What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos are minerals that have been used for a variety of different purposes. Because the fibers in asbestos minerals are strong, they were once used in building materials especially, such as tiles, roof shingles, and much more.
Asbestos becomes harmful when an asbestos containing product breaks, cracks, or is otherwise disturbed. When this happens, asbestos fibers are released into the air, making it possible for infection to develop once these fibers are breathed in.
Anybody can be affected anywhere, such as their home or community, but asbestos cancer lawsuits are especially common with construction workers that have received significant asbestos exposure in the workplace.
Most of the time, individuals that are exposed to asbestos do not start experiencing symptoms or filing asbestos cancer lawsuits until many years later, even up to 20 years later. Common conditions that individuals are diagnosed with due to asbestos exposure include:
- Pleural Thickening
- Pleural Plaques
- Pleural Effusions
Filing An Asbestos Claim
The first step is gathering as much information as possible.
This will include:
- Your medical history including test results showing that you have mesothelioma
- When and where you were exposed to asbestos and for how long
- A list of any witnesses that would be able to confirm these facts
- Who is responsible for this exposure (manufacturer, employer, etc)
Do I have a Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
Preston Law is currently accepting Asbestos induced injury cases in all 50 states. If you or somebody you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free case consultation. Please use the form below to contact our Product Liability Litigation Group or call toll free 24 hours a day at 1-866-953-6736.
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