October 18, 2021

Risk Factors for Developing Mesothelioma in Maine

Mesothelioma, a deadly cancer of the mesothelium, has been associated with asbestos exposure for many years. Asbestos has been used in many industries, especially in Maine, for generations.

The most well recognized way to contract mesothelioma is to work/have worked in a high-risk occupation, where asbestos is frequently used. These occupations include:

  • Shipyard worker
  • Paper mill worker
  • Power generation plant worker
  • Iron foundry worker
  • Military personnel
  • School teacher/administration
  • Hospital worker
  • Miner
  • Warehouse worker

Unfortunately, these workers aren’t the only people at risk of contracting mesothelioma. Paraoccupational exposure is also possible. This means that the friends and loved ones of a worker in a high-risk occupation may also be at risk of contracting mesothelioma. This is because the workers in these occupations may bring asbestos fibers home on their clothing and this can subsequently expose their loved ones to asbestos.

Another way that someone might contract mesothelioma is through environmental exposure. If you live an area with a high occurrence of natural asbestos, as are many areas of Maine, you may be at a high risk of developing mesothelioma.

Our Maine mesothelioma lawyers are experienced handling a variety of complex and delicate mesothelioma cases. If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma, please contact our experienced Maine mesothelioma lawyers today by emailing or calling 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) for your free case evaluation.