DALLAS, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nemeroff Law Firm, a leading litigation firm and advocate for mesothelioma victims and their families, has extended its support for the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation by sponsoring the 2013 Meso Foundation Symposium. The conference takes place in Las Vegas on March 7-8 and brings the top minds in legal, medical and mesothelioma research together with patients, caregivers and families in a collaborative and informative venue to discuss the disease, its causes and treatments. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130306/NE72612 ) The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is a national non-profit organization dedicated to ending the suffering caused by mesothelioma by funding research, providing education and support for patients and their families, and advocating for federal funding for continued research. Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the protective lining of internal organs and is linked directly to exposure to asbestos, a regulated, fibrous mineral used extensively by manufacturers and builders. "Malignant mesothelioma is a totally preventable disease, and although asbestos is regulated in this country, it is estimated that 1.3 million construction and general industry workers are currently still being exposed to asbestos," said Rick Nemeroff, founder of The Nemeroff Law Firm. "Our firm is honored to participate in the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation Symposium and to continue our long-standing effort to raise mesothelioma awareness and energize efforts to find a cure for this disease." The Nemeroff Law Firm is dedicated to helping individuals and families who suffer from asbestos related mesothelioma. The firm focuses on delivering the best possible results for its clients in the quickest possible timeframe. Beyond the courtroom, the firm is an active and dedicated advocate for mesothelioma research and patients' rights, contributing to the mesothelioma community and sponsoring important events such as the Meso Foundation Symposium.