The Risks of Asbestos and the Damage it Causes

The Risks of Asbestos and the Damage it Causes
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    Asbestos is one of the essential raw materials used due to its chemical and fire-resistant properties.

    Asbestos occurs naturally and has been extensively used in the construction industry in making fireproof buildings.

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They have also been used in making military vehicles. Asbestos also acts as a sound absorber when mixed with concrete and plastics. Despite all the usage of asbestos, they are highly carcinogenic.

When exposed, the asbestos fibers become airborne, and when inhaled, they affect the mesothelium layers of significant internal body organs. Most people affected with mesothelioma have no idea about the dangers of mesothelioma.

Suppose you or you know someone who is suffering from this condition, you should refer them to a mesothelioma lawyer who works for a  national law firm specializing in helping people find compensation for being exposed without their knowledge.  

Heath Conditions and Associated Dangers

The health condition associated  with asbestos include; 

  • Pleural mesothelioma:

    Pleural mesothelioma occurs when the asbestos fibers are inhaled and deposited on the lungs’ mesothelial lining. They cause lung inflammation which results in lung cancer. 

  • Peritoneal mesothelioma:

    When ingested, the asbestos fibers settle on the mesothelium of the abdomen. They induce malignancy, causing inflammation. This results in peritoneal mesothelioma.

  • Pericardium mesothelioma:

    The fibers sometimes find their way into the pericardium membrane of the heart. Pericardium mesothelioma is very lethal and unnoticeable. Once the fiber settles on the heart’s sac-like structure, the cause formation of fluid and inflammation leading to pericardium mesothelioma.

  • Testicular mesothelioma:

    Deposits of asbestos on the testicular mesothelium causes cancer. Research is still ongoing on how asbestos finds its way into the testes.

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High-Risk individuals 

The people with a high risk of developing asbestos-associated health complication are those that have direct contact with asbestos in their daily jobs. Such individuals include;

  • Firefighters
  • Bystanders at a construction or demolition site 
  • Building construction workers 
  • Miners of asbestos 
  • The naval services and shipbuilding industries 
  • Fabric millers 
  • Railway construction workers 
  • Plastic and chemical manufacture 

Pursuing Legal Action

It is very traumatizing to find out that you have mesothelioma, especially if it is the first time you have heard of this type of cancer. You may be worried about treatment coast and travel.

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The first thing to do when diagnosed with this condition is to find a national law firm. A mesothelioma lawyer will walk you through the legal requirement to file a lawsuit against the company that has exposed you or your loved one to asbestos. The importance of having a lawyer is; 

  • The lawyer will help speed up the lawsuit process and ensure timely compensation.
  • They will link you with the trust fund set aside by the associated company 
  • During a trial, they will help you gather solid evidence to ensure you win a significant settlement or a trial.
  • A mesothelioma lawyer has a lot of experience; hence they know the amount you are entitled to have as compensation.
  • Some firms offer free case evaluation. Their main goal is to ensure that a person has been compensated as they should. They are not doing it for money
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There are trust funds worth about thirty billion dollars set aside by the asbestos-associated companies to compensate people with mesothelioma cancer. You only need a national law firm to help you out. 

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