U.S. States with Most Mesothelioma Deaths

Mesothelioma is just one of several asbestos-related diseases that devastate people around the country. Asbestos exposure happens in many different forms, but for many being exposed at work is the most common cause of mesothelioma.  A recent report revealed that there more states with higher mesothelioma deaths than others. The study examined 100,000 deaths in the past 15 years and ranked the US states most afflicted by the disease.

About Mesothelioma

There are different forms of mesothelioma. The most common form of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma. This cancer develops in the lining of the lungs. Also, it accounts for around 75% of all mesothelioma cases. Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma often affect breathing and the thoracic cavity(chest), and they can often be taken for problems related to other diseases, such as pneumonia, flu, or even lung cancer.

The Top Mesothelioma Deaths By State

1. California

Deaths: 21,338 out of a population of 39.5 million

In addition to industrial and occupational asbestos exposure, California was home to two asbestos mines and an asbestos dump site. Additionally, the state has numerous deposits of naturally-occurring asbestos.  The majority of asbestos deaths in California occurred in Los Angeles and San Diego counties.

2. Florida

Deaths: 14,248 out of a population of 20.9 million

3. Pennsylvania

Deaths: 14,216 out of a population of 12.8 million

Pennsylvania’s extensive industrial history is responsible for so many mesothelioma deaths. These include oil refineries and the steel industry. The state also was home to a notorious asbestos dump site.

4. New York

Deaths: 12,146 out of a population of 19.8 million

New York’s financial success stems from factories, power plants, and shipyards. However, these places consistently exposed workers to asbestos. New York also has many skyscrapers. Workers used asbestos in many of these construction projects.

5. Texas

Deaths: 11,905 out of a population of 28.3 million

In addition to its oil refineries and other industries, the Texas coast has long been a hub for shipping. These are the top industries for asbestos use.

After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

A Complex Litigation attorney like those found at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm is critical when seeking help to cover your asbestos-related expenses. Identifying when and where you were exposed to asbestos is crucial to your lawsuit. Experienced lawyers are familiar with companies that used asbestos and know which job sites had a significant amount of asbestos use. Also, they know which products contained high concentrations of the toxic mineral. Consultations are completely free, confidential and have no obligation.

The Michael Brady Lynch Firm has successfully represented thousands of consumers and recovered millions of dollars for their clients. The industry has recognized our team of attorneys as some of the most experienced and successful in the country. Many seek out our award-winning staff for our knowledge on complex litigation, scientific evidence development, negotiation strategies, and trial tactics.

Most of all, our law office is resourceful and dedicated to pursuing any compensation. Because of this, we have received a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, such as inclusion on numerous Plaintiff Steering Committees. We will take whatever legal measures are necessary when fighting for your rights to damages.

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