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A History of People Who Have Suffered from Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma was first diagnosed in England in 1924. Since then, a number of influential or famous figures in a variety of occupations have died of the disease, a type of cancer usually caused by the toxic chemical asbestos.

There have been a large number of people in the entertainment industry who have been fatally affected by mesothelioma. Steve McQueen, the 1970s actor famous for movies such as The Great Escape, had a severe case of mesothelioma for which U.S. doctors refused to treat him because of the extensive progression of the disease. Another actor who died recently of mesothelioma was Paul Gleason, famous for his role in The Breakfast Club. In 2003, the rock and roll star Warren Zevon died of mesothelioma after being diagnosed with it just a year prior.

Not only actors but also political figures have died of mesothelioma. Just this year, in 2008, former President Jimmy Carter’s Chief of Staff, Hamilton Jordan, died of the disease, and in 2005 an Australian anti-racism activist named Bob Bellar lost his battle with cancer. Also this year in 2008, a Scottish Labor Minister of Parliament, John William MacDougall, passed away after living with cancer for two years.

A range of other famous and influential people, in a variety of fields and across the world, has suffered from mesothelioma. This fact reveals that anyone, anywhere can develop the disease.

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If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, contact the mesothelioma lawsuit lawyers of Williams Hart at 800-781-3955 to discuss your legal options and to schedule a free initial consultation.

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