Written by Irpino, Avin & Hawkins Law Firm on February 16, 2018Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, a mineral which for years was used in industrial and construction applications. Someone who has been exposed to asbestos may not develop mesothelioma for many years. Mesothelioma latency periods refer to the time it takes for the disease to develop and manifest.
Understanding the Latency Period of MesotheliomaThe latency period for someone who has been exposed to asbestos can be anywhere from twenty to fifty years. The exact time it takes to develop the disease depends on a number of factors, including:
- Exposure. The greater the exposure and the longer the exposure took place, the more likely it is that someone will develop mesothelioma sooner.
- Genetics. Read more