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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. We can help you find the appropriate medical care for your mesothelioma, as well as obtain the substantial money compensation you deserve.

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Lung Cancer

Asbestos exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Even though you may have been a cigarette smoker, your lung cancer may also have been caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you determine whether your lung cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Larynx Cance

Approximately 8,500 individuals in the United States develop larynx cancer each year, and many of these cancers are caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you find the right the medical care for your cancer, and obtain substantial compensation for your cancer.

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Esophageal Cancer

The link between cancer of the esophagus and asbestos exposure has been known for many decades. Studies indicate that exposure to asbestos increases the risk of esophageal cancer upwards of five times. We can help you get the proper medical treatment, and hold those responsible for your cancer.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer was first linked to asbestos exposure back in the 1960s. Colon cancer victims are entitled to substantial monetary compensation. We can help you obtain that compensation, along with the medical care you need.

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Asbestosis

Exposure to asbestos causes two major types of non-cancerous diseases: Pulmonary asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease. These conditions can cause severe lung and breathing problems. Substantial compensation is still available for these diseases, and we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Asbestos Exposure in Hamilton, New Jersey

Chemical company W.R. Grace operated a plant in Hamilton, New Jersey that manufactured insulation, fireproofing, and other products using vermiculite ore mined by W.R. Grace in Libby, Montana. The vermiculite, however, was known to contain tremolite, a dangerous form of asbestos.

The Hamilton plant was one of several similar plants around the country that received and processed the tainted vermiculite. Since the plant closed in the 1990s, many of its former employees have been diagnosed with, or died from, various diseases commonly caused by asbestos exposure. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, about 1,700 residents live within a half-mile radius of the plant. A recent federal report shines a light on the haphazard regulation that existed at this plant and the alarming extent to which its employees were exposed to asbestos. Some key facts about this plant, many of which have been revealed by the federal report, are that:

  • W.R. Grace shipped more than 204,281 tons of potentially asbestos-tainted minerals to its Hamilton plant between 1966 and 1988, but environmental regulators did not test soil at the location until 2000.
  • In 2003, the EPA began a cleanup of the plant and an adjacent property.
  • Approximately 9,000 tons of soil were removed in the cleanup process.
  • Most of the community had no idea any investigation of the plant or cleanup was taking place until after the first phase of cleanup was complete.
  • The report, which reveals the secretive cleanup of the site, has prompted a renewed call for legislation to improve EPA community notifications.

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