A very important characteristic of mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, and asbestosis is the unexpectedly long latency period (or delay / lag time) between one’s exposure to asbestos dust and the diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease. It will take at least 15 years, and usually longer, from the first asbestos exposure before there is any asbestos disease diagnosis by a medical doctor.
Workers and their families may be entitled to legal compensation from an asbestos lawsuit and/or a North Carolina workers’ compensation claim filed by an NC lawyer because asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma, asbestos cancers like lung cancer, and asbestosis.
NC Mesothelioma Deaths From Around the State
NC Asbestos Cancer Deaths From Around the State