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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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Understanding Non-Occupational Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring fiber composed of six different minerals. Due to its favorable heat and chemical resistance qualities, in addition to its durability, it has historically been widely used in a number of industrial and consumer products. These include the following:

  • Heat-resistant fabrics
  • Paints
  • Roofing materials
  • Floor and ceiling tiles
  • Car parts
  • Plastics

Asbestos particles are incredibly fine and can become airborne. When inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the lining of the lungs or other cavity tissues, and after enough exposure, can cause a variety of serious illnesses.

Most often, asbestos exposure is associated with industrial occupations in the construction or automobile industries. However, non-occupational asbestos exposure is also fairly prevalent, and can occur in households, schools, and other unexpected locations. Family members of workers who are regularly exposed to asbestos may also develop asbestos-related diseases since workers can track asbestos fibers into the home on their hair, skin, shoes, and clothing. In addition, those living near factories or refineries that process asbestos are at risk of inhaling airborne fibers.

Asbestos exposure becomes significantly more risky when a person is repeatedly exposed to large amounts. However, while it is commonly believed that non-occupational exposure carries less risk, even small doses of asbestos can lead to health problems. Non-occupational exposure can cause the same illnesses as occupational asbestos exposure, such as:

  • Lung cancer
  • Asbestosis
  • Larynx cancer
  • Colon cancer
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Asbestos-related pleural diseases
  • Mesothelioma—a rare and aggressive form of cancer

Many occupations carrying a risk of asbestos exposure are closely regulated, and employers are responsible for reducing the risk as much as possible. While there are few protections available when it comes to non-occupational exposure, victims can still collect economic damages from those responsible for their exposure.

If you or someone you know is suffering from an illness believed to be the result of non-occupational asbestos exposure, you may be able to take action. Speak with a Philadelphia asbestos lawyer to learn more about your options. 

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