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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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Common Sources of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material composed of a group of minerals. Due to its resistance to heat and flame, and its durability, asbestos has been mined and widely used in various occupations and industries for many years — most commonly in the automotive and construction sectors.

Asbestos exposure occurs when products containing asbestos are disturbed, releasing the fibers into the air. When the fibers are inhaled, they can become trapped in the lungs and remain there for decades, sometimes leading to serious health problems. These include asbestosis (inflammation of the lungs that causes coughing, shortness of breath, and scarring), mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other lung conditions. In addition, some medical researchers suspect that asbestos exposure might be associated with other types of cancers, though this has yet to be proven.

Asbestos exposure may occur in many different places, including:

  • The workplace
  • Home
  • Community meeting places

Because the material has been used in many products since the 1800s, it is prevalent in things like car parts, building materials, garden products, and even crayons. While growing health concerns have led to its use being dramatically decreased, exposure is still possible today.

Most cases of asbestos poisoning occur in workers, but families of asbestos workers may also be exposed when workers bring the fibers home on their clothing, skin, and hair. Because asbestos can become airborne, those living close to asbestos mines can develop mesothelioma, as well. Additionally, those working in certain occupations and industries, such as construction, mining, heating/cooling equipment repair, shipbuilding, roofing, and demolition, are typically at a much higher risk of being exposed.

If you or a loved one has developed an illness that you believe to be the result of asbestos exposure, it’s important to take action as soon as possible. Speak with a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to learn more about your legal options.  

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