What Is Asbestos and Why Is It Potentially Harmful?
You probably have heard people warn about the negative impact asbestos can have on your health. But what exactly is it?
Asbestos is a natural substance that can be found in rocks and soil. The mineral fiber’s durability and resistance to heat allow it to be used in several different ways, like as an insulation component in construction materials and also as non-flammable material.
Being exposed to asbestos can have serious, adverse effects on your health. Asbestos exposure can increase your chances of developing lung cancer. Mesothelioma, or cancer of the mesothelial tissue, can develop after being exposed to asbestos. And it can take years for symptoms related to the exposure to appear.
Working with asbestos is a risk factor for developing mesothelioma. When working in a space with asbestos exposure, it is highly recommended to wear a face mask.
The lung disease asbestosis is not cancerous but is a chronic illness that is also linked to being exposed to asbestos. By inhaling asbestos’ microscopic fibers and dust, you can scar the tissues in your lungs. Unfortunately, decades can pass before people realize they have asbestosis, and the condition is irreversible. The longer you have been exposed to asbestos, the worse the impact of this disease.
I Have Been Exposed To Asbestos, Now What?
For individuals who worked in industries with high concentrations of asbestos, such as railroad workers and Navy men, staying up to date with routine health screenings is critical. Many health problems that result from toxic asbestos exposure take decades to develop. Even if you have never been diagnosed with mesothelioma or cancer, you still may be entitled to compensation.
By reaching out to our team, we can learn more about your employment history and current medical status. Even if your only symptom of exposure is difficulty breathing or a persistent cough, you may qualify for compensation. There is currently more than 30 billion dollars sitting in asbestos trusts waiting to be claimed by individuals like you. Reach out to our law firm today to learn more about how you can get the money you deserve for your time working with this toxic material.
Asbestos Related Diseases
Those who worked closely with asbestos products and around asbestos dust are considered at high risk of developing an asbestos-related disease. Asbestosis is a non-cancerous illness that may just lead to difficulty breathing, asbestos exposure has also been linked to the development of mesothelioma, lung cancer, throat cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, and colon cancer.
Free Asbestos Exposure Consultation
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.
Call (800) 519-1440 to speak with a Sammons and Berry, P.C. representative and start your journey towards compensation.
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.
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