Asbestos Defined

Asbestos Diseases and Your Legal Rights

Asbestos is a set of six naturally occurring silicate minerals formerly used commercially for their desirable physical properties. The prolonged inhalation of asbestos fibers can cause serious illnesses, including malignant lung cancer, mesothelioma and abestosis (a type of pneumoconiosis). The trade and use of asbestos have been restricted or banned in many jurisdictions.

At Risk For an Asbestos–Related Disease?

The construction trades, ship building and maintenance, and auto repair are occupations with high asbestos exposure risks. For more information see Occupational Asbestos Exposure.

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Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and Lung Cancer

All asbestos–related diseases pose serious health risks. Find out more about Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and Asbestos Lung Cancer—diseases that may be caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Our Asbestos Lawyers, Your Legal Rights

Our asbestos attorneys have helped asbestos victims for over 30 years. Learn more about how our team of expert asbestos attorneys can help you.

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