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Asbestos Exposure Can Cause Serious and Deadly Health Issues

Men and women who served in the military and in over 75 other occupations may suffer lifelong, debilitating, and deadly injuries due to asbestos exposure.

If you or a loved one has contracted lung cancer or mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, the legal system provides a path to receive compensation, regardless of smoking history.

Asbestos-Related Health Issues

Exposure to asbestos can cause numerous cancers and non-cancerous conditions decades following exposure.

Cancers include:

  • Mesothelioma: A rare and incurable cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs or abdomen
  • Lung Cancer: Cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer

Non-Cancerous Conditions include:

Asbestosis: Inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue that prevents the lungs from expanding and relaxing normally

Who is at Risk of Exposure?

The primary group of workers exposed to asbestos include those worked in:

  • Manufacturing of insulation, roofing, and building materials
  • Automotive repair
  • Construction
  • Maritime
  • Oil refineries
  • Power plants
  • Shipyards
  • Railroads
  • Steel manufacturing

Additional workers at risk include those involved in the repair, renovation, removal, or maintenance of asbestos-containing products installed decades ago.

Serving Our Country—Exposed to Asbestos

Following 9/11, approximately 40,000 rescue and recovery workers were exposed to tens of thousands of tons of asbestos dust and other toxic pollutants. These workers included firefighters, paramedics, police, and thousands of construction, utility, and public sector workers.

Justice for Asbestos Victims

Many companies that produced, distributed, or used asbestos products knew about the dangers and failed to warn their employees or the public. Because of this, military veterans, employees, and others exposed to asbestos at work—including those exposed to second-hand asbestos—can file a legal action for compensation, even if they smoked.

Two Types of Asbestos Claims

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Filed by a victim against the company or companies likely responsible for their asbestos exposure for specific damages due to illness, treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and related costs

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Filed by a surviving member of the victim’s family for specific damages related to the death of the individual, as well as compensation for outstanding medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income potential, loss of consortium, and related costs

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, contact Legal Helpline for a free case review.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Asbestosis or Lung Cancer call the number on your screen now as you may be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries even if you smoked.