Carolyn McCarthy, a nine-term congresswoman from Long Island, was diagnosed with lung cancer, as reported by NYT. Supposedly, McCarthy smoked and has developed lung cancer and believes she got lung cancer from second hand asbestos exposure. The congresswoman has filed an asbestos lawsuit based on second hand asbestos exposure.
- McCarthy was a pack-a-day cigarette smoker
- Scientists estimate that smoking plays a role in 90 percent of lung cancer deaths
- Her claim for of cancer from second hand asbestos exposure is that when she was young, her father and her brother worked as boiler makers
- She came into contact with asbestos dust because they all lived under the same roof and believes she got cancer from second hand asbestos exposure
- In addition, she believes she got cancer from second hand asbestos exposure from visiting and picking up her father and brother at the various work sites, including Navy Yards, Bridges, Hospitals, Schools, Powerhouses, and other sites where she would breath the asbestos dust
Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is an aggressive disease of the pleural lining with a dismal prognosis. Mesothelioma can be contracted from asbestos exposure and many mesothelioma victims were in the armed forces, in particular, the Navy. Asbestos fibers have been used in the manufacturing of a wide variety of industrial and household products in the United States and around the world. For more on mesothelioma and asbestos, please visit the links below:
- An Overview
- Asbestos Connection
- Exposure to Asbestos
- Signs and Symptoms
- Diagnosis/Staging and Treatment
- Go To Asbestos
- Asbestos & Mesothelioma News
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