sections

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure


ITS TENTACLES RUN DEEP ITS VICTIMS ARE MANY

MOST OF WHOM HAVE NO IDEA FOR SEVERAL YEARS THAT THEY ARE EVEN AFFECTED THIS MORNING, IN THIS BEHIND THE MYSTERY – RARE GENETIC DISEASES SEGMENT, WE'RE GONNA DISCUSS A VERY UNUSUAL CANCER: MESOTHELIOMA OUR GUEST THIS MORNING, OUR ATTORNEY MARC BERN, AND ALSO PULMONARY SPECIALIST, DR DAVID KAMELHAR GOOD MORNING, GENTLEMEN

GOOD MORNING, OLGA GOOD MORNING, DOCTOR GOOD MORNING TO YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE DOCTOR, LET ME START WITH YOU

TELL ME EXACTLY WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA MESOTHELIOMA IS A CANCEROUS CONDITION OF THE MESOTHELIUM THE MESOTHELIUM IS THE DELICATE MEMBRANE THAT WRAPS AROUND THE LUNG AND WHICH COATS THE CHEST CAVITY WHERE THE LUNG SITS DURING NORMAL BREATHING, THOSE TWO SURFACES GLIDE AGAINST ONE ANOTHER FOR NORMAL, COMFORTABLE BREATHING THAT ALLOWS IRRITATION NOT TO OCCUR IN THAT SPOT IF AN ASBESTOS IS INHALED, ASBESTOS MOVES ITS WAY TOWARD THE EDGE OF THE LUNG AND REACHES THE MESOTHELIUM, REACHES THE EDGE OF THE LUNG, AND CAN CAUSE INFLAMMATION IN THOSE DELICATE CELLS

ASBESTOS HAS BEEN DIRECTLY LINKED TO THIS MALIGNANT CHANGE ASBESTOS IS BY FAR AND AWAY THE MOST COMMON CAUSE OF MESOTHELIOMA OKAY MARC, LET ME BRING YOU IN IT LET'S TALK ABOUT ASBESTOS

TELL ME ABOUT IT ASBESTOS IS A NATURALLY OCCURING MINERAL THAT IS MINED AND FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, THE WORKERS IN THOSE MINES WERE NOT TOLD ABOUT THE TERRIBLE DANGERS INVOLVED WITHOUT USING THE PROPER RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT OR OTHER THINGS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, PARTICULARLY FROM BREATHING IN THIS TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE FIBER AND YOU KNOW, GENTLEMEN, THIS BRINGS TO MIND–AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG–THE WORLD TRADE CENTER, 9/11, AFTER THE FACT, SO MANY RESCUE WORKERS, PEOPLE VOLUNTEERING, HELPING, AND THEY WEREN'T REALLY WEARING ANYTHING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES ANDAM I WRONG, DOCTOR, THAT MANY CASES CAME OUT AFTER THAT? THE LATENCY PERIOD IS AT LEAST TEN YEARS MOST OFTEN THIRTY YEARS BUT CERTAINLY, THE 9/11 EXPERIENCE, THE WORLD TRADE CENTER EXPERIENCE IS A VERY GOOD EXAMPLE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOW BEGINNING TO FEEL THE EFFECTS OF INHALING MATERIALS THAT NOBODY RECOGNIZED AS BEING PROBLEMATIC WHILE THEY WERE EXPOSED TO IT AND MARC, YOUR THOUGHTS? WELL, SO MANY OF THOSE HEROES, THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WENT DOWN TO THE SITE, RESCUE AND RECOVERY WORKERS, WERE TOLD OF COURSE THAT THE SITE WAS OKAY

DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT THEY WEREN'T GIVEN THE PROPER RESPIRATORY EQUIPMENT AND HERE THEY WERE EXPOSED TO THIS TOXIC SOUP, WHICH INCLUDED ASBESTOS AND OTHER VERY, VERY DANGEROUS MATERIALS AND SO TODAY, UNFORTUNATELY, WE'RE SEEING THE BEGINNING OF THOSE EXPOSURES, WHICH NOT ONLY INCLUDES MESOTHELIOMA, BUT LUNG CANCER, WHICH IS ALSO CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS DOCTOR, ARE THERE SYMPTOMS THAT ONE COULD BE AWARE OF? SYMPTOMS OF MESOTHELIOMA ARE THE SAME SYMPTOMS OF ANY LUNG CONDITION

