While 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

New Mexico Cancer Center has been recognized in recent years by Medicare’s Innovation Center as one of the best cancer centers in the US. NMCC thinks of itself as the home for cancer patients in New Mexico. This means that the center is committed to offering you as many of the cancer services that we offer as you need. We also will help to coordinate all of the cancer care that you need with other centers in the area.

In May 2015, this center was the only one in New Mexico to receive full accreditation as an Oncology Medical Home. It is one of only five in the country and the only one in New Mexico to get this full accreditation by demonstrating full compliance with all of the standards and guidelines required.

As your medical home during your cancer treatment, we will work with you as a team. All of the oncologists, radiologists, PAs and nurses will work with you as a team with you as part of that team to get your cancer cured. We will make certain that when your cancer care is coordinated with other centers, you will know what is going on and will always be a part of the cancer care team.

This cancer center is the leader in New Mexico for offering cutting edge treatments for all sorts of adult cancers and blood disorders. Everyone on the staff is committed to providing you with with best care. Some of the treatments that are available here include:

  • Medical oncology
  • Radiation oncology
  • Comprehensive imaging services
  • Low dose CT for lung cancer
  • Chemotherapy infusion
  • On site lab services
  • Hematology

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

It has been more than 40 years since the state legislature first set up this cancer center to serve the people of the state. The center has changed a lot since then but it has continued in its mission to offer the world’s best cancer care to anyone in the state that has been affected by cancer. In 2015, the center saw 10,000 patients from every county in the state. It treats 60% of the adults who have cancer in the state and most of its children.

The team of cancer experts here is the biggest in the state of New Mexico and has the most experienced. There are more than 130 oncologists here who are board certified and 130 cancer scientists who have been recruited from some of the top universities in America.

In 2005, this center first achieved its official designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center according to the National Cancer Institute. This designation was renewed in 2010 by a team of the country’s top cancer experts.

The center is now supported by $72 million in federal, state and private funds, which has led to groundbreaking clinical trials in women’s cancers and leukemia, as well as lung cancer.

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

If you have suffered exposure or cancer due to asbestos in New Mexico, contact for New Mexico Asbestos lawsuit information to learn more about your legal rights.