New Mexico Mesothelioma Treatment CentersWhile New Mexico is not the highest risk area for asbestos exposure, several sites in our state have been identified as presenting health threats because of asbestos exposure. In addition to 4 sites of naturally occurring asbestos, New Mexico is also home to industries that have used asbestos extensively, including power plants (Four Corners Power Plant and the San Juan Powerhouse), oil refineries, construction sites, and even the Roswell Industrial Air Center.

Asbestos is a material used extensively in various industries because it is durable, insulating, and an excellent heat and fire resistant material. While it carries these material benefits, it is highly toxic and can produce fatal health complications.

Asbestos Exposure in New Mexico

Asbestos exposure occurs when materials containing this carcinogen are damaged in some way (then called friable asbestos) and become airborne. Once in the air, these invisible asbestos fibers can be inhaled or ingested. They can also settle on one’s clothing and brought home to loved ones who then also become exposed to this dangerous material.

Asbestos exposure can cause serious diseases, which often lie dormant for years or even decades before manifesting symptoms. Thus, someone may have been exposed 30 years ago and only now develop a serious illness.

Get Mesothelioma Treatment in New Mexico

Two of the most serious diseases caused by asbestos exposure include asbestosis, a benign but serious lung diseases, and mesothelioma cancer that is nearly always fatal. While this cancer is often hard to treat, professionals at mesothelioma treatment centers are well equipped to provide comprehensive care for those with this particular cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or another asbestos caused disease, due to asbestos exposure sustained in New Mexico, contact us and we will be happy to assist you in understanding your legal rights.

New Mexico Mesothelioma Treatment Centers

University of New Mexico Cancer Center
Dr. Claire F. Verschraegen
Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology
900 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Director of Experimental Therapeutics, Cancer Research and Treatment Center, University of New Mexico
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Claire Verschrasegen, MD
900 Camino de Salud NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Mesothelioma Treatment Section
Scott Okuno, MD
200 1st St. SW
Rochester, New Mexico 55905