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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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What Exactly Is Asbestos?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “asbestos” is a commercial term for six naturally occurring fibrous minerals. These minerals have qualities that make them ideal for certain commercial products. Asbestos is resistant to chemical and thermal degradation. It is also fire proof and basically indestructible. As a result, it has been used in insulation and fireproofing materials as well as in automotive brakes and textiles.

When asbestos is handled, damaged, or disturbed, it breaks down into small particles that are easily inhaled. It has long been known that asbestos poses a significant health risk and that people exposed to asbestos at work develop certain diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, other cancers and asbestosis.

Even after many companies became aware of the dangers of asbestos, they did not warn the public of the dangers. Workers continued inhaling asbestos dust. Their family members were exposed as well, since workers came home carrying the deadly fibers on their clothes.

There are many ways a person can be exposed to asbestos:

  • People are usually exposed to asbestos by inhaling fibers, and this occurs in a variety of ways:
    • During mining and processing asbestos
    • Manufacturing asbestos-containing products or installing asbestos insulation
    • Removing old asbestos products
    • Installing or applying new asbestos products
    • Touching, washing or otherwise coming into contact with asbestos dust on clothing
  • Asbestos fibers may also be swallowed, when a person:
    • Consumes tainted food and drink
    • Swallows fibers in their saliva after they have coughed
    • Breathes through their mouth
    • Eats while in an area in which asbestos dust is present

According to the World Health Organization, all forms of asbestos are carcinogenic to humans, and an average of 30 Americans die from asbestos-caused diseases every day.

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