Not One More Person: Mesothelioma Can’t Take One More
The World Health Organization estimates that exposure to asbestos kills 107,000 people each year from asbestos-related lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis.
We think 107,000 people is 107,000 too many.
Mesothelioma isn’t a cancer that discriminates: Anyone can develop mesothelioma, from the contract worker at the car shop to the top executive at the factory making asbestos-containing products.
But while mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases do not discriminate, while everyone can be sickened by dangerous asbestos fibers, it sure does seem like the people who develop mesothelioma are some of the most authentic, dedicated and interesting people we’ve ever met.
For example, Admiral Elmo R. Zumwalt Jr. Baron & Budd was honored to represent Admiral Zumwalt in his mesothelioma lawsuit. Admiral Zumwalt Jr. was a Vietnam Veteran and a Navy trailblazer unlike anyone the Navy had ever seen before — he singlehandedly worked to end prejudice within the Navy in the early 1970s by ending discriminating restrictions on sailors. It was Admiral Zumwalt Jr. who issued the famous Z-grams, directives that reworked the way the Navy had worked for almost two centuries and it was Admiral Zumwalt Jr. who issued the “Equal Opportunity in the Navy” direction. All this for the youngest four-star Admiral in U.S. naval history!
But it’s not just Navy trailblazers and Vietnam heroes, there are other, everyday heroes, too.
In our work representing individuals suffering from mesothelioma, we have come across countless people who have touched our lives. Be it the mom who volunteered in her community to help the disenfranchised, or the devoted husband and grandfather who made everyone smile just by walking into the room.
We can’t keep on losing such kind, important people. That’s why we’re encouraging you to share this blog on prevention and early warning signs, something you can share with your friends and family to help save a life from mesothelioma.
Today, there is no cure for mesothelioma. However prevention is extremely important – and should you be exposed to asbestos, then early detection of possible disease is critical.
If you lost someone you love to mesothelioma cancer, we’re asking you to share this post; you can even do it in your loved one’s honor.
We’ll start: We’re sharing this for all the heroes we’ve been honored to represent. Thank you for doing everything you do to stand up for your communities and families.