Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma
Alabama Attorney for Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Injuries
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer associated with prolonged asbestos exposure. Besides mesothelioma, there are other diseases that can be contracted due to exposure to asbestos, including asbestosis and pleural diseases. Asbestos exposure has also been linked to lung cancer, ovarian cancer, and laryngeal cancer.
How Was I Exposed To Asbestos?
There are numerous occupations where workers are exposed to asbestos, sometimes without their knowledge. If you have been employed in any of the following occupations, you may have been a victim of asbestos exposure.
- Construction worker
- Crane operator
- Forklift operator
- Grinder inspector
- Iron worker
- Navy personnel
- Oil Field worker
- Pipe cutter
- Power Plant worker
- Railroad worker
- Shipyard worker
- Steel worker
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that has many uses because of its unique qualities. Asbestos is extremely durable, resistant to flames, conducts heat and electricity, and very resistant to chemicals. Because of these qualities, asbestos has been used in extensively in manufacturing since the beginning of the 20th century. Asbestos has been banned in several instances due to the overwhelming evidence suggesting a link between prolonged asbestos exposure and the onset of mesothelioma.
Asbestos Fibers Cause Respiratory Problems
Asbestos dust is actually composed of tiny fibers that can become airborne and enter the respiratory system. These fibers can lodge themselves in the mouth, throat, lungs, and other membranes. The body is unable to expel them naturally, so they can remain for decades until signs of mesothelioma are evident. These fibers can also be carried in clothing, threatening not only the worker, but other family members as well. This means that you do not need to actually work with asbestos in order to become exposed to asbestos fibers.
Alabama Attorneys Helping People Exposed To Asbestos
If you think you may have been exposed to asbestos, or if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos exposure related disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact our Alabama Asbestos Exposure attorneys today for a free consultation about your legal rights.