LegalView Informs Americans of Potentially Dangerous Risk of Asbestos Exposure in Home Attic Insulation

LegalView reported alarming details of an increased risk of mesothelioma cancer for millions of Americans, whose homes may be contaminated with asbestos. Homes build between the 1920s and the 1980s have been reportedly likely to contain asbestos riddled-insulation.

Denver, CO, September 09, 2008 --( LegalView, the most comprehensive resource for everything legal on the Web, reported the details of the risk of asbestos-riddled insulation in home attics across the country. According to news reports, homes built between the 1920s and 1980s are likely to contain insulation derived from vermiculite that was contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos is a mineral that, when inhaled, causes a deadly form of lung cancer to develop on the lining of the lungs. The cancer, known as mesothelioma, can remain dormant within the body for decades before symptoms become apparent, at which point the cancer becomes untreatable. Individuals who suffer from this cancer are advised to speak with an experienced mesothelioma attorney to better understand the potential for developing a mesothelioma lawsuit.

During the 20th century, vermiculite-containing asbestos was heavily mined and used throughout the construction industry especially in developing insulation. The mineral was highly sought after because it was inexpensively mined and was fire-retardant. It was implemented into a plethora of buildings especially among U.S. homes and now, as energy prices soar, many homeowners are looking at home insulation to reduce heating costs. However, asbestos-contaminated insulation may exist in millions of homes putting thousands of individuals at risk for developing mesothelioma cancer.

There are currently no treatments available that can cure mesothelioma cancer. Those who may have been exposed to asbestos should seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, contacting a mesothelioma law firm that can provide a list of knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyers will help with any potential litigation that could provide monetary compensation to assist with the costly medical bills commonly associated with the condition.

In addition to mesothelioma, LegalView offers other information portals on a variety of legal topics ranging from the latest on the proton pump inhibitor drugs to information on Cipro antibiotics to the latest statistics on truck accidents. Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are drugs used to suppress gastric acids within the stomach, which may cause ulcers, stomach infections and other related conditions. Recently, these drugs have been linked to a severe risk that may cause medical harm to patients. The PPI side effects include an increased risk of bone fracture, as they may not only reduce gastric acids, but may also suppress calcium absorption, according to a study from the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Cipro is part of a family of antibiotics known as the fluoroquinolone family. Cipro treats bacterial infections such as bronchitis or pneumonia. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently increased the warning label of all fluoroquinolone drugs a black box labeling because of the risks associated with consumption of any of the antibiotics. The drugs have been linked to tendonitis and Achilles tendon rupture among patients. To learn more about the drug's side effects or how to become involved in a potential Cipro class action lawsuit, visit

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Katie Kelley