Lung cancer & mesothelioma are the leading causes of death among asbestos diseases.
Lung cancer and mesothelioma rank among the most dangerous forms of cancer in the U.S., affecting more people each year than breast cancer, colon cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Now, experts have identified that at least 12,500 of these deaths each year are likely caused by mesothelioma or lung cancer related to asbestos exposure.
The tiny fibers that make up asbestos were used in thousands of products over the past half-century, and put millions of workers at risk of exposure.
And, although most use of asbestos stopped in the 1980s, it remains in many older products and buildings, leaving workers at risk without knowing the dangers.
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma or lung cancer after exposure to asbestos at work or in the home, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. Contact us today.
The Timeline Leading to Lung Cancer Lawsuits
The most common way people are exposed to asbestos is through occupational exposure at work.
In addition to occupational exposure, many common building products that were used in older buildings or houses are still in place today, putting unsuspecting homeowners and remodelers at risk.
The majority of asbestos materials were used in the shipbuilding, factory, heavy equipment, fire and construction industries. Therefore, those at highest risk for exposure include people who worked in:
Additionally, many older houses or buildings constructed before the 1980s still contain asbestos building materials. When these products are cut, sanded, drilled or disturbed, they can release dangerous asbestos fibers into the air for inhalation.
Some of the materials or products in buildings or around the home that most commonly contain asbestos include:
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer after working in any of these trades or environments, it’s important to speak with an attorney who can help identify your source of exposure and determine your rights for a claim.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer, it’s important to find out if asbestos exposure was a factor.
A lawyer can investigate your case, reviewing your employment history to detect asbestos risks you may not have known about. However, there’s only a limited amount of time to file a claim.
Fortunately, it’s easy to get help and file a claim if you qualify, and you won’t pay anything unless you receive an award. Also, the right lawyer can handle most aspects of your case without you ever having to leave your home or attend court hearings.
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