Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma is nearly 100% preventable, and yet it is one of the most deadly diseases that exist today. Mesothelioma is a fast-moving, deadly disease that gives most of its victims less than 24 months to live from the time it is diagnosed. Approximately 3,000 people fall victim to this disease every year; victims who are only guilty of trying to earn a decent living in order to provide for their families. These men and women work in factories, mines, the US military, and shipyards, as mechanics, pipefitters, steel workers and engineers. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a deadly mineral that when inhaled in particles of dust begins eating away at the lining of the lungs. This then leads to a deadly form of cancer. If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, you need to know your rights. Protect yourself and your loved ones. Be aware of the dangers that exist from exposure to asbestos, your legal rights and the fact that you may be entitled to compensation.

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Asbestos has been used for many years and has been valued for its fireproof qualities. Modern use of asbestos is for insulation. It has also been used in structures such as walls and ceilings and in items such as hairdryers and toasters. Asbestos was believed to be so valuable because of its fireproof characteristics and although the hazards of exposure have been known for hundreds of years, people have chosen to ignore these risks in pursuit of their own selfish desires.

Companies have been aware for many years about the risks of contact between asbestos and the human body. For years, companies had the choice to take simple steps to solve the problem or to simply avoid the issue and continue making healthy profits. Companies chose to ignore the facts and to continue in their relentless pursuit of money. This selfishness has resulted in mesothelioma and has led to thousands of unnecessary deaths. Currently, this disease is having a major impact on workers from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s who were exposed to asbestos while on the job. These generations of workers are now beginning to see the devastating effects of exposure to asbestos. These victims are coming forward and pursuing what is rightfully theirs - compensation for pain, suffering and deliberate exposure to a deadly mineral.

Mesothelioma is a cancer that will present itself in a malignant form. The tumors associated with it are found in and around the vital organs of the body. The mesothelioma sac protects and lines organs including the lungs and heart. The disease prompts the cells in the lining to become abnormal and then malignant. Victims of this type of cancer are unlikely to realize that a problem even exists until years after the initial exposure has taken place. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, swallowing or shortness of breath, coughing, vomiting, coughing up blood, fever, loss of appetite, abdominal pain or swelling, chest pain, or bowel obstruction. The symptoms are nonspecific, which can lead to a misdiagnosis in some cases. If you believe that you are experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to inform your doctor about your exposure to asbestos to ensure that proper diagnosis results.

If you or someone you love has been impacted by exposure to asbestos or diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need to take action immediately. The companies and manufacturers who have continued to expose employees to this deadly substance need to be held accountable for their selfish actions. Lawsuits are being filed so quickly against these guilty parties, that law firms have established specialized teams of mesothelioma attorneys to handle these important cases. Don't let yourself or anyone else you know be a victim for one more day. Contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer and get the compensation you deserve.

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