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Were You Exposed to Asbestos? Our Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help!

In the 1970’s OSAH and other agencies began to regulate asbestos use in household products and in work environments after numerous studies showed how dangerous the mineral could be when inhaled. Unfortunately, countless workers and consumers continue to suffer from asbestos exposure, which can cause extremely deadly and dangerous diseases and cancers, including mesothelioma. If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos, you should contact our firm today.

At Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP, our personal injury attorneys understand how dangerous asbestos exposure can be, and we want to help you obtain compensation for any damages you have suffered. Whether you developed a deadly asbestos-related disease or someone you love died as a result of asbestos exposure, we can fight for maximum compensation on your behalf.

To discuss your case with our firm, call (888) 811-9747.

About Asbestos

Asbestos is a natural mineral popular for use in building materials because it is heat-resistant, flame-resistant, lightweight, and inexpensive. However, these fibers can become microscopic airborne particles which can linger in the air for hours or even days. Once inhaled, these particles and fibers reside in the body permanently and can cause serious health issues, including deadly cancers.

Where is Asbestos Found?

For years asbestos materials were used in factories, oil refineries, power plants, and the like. It was utilized in the construction of pipes, drywall, flooring, roofing, bricks, cement, tiles, fire retardants, and more. In other words, most buildings constructed during or before the 1970’s contain some level of asbestos. However, certain occupations stir up dust that often contains asbestos, putting workers in those fields at a higher risk of exposure.

Occupations facing the highest risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Military members
  • Naval Submarine Workers
  • Automobile mechanics
  • Carpenters
  • Coal miners
  • Construction workers
  • Electricians
  • Firefighters
  • Metal workers
  • Plumbers
  • Power plant workers
  • Shipyard workers
  • Roofers

Health Risks Associated with Asbestos Exposure

Anyone exposed to asbestos, especially on a daily basis or over an extended period of time, could be at risk of developing a serious illness. Asbestos is a known carcinogen, which means it can cause cancer. The most common cancer caused by asbestos exposure is mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that usually appears in the lining of the lungs or abdominal organs. However, asbestos can also cause other cancers and lung diseases.

Illnesses related to asbestos exposure include:

  • Mesothelioma
  • Asbestosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pleural plaques
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Asbestos Lawsuits

If you developed any asbestos-related diseases after being exposed through your occupation or asbestos products, you might be eligible for compensation for any resulting damages. Our firm can investigate the circumstances of your asbestos exposure, including the potentially negligent company, product manufacturer, or employer. We believe you deserve justice and maximum compensation for your suffering related to asbestos exposure.

We can also fight for compensation and justice on behalf of families who lost loved ones due to asbestos exposure and related diseases. Compensation for damages may include medical expenses, funeral costs, projected loss of wages, and reparation for the emotional loss of a loved one.

For help with your asbestos case, contact Jackson Allen & Williams, LLP.

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