Colorado has many places where people have been exposed to asbestos. Colorado Springs Aspen, Denver, Fort Collins, Boulder and Junction are all well known places in Colorado where naturally occurring asbestos are found.
Various power plants located throughout the city are responsible for exposing people to asbestos, including the industries that manufactured processes and supplied asbestos-contaminated goods, as well as former mining towns in Colorado are also at risk for asbestos exposure.
A history of asbestos exposure at work is the major risk factor for mesothelioma. Mesothelioma has been reported in 70-80% of all cases related to asbestos exposure. Most people who develop mesothelioma or any asbestos related diseases, have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos fibers or have been exposed to asbestos dust and fiber in other ways, possible through second hand exposure.
There is presently no known cure for mesothelioma. However, there are a number of treatments available to help contain the spread of the disease and to reduce the pain and suffering associated with this deadly disease.
Understanding your available treatment options is the most important aspect to patients and their loved ones. It is extremely important that you talk to a mesothelioma doctor as soon as possible. With advanced technologies, ongoing research and new drugs development, the outlook for patients with mesothelioma is improving. Twenty years ago mesothelioma patientís life expectancy was about one year. However with early detection and immediate treatment, the life expectancy is now around two to five years.
Since 1979, at least 400 deaths from asbestos related diseases have been reported. The court rulings in mesothelioma lawsuits throughout Colorado are almost always in favor of the victims. The Colorado courts have also made the mining companies responsible for their neglect by making these companies responsible to pay damages to their workers affected with asbestos-related diseases, whether these companies filed for bankruptcy or not.