Aggressive Representation In The Face Of An Aggressive Disease
What began as a cough that just wouldn’t go away revealed itself to be something much more destructive.Asbestos exposure can lead to serious and sometimes fatal health complications, including lung cancer. A lung cancer diagnosis can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll, and when the cancer is caused by asbestos exposure, you may be wondering who to hold accountable for your exposure to this dangerous substance. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, you have the right to demand justice and compensation. Federal and state laws give victims of asbestos exposure and their families the right to file a lawsuit against those responsible for their exposure. The experienced mesothelioma attorneys at Menges Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights and options and help you pursue compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
What Is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was commonly used in building materials due to its heat-resistant and insulating properties. Unfortunately, asbestos exposure has been linked to several lung cancer varieties. One of the most common is mesothelioma, which is a type of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. Asbestos exposure can also cause other types oflung cancer, such as adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Many countries haveconsequently banned the use of asbestos in new construction projects, but the substance may still be present in older buildings and materials. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, you have the right todemand justice and compensation.
Symptoms of Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Asbestos-related lung cancer typically develops after years of exposure to asbestos fibers. Symptoms of asbestos-related lung cancer may not appear until the disease is in its advanced stages. These symptoms include:
- Shortness of breath
- A persistent coughthat gets worse over time
- Chest pain
- Weight loss
If you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is critical that you see a doctor as soonas possible for a diagnosis.
Tracking Down The Site Of Asbestos Exposure
The skilled mesothelioma attorneys at Menges Law Firm represent individuals who have been exposed to asbestos in a variety ofindustries. Asbestos exposure is common in jobs including:
- Construction: Asbestos may be found in building materials such as insulation, roofing, and siding. Workers who install, remove, or repair these materials may be at risk.
- Shipbuilding: Asbestos may be found in engine rooms, boiler rooms, and other areas of ships due to its fire-retardant properties. If you have built, repaired, or demolished ships and developed lung cancer, talk to our attorneys about a possible asbestos-related cause.
- Automotive manufacturing: Asbestos may be found in brake pads, clutch facings, and gaskets. Manufacturers and mechanics are among professions that may be at risk of asbestos exposure.
- Textiles: Asbestos was used in protective clothing for firefighters, industrial workers, and military personnel.
Even if you didn’t work directly with asbestos materials, you may still be at risk if you were exposed to asbestos fibers through secondary exposure, such as laundering work clothes or living near an asbestos mine or processing facility.
Regardless of how you were exposed, our attorneys have got you covered. With 50+ years combined experience fighting for justice for individuals with asbestos lung cancer, we have the resources to track down what asbestos products were used at locations throughout the country.