Being diagnosed with mesothelioma is scary. You may be wondering how this happened to you. Exposure to asbestos is hazardous in any amount.
If you have been exposed to asbestos at any time in your life while at a workplace and you have received a mesothelioma diagnosis, we can help you. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers can help you get the justice you are entitled to.
Please do not wait to call our office right away. We would be honored to represent you. Get started with a free consultation that we can provide right in your home to make this process as easy as possible for you.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has been used in a ton of different ways. It is an excellent insulator, and it is heat-resistant and indestructible. That is why industries used it so prevalently.
You can find it in rocks. In fact, in some nature reserves, there are warnings not to disturb any of the stones as they may contain asbestos.
If left undisturbed, asbestos is harmless. However, when it is handled and broken up, it can create dust that, when inhaled or ingested, can cause serious illness.
Please keep reading to learn more about how exposure to asbestos can result in a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Dangers of Exposure to Asbestos
Asbestos is very toxic, and there is no known safe amount of exposure to asbestos. When inhaled or ingested, it can cause permanent scarring. Inhalation of the mineral is often the trigger of a mesothelioma diagnosis.
The issue with the size and indestructibility of asbestos is that once inhaled, it will cause damage on a cellular level. You may already know that when cells become damaged, they can begin to attack other healthy cells, resulting in cancer.
Mesothelioma is a cancer that typically affects the lining of the lungs.
You may develop mesothelioma if you have had minimal known exposure to asbestos or high volumes of exposure. Not everyone who is exposed to asbestos will develop mesothelioma.
Suppose you experience symptoms such as worsening cough, chest pain, and unintended weight loss, and you know you have been exposed to asbestos. In that case, you should reach out to your doctor to receive appropriate screening to rule out or diagnose mesothelioma.
Where Are People Usually Exposed to Asbestos?
Most of our clients were exposed to asbestos in the scope of their workplace. Whether they were in the United States Navy, in a coke plant, or worked in demolition, they likely were exposed at work.
Decades ago, there were no restrictions on asbestos use like there are today. Even now, there is still so much asbestos left in structures that certain workers like remodelers can still be exposed.
Because mesothelioma can take many years to develop symptoms, our clients often don’t know that they have cancer until it has substantially progressed.
If you believe your mesothelioma diagnosis is related to your exposure to asbestos in the workplace, even if it was many years ago, please get in touch with our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers right away.
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If you have been exposed to asbestos at a workplace at any time in your life, you deserve justice for your mesothelioma diagnosis. Employers who used asbestos despite the knowledge that it was very dangerous for their workers are liable for the harm that befalls their former employees.
Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers provide free consultations to new clients to help them get started. You do not even need to leave your home, and we will come to you. Please call our office right away to schedule your free consultation.