Do you work in one of the blue-collar trades listed on our website? If so, you could be at risk for developing a fatal asbestos-related disease due to exposure on the job. Throughout the twentieth century, workers have been exposed to hazardous amounts of asbestos while at work.
Given that the latency periods of asbestos-related diseases can be years or decades, it is no surprise workers and retired workers are being diagnosed today. Have you been diagnosed with one of these three asbestos-related diseases?
Mesothelioma is rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos fibers. Cancer can develop in the lungs, heart, abdomen, and other parts of the body. Once diagnosed, a victim usually has six months to two years to live.
Asbestosis is a respiratory condition caused by asbestos fibers trapped within the body. Over time the area where the fibers are trapped can become inflamed and cause scar tissue to form. Eventually, the victim’s ability to breathe is affected.
Many people think that the only cause of lung cancer is smoking tobacco. This is not true. The risk for a lung cancer diagnosis can increase with exposure to asbestos.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to exposure on the job, you might be entitled to compensation for expensive medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more.