How do we know that asbestos can make you sick?
Laboratory studies and studies of asbestos workers show us that asbestos can make you sick. If you breathe asbestos fibers, you may increase the risk of several serious diseases, including asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Asbestos exposure may increase your risk for cancers of the digestive system, including colon cancer.
How much asbestos is dangerous?
No amount of asbestos is considered safe. Products that contain more than 1 percent of asbestos minerals are considered to be asbestos-containing.
The more asbestos you are exposed to, the more likely you are to get an asbestos disease. Asbestosis and lung cancer are dose-related diseases. Dose-related means the more asbestos you breathe, the more likely you are to get sick.
The one asbestos disease that is different is mesothelioma. Very small amounts of asbestos can give you mesothelioma. Asbestos workers’ families have gotten mesothelioma from the dust the workers brought home on their clothes.
How long does it take to get sick from asbestos?
All of the asbestos diseases have a latency period. The latency period is the gap between the time you breathe asbestos and the time you start to feel sick. The latency period for asbestos diseases is between 10 to 40 years. You will not feel sick during the latency period. If you get an asbestos disease, you will begin to feel sick after the latency period.
Not everyone exposed to asbestos gets an asbestos disease. However, anyone exposed to asbestos has a higher risk of getting an asbestos disease. All of the asbestos diseases are difficult to treat. Most are impossible to cure. Stopping asbestos fibers from ever entering your lungs is important. The only cure for most asbestos diseases is to prevent them.
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Our team of experienced attorneys specializes in asbestos and mesothelioma cases, providing assistance to individuals who have developed asbestos-related diseases to ensure they receive the compensation they rightfully deserve through asbestos trust fund claims. When you contact our law office, we will conduct a thorough individual review to guide you through the claims process. The amount of compensation you may receive from these trusts will be based on your specific work history and medical background.
It’s important to note that you don’t have to be a lung cancer or mesothelioma patient to be eligible for financial compensation. If you were exposed to asbestos during your employment with a railroad company before 1982, our mesothelioma and asbestos exposure attorneys are interested in hearing from you.
With manufacturers of asbestos-containing products setting aside over $30 billion dollars, there is no risk in reaching out to our team to explore how you can receive compensation for the time you spent working with this hazardous material.
Asbestos products can be found in various areas, including locomotives, rail cars, cabooses, repair shops, roundhouses, and rail yards. By answering the questions below, you can determine if you potentially qualify for compensation:
At Sammons & Berry, P.C., we strive to simplify the process of obtaining compensation for you. Contact us today to learn more about how our dedicated asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers can help you secure the financial compensation you deserve for your personal injury.
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At Sammons & Berry, P.C. we offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation, so you can discuss the facts of your case without paying for anything upfront. Asbestos trusts claims do not require a lawsuit, depositions, or courtrooms. The process is simple and easy for the client and should not require any stressful legal confrontations for the client. The law firm handles all of the claims for the client, helping you maximize your compensation.
We do not accept any payments from our clients until they receive compensation. We charge on a contingent fee basis, which means you pay a percentage of what you get paid in your claim. If we are unable to collect anything for you, there is no cost to you.
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Wrongful Death Claims For Families of Asbestos Victims
If you have lost someone in your family due to the harmful exposure of asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation. If you can provide the work history and a death certificate for your loved one, our attorneys can help you file an asbestos claim. We understand how difficult this process can be, this is why we work with you every step of the way to help you get the money you deserve. Reach out to our team today to learn more about filing a claim for a family member.