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Despite the fact that asbestos’ carcinogenic nature was established decades ago, the material can still be found in insulation, shingles, flooring, automotive parts, and other products that are resistant to heat, fire, or electricity. Asbestos consists of microscopic fibers that may easily break off and become airborne.
Many Americans are exposed to asbestos through their workplace: They are forced to work in old buildings made with contaminated materials. These workers’ families may have been exposed as well. Because asbestos is so small, it can easily collect on clothes and belongings and follow workers home.
When inhaled, some of these particles become lodged in the lungs. Over time, they may inhibit lung function and lead to mesothelioma, a rare cancer that affects internal membranes. Asbestos-related diseases may not appear for 10-50 years after exposure, which can make it hard for patients to trace the cause of their illness.
Each year, thousands of Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-caused diseases, and employers have been forced to pay out billions in damages. If you’ve contracted a cancer that’s related to asbestos exposure and you think your workplace—or a spouse’s workplace—might be behind it, make sure you speak to an experienced attorney.
Our asbestos exposure lawyers at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation may be able to help you recover compensation. Call us at (866) 884-1717 to share your experiences with us.
What Cancers Can Asbestos Cause?
Asbestos exposure has been linked with mesothelioma as well as cancers of the lungs, larynx, and ovaries. Mesothelioma is the rarest of these, but also has the strongest link: Between 70 and 80% of patients report past asbestos exposure. It can also be difficult to treat. Depending on how severe the cancer is, doctors may recommend:
- Surgery to remove cancerous masses
- Radiation therapy that targets cancerous cells
- Chemotherapy using one or more approved medicines
Often, multiple treatment methods are used in conjunction for the best results.
Because mesothelioma is so rare, doctors may misdiagnose the cancer, costing patients valuable treatment time. We recommend letting your doctor know if you were exposed to asbestos in the past, even if it was decades ago.
Mesothelioma causes the following symptoms:
- Night sweats
- Feelings of weakness
- Weight loss
- General feelings of ill health
Depending on their mesothelioma subtype, a patient may experience additional symptoms.
We’re Here to Help with Asbestos Exposure Cases
Our team at Shoop | A Professional Law Corporation has experience helping the victims of asbestos exposure ask for compensation from employers, manufacturers, and other parties that may be liable. We start each case with a free evaluation where we get to know you and your concerns. Our team will help you investigate the source of your exposure and gather corroborating evidence so you can ask for the damages you deserve.
If you’re struggling to pay for expensive mesothelioma care, you have a right to seek compensation. We may also be able to help you receive payment for lost income and pain and suffering. If a family member has died from an asbestos-related disease, you might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to hold those who exposed them to this carcinogen accountable. Cancer of any type is tragic, especially in cases such as these where it could have been prevented.