Are You Suffering From Mesothelioma After Asbestos Exposure On The Job?

You Need Experienced Mesothelioma Litigation Counsel

Asbestos diseases have been known and documented for over 100 years. Even though the deadly danger of asbestos has been well known since the since the early 1930s, it was 40 years before the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) acted to regulate exposure to asbestos in the workplace. Research shows that 10,000 people die each year from asbestos-related disease, and that number has continued to climb because it can take years for symptoms to become apparent. Unbelievably, the use and sale of asbestos-containing materials is still legal in the United States despite consumer and regulatory efforts to ban it.

Mesothelioma, the most serious of all asbestos-related diseases, is a rare form of malignant cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, abdomen and heart. Mesothelioma is extremely painful, difficult to treat, can take years to manifest and is fatal. Many cases go undetected because of mesothelioma’s long latency period and its ability to mimic symptoms of less serious disorders. A mesothelioma diagnosis can devastate the entire family.

Since the mid-1960s, American courts have awarded billions of dollars to families of thousands of workers whose asbestos-related injuries were caused by employers and manufacturers who knew of the dangers of asbestos, but deliberately hid them from the public at large. Those dangers still exist, because asbestos remains in all sorts of products ranging from wallboard, siding and vinyl floor tile to boiler insulation, joint compound, roofing shingles and brake shoes. Workers in a vast array of occupations remain at risk. Asbestos has even been found in popular children’s toys.

If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos at work, during military service or in your home and has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us today.

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