Complete this form and receive a comprehensive mesothelioma & asbestos packet with detailed information about where to get treatment, legal options, how to cope, and much more.

Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, lung cancer or an asbestos-related disease?

Privacy Policy

Asbestos was used for decades in construction and shipbuilding. If you or someone close to you has worked as a drywaller, pipefitter, or in the Navy, you may have been exposed to harmful asbestos fibers. Learn more >

Mesothelioma is a deadly, elusive cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. We provide free resources to help you understand diagnosis, treatment, and more. Learn more >

Dealing with asbestos-related disease can be hard. Finding the right doctor or hospital can make all the difference. Click here to see how we can help. Learn more >

Mesothelioma doesn't have to tear your family apart. We help you and your family get through this difficult time together. Click here to learn more. Learn more >

Polio Vaccine Connected To Mesothelioma?

The creation of the polio vaccine eradicated one of the world’s most tragic diseases, preventing the suffering of millions of people. After many batches of the vaccine were created using rhesus monkey kidney cells, researchers discovered that some of them were contaminated with an unknown virus, now called SV40. Although there is no definitive proof yet, this virus may be linked to the development of mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a cancer affecting the lungs and chest. It typically carries a poor prognosis, in part because symptoms can take decades to appear. While the vast majority of mesothelioma cases are caused by past exposure to asbestos, it occasionally develops due to exposure to other minerals. Any mineral that can separate into fibers, like asbestos, can potentially become trapped in the lungs.

Research has suggested that a combination of SV40 and exposure to the mineral crocidolite may be responsible for some cases of mesothelioma. While SV40 has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals, neither it nor crocidolite tend to cause cancer alone. Crocidolite tends to occur with granite deposits, so granite miners may be exposed while working.

Mesothelioma takes decades to develop, with many people only experiencing symptoms 50 years after exposure. If you have developed mesothelioma after receiving a polio vaccine in your past, but do not think you have been exposed to asbestos, you may be interested in exploring more about your circumstances and their possible underlying causes.

Contact Us

To discuss your case with the compassionate mesothelioma lawyers, contact the law office of Williams-Kherkher today at 800-781-3955.

home  |  asbestos  |  mesothelioma  |  treatment  |  legal options  |  veterans  |  clinical trials  |  press  |  helpful resources  |  contact us  |  articles  |  blog  |  about  |  locations  |  sitemap  |  Log in
Copyright © 2004-2011 This Website has been prepared solely for the purpose of providing information about Williams Hart Law Firm, L.L.P., and the services and products it offers. Click here for the full disclaimer. Attorneys are licensed only in the state of Texas unless otherwise indicated in the biographical section. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Williams Hart's primary office is located in Texas. Terms of Use.
8441 Gulf Freeway, Suite 600, Houston, TX 77017-5051 -- 800-781-3955