THE LUNG CAN MAKE YOU COUGH THE LUNG CAN MAKE YOU SHORT OF BREATH THERE COULD BE PAIN IN THE CHEST, AND PERHAPS OTHERS, BUT THERE'S NOTHING UNIQUE TO MESOTHELIOMA ALL RIGHT, GENTLEMEN, I WANT YOU TO STAY RIGHT THERE BECAUSE WE'RE GONNA TAKE A QUICK BREAK (MUSIC)AND AFTER THE BREAK, WE'RE GONNA RETURN AND TALK ABOUT WHO'S AT RISK WHO IS EXACTLY AT RISK YOU MIGHT BE ACTUALLY SURPRISED TO LEARN HOW CLOSE THIS COULD HIT HOME IT'S VERY SURPRISING STAY WITH US

WELCOME BACK, EVERYONE BEFORE THE BREAK, WE WERE DISCUSSING MESOTHELIOMA WE ARE REJOINED BY PULMONARY SPECIALIST, DR DAVID KAMELHAR, AND ATTORNEY, MARC BERN, SENIOR PARTNER WITH THE NATIONAL LAW FIRM, NAPOLI BERN RIPKA SHKOLNIK GENTLEMEN, LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS–AND I'D LIKE OUR VIEWERS TO LOOK AT THIS AS WELL–AND THIS WAS ASTONISHING TO ME

APPROXIMATELY THREE THOUSAND NEW CASES OF MESOTHELIOMA ARE DIAGNOSED EVERY YEAR AND THE THREE THOUSAND DOES NOT COUNT THE MANY THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL CASES OF LUNG CANCER, WHICH ARE ALSO KNOWN TO HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS MANY OF THESE ARE WORKERS, CONSTRUCTION WORKERS, MOST OF THEM HAVE BEEN WORKING AROUND OR NEAR IT, BECAUSE ASBESTOS IS EVERYWHERE BUT THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE ALL OF THEM WE HAVE MANY CASES OF PEOPLE WHO ARE AT HOME

IN FACT, DOCTOR, YOU HAVE AN AMAZING STORY AND A VERY SAD ONE, DIRECTLY RELATED TO THIS IT WAS REALLY ONE OF THE FIRST CASES OF MESOTHELIOMA THAT I SAW, THAT I WAS INVOLVED WITH IT WAS A GIRL WHO, WHEN HER FATHER WORKED IN THE BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, HE CAME HOME, AND SHE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR WASHING HIS CLOTHES AND FROM THAT EXPOSURE, HE HAD THE ASBESTOS ON HIS CLOTHES SO IF THERE IS SUCH A THING AS SECOND-HAND EXPOSURE, I THINK THAT'S A GOOD EXAMPLE OF IT

SHE DEVELOPED MESOTHELIOMA OBVIOUSLY, SHE KNEW THAT SHE HAD ASBESTOS IN HER ENVIRONMENT BECAUSE HER FATHER WORKED THERE, BUT IT'S THE HAIR DRYERS, THE TOASTERS, THE OTHER HOME IMPROVEMENTS MARC, IT'S ALMOST LIKE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS THAT WE USE EVERY DAY

ABSOLUTELY, AND THIS IS WHAT WE CALL "TAKE HOME EXPOSURE" CAN WE TALK ABOUT SOME TREATMENTS? THE BEST TREATMENT IS SURGERY IF THERE IS A LOCALIZED CASE, WHERE THERE IS ONE AREA OF CHEST WALL THAT IS INVOLVED, THEN THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR THAT MARC, LET ME END WITH YOU IF SOMEONE OUT THERE MAYBE KNOWS OF SOMEONE THAT'S BEEN EXPOSED OR WONDERS IF THEY'VE BEEN EXPOSED, WHAT OPTIONS DO THEY HAVE? THEIR REAL OPTIONS ARE HOPE

THEY HAVE TO REMAIN HOPEFUL AS DR KAMELHAR HAS INDICATED, THERE ARE THEY CONTINUE TO DO WORK EVERY DAY, BUT THEY MUST, MUST GET MEDICAL HELP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THANK YOU SO MUCH, GENTLEMEN THANK YOU, OLGA BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR TIME DOCTOR, THANK YOU FOR CREATING AWARENESS

AND YOU, MARC THANK YOU THANK YOU (MUSIC) AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ASBESTOS AND ITS CONNECTION TO MESOTHELIOMA, THE DEADLY FORM OF CANCER, AND TO LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS, GO TO THIS WEBSITE

THAT'S NAPOLIBERNCOM NAPOLIBERNCOM

Source: Youtube

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
%d bloggers like this: