Is Mesothelioma Fatal?November 26, 2019
Nearly 3,100 mesothelioma deaths occur every year in the U.S. In fact, since 2009, mesothelioma deaths in the U.S. have increased by more than 23%.
This surge has happened despite the increased regulation of—and an overall decline in—asbestos use. What experts find just as perplexing is the fact that mesothelioma deaths are not just affecting those in their 60s and 70s. Younger people have been victimized by mesothelioma deaths as well. 1
Who Has the Greatest Risk of Mesothelioma Death?
The single greatest risk factor for mesothelioma is asbestos exposure, and for most mesothelioma patients, asbestos exposure occurs (or has occurred) at a workplace. That means that people work in certain industries will naturally have a greater risk of developing mesothelioma and, in turn, facing the possibility of mesothelioma death.
The top 3 industries with the most reported mesothelioma deaths include the:
- Construction industry
- Industrial and chemical industry
- Oil refinery industry
In terms of occupations, the top 5 jobs with the most reported mesothelioma deaths include:
- Plumbers, pipe layers, and pipefitters
- Managers of production line workers
- Construction managers
What States Have the Most Mesothelioma Deaths?
The 10 states with the most mesothelioma annually since 1999 include (in no particular order):
- West Virginia
- Rhode Islands
- Rhode Island
Mesothelioma Deaths: The Bottom Line
When it comes to mesothelioma, the bottom line is that the condition can clearly be fatal and that:
- Continued regulation of asbestos is necessary.
- Efforts should be made to minimize people’s risk of asbestos exposure in the workplace (or wherever exposure may occur).
- Families who lose a loved one to mesothelioma may have legal options for seeking justice.
Through a mesothelioma wrongful death claim, families can:
- Hold the liable parties accountable for their role in exposing a loved one to asbestos and contributing to the condition
- Secure financial resources to lay a loved one to rest and focus on healing.
If you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, get essential answers and advocacy by contacting the Amaro Law Firm.
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1: All statistics cited in this blog were sourced from data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).