Our mesothelioma cancer attorneys are proud to represent mesothelioma victims and their families across the United States, including hardworking men and women in Arkansas.
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Throughout the 20th century, tons of asbestos were mined in the United States and used in products across many industries, including Arkansas power plants, oil companies, schools and universities.
Major cities in Arkansas where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred at jobsites include:
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Arkansas
Our Arkansas mesothelioma law firm is focused solely on mesothelioma, allowing us to navigate the unique legal aspects of mesothelioma cases and maximize each client's recovery while remaining sensitive to the concerns of our clients suffering. It is important to know that every state has its own laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred.
Arkansas Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
The following is a medical center in Arkansas with experience 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.
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
4301 W. Markham St., #623
Little Rock, AR 72205
Arkansas Mesothelioma Physicians
Matthew Steliga, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery-Thoracic Surgery
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
Dr. Steliga specializes in thoracic oncology with an emphasis on lung cancer, esophageal cancer and other tumors of the chest and is experienced in minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He previously served as an instructor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Steliga completed his internship and residency in general surgery at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tenn. He also served as a resident in cardiothoracic surgery at the Texas Heart Institute in Houston.
He is board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, an associate fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Jason Muesse, M.D.
Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute building, 7th Floor
4018 West Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72205
Dr. Musesse is a fellowship-trained thoracic surgeon that sees patients in the Surgical Oncology Clinic at the UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and is an assistant professor in the Department of Surgery in the UAMS College of Medicine.
Muesse, a native of College Station, Texas, obtained his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Texas A&M University. He earned his medical degree at Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine in College Station and Temple, Texas. After serving his internship and residency in general surgery at Houston Methodist Hospital, he completed fellowship training in thoracic surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He also completed the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Graham Foundation Surgical Robotics Fellowship in 2017.Muesse specializes in the surgical treatment of diseases involving the chest, including the lungs, esophagus and chest wall. Muesse’s clinical interests include lung cancer, esophageal cancer, benign esophageal diseases including achalasia and paraesophageal hernias, chest wall resection and reconstruction, hyperhidrosis, and mediastinal tumors. He has strong interest in minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a candidate member of both the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Southern Thoracic Society.
Mesothelioma is a rare and very serious form of cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs, the stomach, 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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Arkansas Mesothelioma Facts
Today, the use of asbestos and the handling of asbestos materials are regulated in 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 Arkansas is below the National average with an incident rate of 0.5 / 100,000.
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 Arkansas:
|Occupation||2008 Arkansas Employment|
|Teachers & Instructors||5,020|
|Mechanics & Technicians||7,010|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters||3,370|
Arkansas 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 Arkansas 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 a Arkansas mesothelioma attorney about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.
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