Asbestos is a naturally occurring substance that’s not harmful in its natural state. But when broken down, which may occur during the manufacturing or demolition of materials containing asbestos, microscopic fibers can be inhaled and become trapped inside the body. As these fibers accumulate, they can cause irritation leading to a variety of cancers, including mesothelioma, a type of cancer exclusively linked to asbestos exposure.
While many uses of asbestos were banned or subjected to strict safety regulations decades ago, symptoms of mesothelioma may not show for as long as 40 or 50 years.
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy is ready to help you investigate the cause of your illness. Compensation may be available, and we want to protect your rights to the money you deserve. Call (888) 900-6075 or complete our free online form now to get started.
Mesothelioma vs. Other Cancers Caused by Asbestos
While many types of cancers can be linked to asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Worse yet, unlike many other types of cancer, mesothelioma is a fatal cancer that often carries a life expectancy of one year or less. Every second counts when preparing a mesothelioma claim.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact Nurenberg Paris immediately. We’ll work closely with you and your loved ones to help determine the best course of action.
Industries Linked to Mesothelioma
Because asbestos was used in such a wide variety of products, many types of workers may be affected by mesothelioma. However, the following industries have been specifically linked to high levels of asbestos exposure:
- Automotive maintenance
- Automotive parts manufacturing (including brakes and brake pads)
- Insulation installation
- Military service
- Naval maintenance
- Sheet metal working
- Shipyard labor
- Textile and paper mill work
- Tile installation
Family Members Can Face Unintentional Asbestos Exposure
Workers who are exposed to asbestos on a regular basis may bring asbestos particles home with them on clothing, which can unintentionally place family members in danger of developing mesothelioma and other cancers. If you lived with a family member who worked with asbestos and you developed mesothelioma, contact the lawyers at Nurenberg Paris today.
Free Consultation With No Risk or Obligation
We know asbestos exposure cases can come with a lot of questions. Mesothelioma can take decades to develop, and you may not be able to pinpoint the source of exposure. Our network of attorneys has experience handling asbestos cases, and we have the knowledge and resources to help determine the cause of your illness and other facts related to your case.
Filing a strong claim involves meeting eligibility requirements, timelines, and specific types of evidence requirements, so don’t put off getting help any longer. Contact our Ohio asbestos lawyers today.
Contact Nurenberg Paris to Get Help Now
Our lawyers have been advocating for clients for more than 85 years, and we want to put our experience to work for you and your family. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, we’re ready to help. Call (888) 900-6075 or complete our free online form anytime—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—and get connected with the help you deserve.
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