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Mesothelioma Death Rates Per State

According to the CDC, the mesothelioma death rates per state is staggering.  The top five states fall as according:

  1. California
  2. Florida
  3. Pennsylvania
  4. New York
  5. Texas

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The above map is from the CDC and breaks out the age-adjusted mesothelioma death rates per state for the time period from 1999-2004.

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The table is also from the CDC and breaks out the mesothelioma death rates per state from 1999-2004.  And, the projections will not begin to decline for decades to come.

Malignant (cancerous) mesothelioma – which has been closely linked to or is caused by exposure to asbestos fibers is a horrible and devastating rare form of cancer that occurs in the mesothelium – a thin protective layer of tissue that covers the majority of your internal organs.

People who develop this rare form of cancer were most likely exposed to dangerous asbestos fibers while working in various industries to support their families. It is common for the development of mesothelioma to occur 20 or sometimes even 40 years after initial exposure to asbestos.

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.  Mesothelioma has been linked to asbestos exposure and second hand asbestos exposure.  And more recently, mesothelioma or lung cancer has even been found to be connected to people who smoke cigarettes.

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At the Gooch Law Firm, we pride ourselves on providing our clients reliable representation for even the most challenging cases. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office at 1.844.329.5955.