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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Lung Cancer
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that causes the cells of the mesothelium, the membrane that covers and protects internal organs of the body, to become abnormal or malignant. In the United States the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Symptoms may not occur for 20, 30 or even 40 or more years after exposure to asbestos. There is an estimated $30 Billion available to mesothelioma victims in court-ordered asbestos trust funds.
Virtually anyone who breathed asbestos dust has an increased risk of developing cancer.
There are over 3,000 manufactured products that are known to contain asbestos.
Mechanics were exposed to asbestos-containing brakes and clutch pads which had been installed in various cars, trucks, tractors, and heavy equipment.
The shipbuilding industry used asbestos to insulate boilers, turbines, steam pipes, hot water pipes, and nuclear reactors on ships.
Asbestos exposure occurred at major construction sites, shipyards, onboard navy vessels, in refineries and chemical plants, and during the remodeling and renovation of commercial and residential buildings.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos related cancer, you may be entitled to compensation. We invite you to contact us to learn more about our firm.
The dangers of asbestos exposure
People who have been exposed to asbestos often had it enter their body when they inhaled it. These fibers become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. Often, they’ll pass deep into the lungs and digestive tract. The human body is unable to naturally remove or destroy these dangerous asbestos fibers, thus causing significant health issues including mesothelioma and lung cancer. It can take years between the time that a person was exposed to asbestos and being diagnosed with cancer. This long latency period means that most cases that are diagnosed today are actually caused by asbestos exposure that occurred decades ago.
There are also documented cases of mesothelioma caused by secondhand asbestos exposure. This type of exposure is common among the wives and family members of at-risk workers, who bring home asbestos fibers on their work clothes and unknowingly expose their loved ones.
Years of Experience
Our team of attorneys has over 100 years of combined legal experience helping people just like you. Our lawyers have repeatedly been recognized for their achievements and dedication to their clients. In addition to our trial team, we work with Gori Julian & Associates, PC, on our mesothelioma cases. They have offices located in Edwardsville, Illinois, Washington, D.C., Saint Peters, Missouri, New York, Los Angeles, and New Orleans. In 2015, Gori Julian obtained over $200 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. In 2016, Gori Julian obtained over $250 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. In addition, Gori Julian has obtained over $2.5 billion in verdicts, awards and settlements for their clients over the years.
Why an Attorney is Important
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma or a loved one has been diagnosed, you may have questions about whether you can be compensated for your pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other issues. Please complete the form so that we can get in touch with you. We can also answer questions you might have about your legal rights to compensation. It takes years for mesothelioma and lung cancer to develop after exposure to asbestos. If your case qualifies, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible.
It takes years for mesothelioma and lung cancer to develop after exposure to asbestos, but once it is diagnosed it’s important to file a claim as soon as possible while the compensation lasts.