Going to work is something that most Americans do everyday without even considering that their employers could be exposing them to dangerous environments. Unfortunately, many employees in Minnesota, and all across the United States, who worked for companies that exposed them to asbestos or asbestos-containing products, are now facing unexpected consequences. Today, thousands of workers are now suffering the dangerous, and often deadly, effects of mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma has become more well known in recent years as the number of people suffering from it has increased. It is a rare type of cancer that attacks a protective sac surrounding internal organs. A majority of the people who are diagnosed with the disease are those who worked in jobs in which they directly inhaled asbestos particles.
While mesothelioma tumors are not very common and this type of cancer is currently the cause of less than 1 percent of worldwide deaths from cancer each year, the number of those suffering from the disease is climbing. Each year, nearly 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma occur. Mesothelioma can attack different locations in the body, commonly the heart, lungs and abdomen.
When victims need help in Minnesota, they turn to Sieben Polk to get results. Sieben Polk is the only law firm in the state that handles litigation for victims of mesothelioma and has been doing so for over 30 years. Victims of mesothelioma and their families can find justice with the firm because its attorneys understand the disease and have years of experience in holding those responsible accountable for their actions. For more information about how Sieben Polk can help you, visit the law firm’s mesothelioma website.