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Mesothelioma and the World Trade Center

Following the collapse of the World Trade Center in New York there was a layer of dust and debris over Manhattan which was full of asbestos, mercury, fiberglass and other carcinogenic particles.

According to the Natural Resources Defense Council 300 to 400 tons of asbestos fibers were used to construct the World Trade Center. Now many people are displaying symptoms of mesothelioma having inhaled those particles and no one really knows how many more will go on to have this fatal disease.

By 2012, 1,187 of those who were present at the World Trade Center on the day of and after the attacks had been diagnosed with cancer and by 2015 that figure had more than doubled. However, given the latency period for mesothelioma which can range from 11 years post exposure up to 20 or even 50 years, no one yet knows how many sufferers there will be

If you have been diagnosed with any an asbestos related disease, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. To find out how we can help you recover for your asbestos related claim, contact the Law Office of Brayton Purcell, LLP at (800) 598-0314 immediately, or contact us online for a free consultation.