Determining if you’re at risk of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer can help you avoid costly bills and severe health effects. Our mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorneys explain who is most at risk and how we can help.
If you or a loved one is at risk or has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, we are here to provide comprehensive legal support and guidance.
The people who are at risk for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer is the large population of workers who work(ed) at places that either manufactured asbestos; manufactured products containing asbestos (like insulation, pipes, machines, and tools); or used or installed these asbestos products. This population comprises millions of workers over the past century, including:
Often, these workers came home dusted in asbestos fibers, which they shook onto the floor, into the air, and the home’s food and water. In turn, this secondary release of the fibers exposed family members to the risks of developing mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit lawyer from our law firm can help.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has banned new uses of asbestos in the United States. However, many older buildings across the country were built with asbestos insulation or with asbestos ceiling or floor tiles. These building types include:
When these older buildings are repaired, remodeled, or demolished, or they simply begin to decompose, the asbestos fibers are released into the environment, where people may breathe or ingest them.
To understand the risk for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer, people face, we must first learn how asbestos enters the human body and what it does once it gets there. In other words, how does the health risk present itself?
Asbestos does not present a danger when it is contained within something else. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the mineral only becomes a risk when disturbed and people are exposed to it. Asbestos exposure can happen in several ways:
Upon being inhaled, asbestos fibers travel down your throat. The asbestos fibers you do not cough up will travel into your lungs’ air tubes or into the exterior lining of your lung and chest wall. Wherever the fibers end up and lodge themselves is where they will start to do their damage.
At this point, your risk for mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer development depends upon several variables. These variables include:
Asbestos is classified by its fibers amphibole fibers and chrysotile fibers. Chrysotile fibers are the more prevalent and so present a greater risk of exposure because they were used more than amphibole fibers in commercial applications. Amphibole fibers have the risky characteristic of remaining in your lungs for longer periods of time than chrysotile fibers, if not permanently, and are therefore considered a greater health hazard.
Filing a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit can be a complex and overwhelming process, but with the help of one of our personal injury lawyers, you can understand the process with ease. When you contact our mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney, they will guide you through the steps involved in pursuing a legal claim. This process typically includes:
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If you or a family member is at risk for mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer development, our team of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorneys at Zanes Law will do everything possible to help you receive the compensation you deserve for mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer.
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