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Six More Mesothelioma Cases Discovered in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health has been putting together statistics for a proposed study of health issues with Minnesota mine workers, and in so doing the MDH has discovered six additional former mine workers who suffer from mesothelioma, bringing the total number of cases to 58.

The MDH has performed such studies before, the last being completed in 2003. Since then, 35 additional cases have been discovered on top of the original 17 that were uncovered in the original study. The fact that these new patients are only now being discovered is not seen as a surprise, as mesothelioma can take decades to manifest itself inside a patient.

The new study that the MDH is about to begin is seen as similar to the previous work, but differs from the 2003 study in two significant ways:

“First, it will look at possible past exposure of workers to taconite dust, as well as potential exposure to commercial asbestos. Second, it will use a ‘case-control’ strategy to compare workers who developed mesothelioma with those who did not in an effort to determine what aspect of their jobs might have placed them at risk.”

While these statistics are troubling, they are by no means complete. Therefore, if you’ve been expose to asbestos and have developed any kind of health condition as a result, contact the asbestos lawyers at Williams Kherkher today for a free initial consultation.

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