Although reported incidence rates have increased in the past 20 years, mesothelioma is still a relatively rare cancer. About 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the United States each year. Mesothelioma occurs more often in men than in women and risk increases with age, but this disease can appear in either men or women at any age.

Some of these individuals have filed mesothelioma lawsuits with the help of attorneys (mainly mesothelioma lawyers) who dedicate their entire practice to filing asbestos lawsuits and mesothelioma lawsuits. Seeing how most people come into contact with asbestos (which often causes mesothelioma) at work, many employers have been held responsible in court for their negligence and have been known to have to compensate hundreds of millions of dollars to victims and/or family of the victims. Verdicts of mesothelioma lawsuits have reached $400 million and more.

If you’re interested in filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, consult an attorney.