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Asbestos Exposure In Pennsylvania

Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma Lawsuits In PA

It's hard to believe that a dangerous substance like asbestos has made its way into our homes, businesses, and millions of other products across the United States. As scientists have realized how dangerous asbestos maybe, most sources that previously employed it have been phased out or removed. However, it may still be found in numerous structures, buildings, and projects. What's more alarming is that millions of Americans are unaware of the dangers of asbestos exposure and maybe unwittingly exposed.

However, the asbestos attorneys at Justice Guardians are here to assist victims in taking the initial step toward justice.

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Mesothelioma Is Caused By Asbestos Exposure

Thousands of people have been affected with mesothelioma during the past several decades. Doctors believe that long-term asbestos exposure is to blame for malignant growth. Exposure can happen at the workplace or elsewhere, and it's a rare kind of cancer with a high mortality rate. Many of these asbestos-exposed individuals have been able to get financial compensation for their medical costs and other damages by bringing a mesothelioma lawsuit because of its severity.

Between the 1940s and 1970s, asbestos was a very affordable insulator and fire-retardant material utilized in homebuilding. When asbestos isn't disturbed, it's quite safe and poses little risk to those who live near it. When asbestos fibers break, however, the fibers are discharged into the air, where they can enter the body and irritate organs and lungs if breathed in.

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What Are Asbestos Exposure Signs And Symptoms?

When a person is exposed to asbestos for an extended length of time, mesothelioma, the most prevalent asbestos-related illness, develops. When mesothelioma is discovered, it can produce flu-like symptoms, fluid build-up in the heart, chest discomfort, weight loss, and exhaustion. Other symptoms to look out for include:

  • Shortness of breath
  • A dry cough
  • wheezing
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chest tightness
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Fingertips and toes that become more rounded known as "clubbing"

All asbestos exposure victims who have had these symptoms for a lengthy period of time should seek expert medical help immediately.

Jobs Exposed To Asbestos In Pennsylvania

Those working in the manufacturing, construction, and mining industries are at significant risk of asbestos exposure because of the prevalence of asbestos in building materials. The following professions are responsible for some of the majority asbestos-related deaths:

  • Construction
  • Metalworker
  • Oil refinery worker
  • Structural engineer
  • Machinist
  • Warehouse worker
  • Custodian
  • Ceiling and floor manufacturer
  • Plumber
  • Electricians
  • Shipyard workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Asbestos miners

The risk of mesothelioma is usually proportional to the length and frequency of asbestos exposure. The higher the degree of exposure, the more likely it is that respiratory irritation may occur. Asbestos victims who have been confirmed with mesothelioma may be eligible to submit a claim with an experienced Pennsylvania mesothelioma lawyer.

Can I Sue For Asbestos Exposure?

Since the late 1960s, people who developed cancer after being exposed to asbestos have pursued mesothelioma claims. Thousands of workers who developed mesothelioma initiated legal action against the firms that exposed them and their families to the harmful substance. In the early 2000s, over 700,000 asbestos claims were submitted, resulting in huge court asbestos rulings and settlements all throughout the country. If you were exposed to asbestos, you may join hundreds of other Americans fighting for justice.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits Caused By Asbestos Exposure

A mesothelioma claim focuses on personal harm and negligence while the patient is still alive, whereas a wrongful death case for asbestos-related diseases is more appropriate after the victim has passed. When a loved one dies as a result of wrongful death, the family can file a wrongful death claim to seek mesothelioma compensation to cover funeral and memorial costs, pain and distress, and loss of companionship.

Free Consultations From An Asbestos Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, long-term asbestos exposure is likely to have had a role in the health's decline. It's critical to consult with a mesothelioma lawyer, whether you feel your illness was caused by asbestos exposure or anything else. Asbestos victims should get legal help from a reputable firm such as Justice Guardians. Our experienced injury attorneys have the resources and knowledge to examine your case and identify the best legal choices for you.

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