Mesothelioma Lawyers Hotline
Workers and other individuals who were exposed to asbestos may be at risk of being diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. Employees at a number of jobsites may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos because of the many asbestos-containing parts and materials that were used there.
Asbestos is a naturally-occurring mineral that was widely used for decades in construction and manufacturing because of its heat-resistant qualities. Although the use of asbestos products declined significantly in the U.S. during the 1970s, millions of Americans were exposed to asbestos before the health risks were fully known by the public.
Exposure to asbestos has been linked to a number of serious diseases, including mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that can affect the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen. Because of the long latency period associated with the disease, patients who receive a mesothelioma diagnosis do not begin to show symptoms until decades after they were exposed. Asbestos exposure can also increase the risk of asbestosis, lung cancer, pleural diseases and other medical conditions.
Individuals who worked at shipyards, oil refineries, power plants, chemical plants, in the construction industry or at other jobsites may be at risk of developing mesothelioma or another illness as a result of workplace asbestos exposure. Veterans of the U.S. Navy or Merchant Marines may also be at risk of mesothelioma cancer or other diseases because of the asbestos materials that were used for decades onboard military vessels.
Workers and other individuals who were exposed to asbestos may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you to gather the evidence necessary to prove that you were exposed to asbestos and negotiate a settlement with the parties responsible for your illness. Individuals who were exposed to asbestos may be eligible for asbestos testing at no out of pocket expense in order to determine if they have any symptoms of mesothelioma or other diseases.
If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, cancer or other diseases caused by asbestos, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. For a free legal consultation, contact the asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers at the law firm of Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling our toll-free hotline at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.