We are proud to represent mesothelioma victims and their families across the United States, including hardworking men and women throughout the state of Nevada.
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 many industries, including Nevada mines, hospitals, power plants, schools and universities.
Major cities in Nevada where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred at job sites include:
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Nevada
It is important to know that every state has its own laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred. Our Nevada mesothelioma attorneys 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.
Nevada Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
There are several cancer centers and physicians in Nevada that treat mesothelioma.
The following are a list of some of the cancer centers 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.
|Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada
3730 S. Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89169
Nevada Mesothelioma Physicians
Nicholas J. Vogelzang M.D.
Nevada Comprehensive Cancer Center
1 Breakthrough Way
Las Vegas, NV 89135
As a chair and medical director for the Developmental Therapeutics Committee, Vogelzang’s work with emergent therapies has allowed numerous mesothelioma patients to extend their lifespan and reduce the symptoms of their rare cancer.
In 2006 the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF) named Vogelzang as the board chair for his involvement with the search for a mesothelioma cure.
Vogelzang incorporates lessons he learned in the laboratory to his clinical practice at the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN). He has served as a medical oncologist at the facility since 2009, where each patient is provided with a comprehensive team of specialists at a single location.
Before joining the CCCN, Vogelzang worked as the founding director of the Nevada Cancer Institute. He also directed the University of Chicago Research Center from 1999 to 2003. He has served on a number of committees, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Stephani Christensen
Comprehensive Cancer Centers in Nevada
8285 W Arby Ave Ste 100A
Las Vegas, NV 89113
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.
- What is Mesothelioma?
- Symptoms of Mesothelioma
- How is Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
- Mesothelioma Treatment Options
- Types of Mesothelioma
- What are my Legal Rights?
- Contact a Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyer
Nevada Mesothelioma Facts
Today, the use of asbestos and the handling of asbestos materials are regulated in Nevada as well as 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 incident rate for the state of Nevada falls 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 Nevada:
|Occupation||2008 Nevada Employment|
|Teachers & Instructors||5,210|
|Mechanics & Technicians||5,790|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters||6,840|
*2010 Employment Data
Nevada 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 Nevada 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 Nevada 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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