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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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Employers Are Responsible for Monitoring Asbestos in the Construction Industry

Asbestos is a fiber composed of a set of six naturally occurring minerals. Historically, it was mined and used to produce industrial and insulating materials because of its resistance to fire, heat, and chemical damage. It is also affordable to produce and has desirable sound absorption and tensile strength properties.

However, as early as the 1930s, it was discovered that exposure to asbestos causes severe health problems. Asbestos fibers can enter the body when a person ingests or inhales airborne particles. The particles then become embedded in the digestive or respiratory systems. Most often, asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer affecting the protective lining that covers many internal organs.

Workers in the construction industry have a higher risk of encountering asbestos-containing materials. For this reason, asbestos standards in the construction industry are closely regulated, particularly for the following activities:

  • Removing asbestos-containing material
  • Demolishing structures where asbestos is present
  • Installing asbestos-containing products
  • Cleaning up asbestos spills
  • Transporting/disposing of asbestos-containing products

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established strict exposure limits for these activities, and employers are required to conduct exposure assessments. These assessments must be conducted using breathing zone air samples representing full-shift exposure in each work area. In addition, all construction sites with asbestos operations must have a designated competent person on site capable of identifying and correcting asbestos hazards. If an employer fails to perform these safety measures, they may be held liable for any asbestos-related disease contracted by employees.

If you are suffering from an asbestos-related disease from exposure in the workplace, you may be able to seek compensation. Consult an experienced Philadelphia asbestos attorney as soon as possible.  

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