Mesothelioma is not entirely understood by science today but there are certain people who do get considered at risk for mesothelioma. Please keep reading to learn more about how someone is categorized as high risk. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we would like to hear from you. We would be honored to set up a free consultation with you right away.
Workers Who Were at Risk for Mesothelioma
Today, you won’t find many workers who are considered high risk to develop mesothelioma unless they worked many years ago with a substance called asbestos.
If you were a construction worker, electrician, steam plant worker, etc. with heavy and frequent exposure to asbestos, then you would be considered high risk for developing mesothelioma.
Today, asbestos is banned. You can, however, find it in older buildings, but it is far and few between. No one works with asbestos willfully as they used to decades ago because it is considered to be extremely dangerous.
What Makes Asbestos Dangerous?
Asbestos is an indestructible fiber that, when inhaled, can scar, and inflame the lungs, which can lead to someone developing cancerous cells. The cancer of the lining of the lungs is what we call mesothelioma.
If you own a home, you might have heard in your inspection that you have old tiling that has asbestos under it, and not to disturb it. That would not make you at risk for mesothelioma. Asbestos is dangerous when it is floating about the air for you and your family to breathe in.
For workers who were using it for insulation many years ago, they are the ones that doctors worry about developing mesothelioma.
You should also note that those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma were likely exposed to asbestos many years ago. It can take quite a long time to develop.
Many workplaces in WNY used to use asbestos despite its evident dangers. We are prepared to help you get justice from them.
Whether you worked at Goodyear, Durez, Hanna Furnace, etc. you may be entitled to compensation for your mesothelioma diagnosis.
If you are not sure if your asbestos exposure has resulted in mesothelioma, be sure to tell your doctor that you are at risk for mesothelioma because of your occupation many years ago. Get screened regularly to spot changes in your lungs.
When you catch mesothelioma early on, you can extend your time with your family. Be vigilant. Keep an eye out for symptoms.
If you have already been diagnosed, give us a call so that we can help you get justice.
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If you were exposed to asbestos in WNY and were at risk for mesothelioma many years ago and now have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we would be happy to help you seek justice. Our Buffalo mesothelioma lawyers have information on just about every job site from many decades back. We can help you get the justice you deserve after having been exposed to asbestos at work. Call us today, we would be honored to represent you.