Asbestos exposure can cause serious diseases including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, & pleural disease. If you breathe asbestos fibers into your lungs, some of the fibers will be deposited in the air passages and on the cells that make up your lungs. Some fibers remain trapped in the lungs, causing severe respiratory damage.
Free Asbestos Exposure Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
The most common diseases caused by asbestos exposure are:
- Mesothelioma – Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that typically affects the lining of the lungs, heart and abdomen. Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States, comprising around 3 percent of all cancer diagnoses. This cancer occurs about four times more frequently in men than in women and all forms of mesothelioma, except for benign mesothelioma, are invariably fatal.
- Lung Cancer – Workers involved in manufacturing, milling, mining or the installation and handling of asbestos products over long periods of time have the greatest risk of developing asbestos-related lung cancers. U.S. military veterans and shipyard workers, especially those who served in the Navy during World War II, are also at risk because of a high rate of exposure during the construction and operation of battleships.
- Asbestosis – Though some less-experienced physicians mistakingly use asbestosis as an umbrella term to refer to all asbestos related diseases, asbestosis is actually a very specific condition marked by the scarring of the lung tissue from inhaling asbestos fibers that have been released into the air.
- Pleural Disease – This condition affects the respiratory system, and can also adversely affect a person’s breathing. Asbestos pleural disease attacks the pleural lining of the thoracic area of the body. This is where the heart, lungs and diaphragm are located. A disease that affects the pleural lining can make it difficult for the lungs to expand.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.