If you were exposed to asbestos dust or fibers in the past, and you believe you may be at risk for mesothelioma, fill out this form to contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer immediately.
Because asbestos was used so widely in the past, before the harmful effects of the material were discovered and made public, exposure to the material was wide-reaching. Not only can mesothelioma affect those who worked directly with asbestos on the job, but family members may also be at risk for the disease if they inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers carried home on the clothes or in the hair of workers. The individuals considered to be at the highest risk for mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure include:
Mesothelioma is a deadly type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, chest cavity or abdomen, and the most common cause of the disease is exposure to asbestos dust or fibers. Asbestos is a group of minerals with thin microscopic fibers, and because the fibers are resistant to fire, heat and chemicals, asbestos was used widely in the past in the automotive, construction and other industries. Unfortunately, we now know that when products containing asbestos are disturbed, the microscopic fibers are released into the air, and when they are breathed in, can become trapped in the lungs and remain there for many years. This may lead to the development of malignant mesothelioma, which has a latency period of 30 to 50 years and is almost always fatal. If you have suffered from this deadly cancer and you believe asbestos exposure to be the cause, contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer today to discuss your legal options.
In the United States, malignant mesothelioma is so commonly associated with asbestos exposure that the connection between the two has been considered “indisputable.” The deadly cancer is most often diagnosed in individuals who worked in jobs where they ingested or inhaled asbestos fibers, or were exposed to airborne asbestos in other ways. In some cases of mesothelioma, the first recognizable symptoms of the disease may not occur until decades after the initial exposure, due to the cancer’s long latency period. The most common symptoms of the cancer are as follows:
If you have experienced one or more of these mesothelioma symptoms, fill out the form to discuss your case with a reputable mesothelioma attorney.
Exposure to asbestos on the job has been recognized as an occupational health hazard since the early 20th century, and about 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year in the United States. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “permissible exposure limits” established in the United States may prevent most asbestos-related non-malignant diseases, but they are not adequate enough to protect individuals from developing asbestos-related cancers like mesothelioma. If you have developed malignant mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure, an experienced lawyer can help you pursue the financial compensation you deserve. Fill out the case review form to speak to a qualified mesothelioma attorney for free.