoses
and deaths is the latency period of asbestos cancer. Generally, it takes
anywhere from 15 to 40 years after first exposure to be diagnosed with
asbestos cancer. Because asbestos was used predominantly in the 1920s
to 1960s, the people who were exposed during this time are beginning to
symptoms. One assessment projected that between 1999 and 2030 there would be approximately
166,000 asbestos-related deaths.
Asbestos Cancer Treatment
Asbestos cancer treatment can be expensive, racking up over a million dollars
in medical bills easily for some patients. This is why asbestos litigation
is so crucial. Without compensation from the companies responsible for
the exposure, asbestos cancer victims would not be able to get the treatment
they badly need and deserve.
Worthington & Caron, PC has connections with top doctors and facilities
that are participating in
clinical trials that could help you if you were recently diagnosed with asbestos cancer.
We connect you to these top physicians and the best possible treatments
because we know what is truly important to you. Our patients want hope
– they want to live.
Contact us today if you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with
asbestos cancer, also referred to as mesothelioma.