Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers
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Our mesothelioma attorneys have proudly represented mesothelioma victims and their families across the United States, including hardworking men and women in Arizona.
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Tons of asbestos were mined in the United States throughout the 20th century and used in many industries, including Arizona schools, universities, power plants, and mines.
Major cities in Arizona where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred at job sites include:
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Arizona
Our mesothelioma attorneys in Arizona are focused solely on mesothelioma cases, allowing us to be sensitive to the concerns of our clients suffering while navigating the unique legal aspects of these cases and maximizing each client's recovery. It is important to know that every state has its own laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred.
Arizona Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
There are a number of mesothelioma treatment centers and physicians in Arizona. The following are cancer centers in Arizona that specialize in the treatment of mesothelioma cancer. If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE to contact our client service team or call us at 800-300-2919.
|Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
13400 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, Arizona 85259
|University of Arizona Cancer Center
1515 North Campbell Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85274-5024
Arizona Mesothelioma Physicians
Linda Garland, M.D.
The University of Arizona Cancer Center
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Director Clinical Lung Cancer Program
Arizona Cancer Center
3838 North Campbell Avenue
Tuscon, AZ 85719
Dr. Garland’s clinical and research interests are in experimental therapeutics, with a focus on malignant diseases of the chest. These include lung cancer, mesothelioma and rarer mediastinal tumors.
Helen J. Ross, M.D.
13400 East Shea Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85259
Dr. Ross is a Thoracic Oncologist with the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Mesothelioma is a rare and very serious form of cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs, the stomach, the testes, or the heart. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
It often takes 10 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos before the symptoms of mesothelioma develop. This period of time is referred to as a latency period. Because of the latency period, the disease commonly affects men and women that are at least 50 years of age and that worked with asbestos between 10 and 60 years ago.
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Arizona Mesothelioma Facts
Today, the use of asbestos and the handling of asbestos materials are regulated in Arizona and the rest of the United States, but its use is not banned. It is recognized as a hazardous material and is monitored by OSHA and the EPA but exposure risks still exist. The United States still consumes 30 million pounds of new asbestos per year. Additionally, many old homes, factories, schools, warehouses, and commercial buildings still contain old asbestos products.
The average incident rate of mesothelioma in the United States is 1 / 100,000 - the state of Arizona has an incident rate that is below the national average.
There are a number of different jobs that caused a larger amount of exposure to asbestos on a more frequent basis. Below you will find today's employment numbers for several of these high risk jobs in Arizona:
|Occupation||2008 Arizona Employment|
|Teachers & Instructors||3,910|
|Mechanics & Technicians||15,960|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters||9,470|
Arizona Exposure Sites
Many of our clients are unsure of how they could have been exposed to asbestos. We have hired some of the best investigators in the business. Our investigators will track down who was responsible to help ensure that they can be held accountable.
Below is a partial list of Arizona buildings and job sites where asbestos exposure may have occurred. If you or a loved one have mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related injury, and wish to consult an Arizona mesothelioma attorney about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.