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Asbestos Lawsuits

Although asbestos was used in ancient Greece and Rome, its popularity did not skyrocket until the Industrial Revolution and continued well into the 20th century. Asbestos has high tensile strength as well as the ability to insulate against heat, flames, chemicals, and electricity. However, doctors began noticing lung illnesses in asbestos workers as early as 1898. Still, many manufacturers continued to use asbestos despite increasing health concerns.

Finally, in the 1950s, doctors and researchers at a hospital in South Africa found a definitive link between asbestos exposure and a form of cancer called mesothelioma. Despite presenting their findings in the early 1960s, manufacturers in the automotive, shipbuilding, and construction industries refused to stop using this hazardous material. In some cases, employers even refused to provide protective gear to their employees.

The accidental inhalation or ingestion of asbestos fibers can cause health problems including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and gastrointestinal cancers. Frighteningly, mesothelioma has a long latency period. This means that you may not show symptoms of this cancer until it is too late to treat the disease. Thus, mesothelioma is an extremely deadly type of cancer.

Legal Options for Asbestos Exposure Victims

Now, employees and consumers who have suffered due to asbestos exposure are bringing their cases forward. People who have been harmed by both direct and indirect asbestos exposure can litigate their cases, seeking the financial compensation they need for their suffering. Experienced asbestos lawsuit attorneys can help you with legal issues including:

  • Determining who is at fault for your exposure
  • Defending your rights in court
  • Acquiring the financial compensation you need

Although an asbestos lawsuit cannot completely reverse your suffering, it can help you cover the costs of medical expenses and lost wages as well as provide for your loved ones.

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If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disorder, it is important to consider your legal options. For help with your situation, please fill out the contact form located at the top of the page today.

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