Hire an Experienced Asbestos Lawyer
Are you or a loved one suffering from mesothelioma or another disease caused by asbestos exposure? You may be entitled to monetary damages, but you’ll need the guidance of an experienced asbestos lawyer. Explore your legal options by reaching out to D’Amico Law Offices, LLC. Our personal injury law firm helps clients pursue compensation for asbestos-related illness.
Compensation for Asbestos Exposure
People who are suffering from mesothelioma or asbestos exposure may be entitled to monetary compensation from a number of sources. These may include the company that installed or created the asbestos-contaminated insulation, a victims’ compensation fund, or an insurance company. Our attorneys can ensure that the appropriate parties are held accountable so that you receive deserved financial damages for medical bills and other related costs.
Signs of Asbestos Exposure
Many individuals who are diagnosed with cancer or scarring of the lungs spent many years of working in steel mills, in the shipbuilding industry, or on construction sites. Asbestos was widely used as insulation in houses, plants, and public buildings in the past. Symptoms may not show up until years after workplace exposure and typically include the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in the chest
- A cough that is getting worse
- A cough that brings up blood
- Weight loss
Cancer-causing Asbestos Fibers
Despite being a naturally occurring substance, asbestos mineral fibers cause significant health problems with exposure, usually from inhaling asbestos fibers. Asbestos has been classified as a carcinogenic by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
If you notice any of the symptoms above, even decades after exposure, you should be evaluated by your doctor for asbestos lung disease, cancerous mesothelioma, and scarring in the lungs, known as asbestosis. When you or a family member find yourself facing such a disease, we can help you understand the legal options available to you from an asbestos claim.
Diseases With Links to Asbestos
Asbestos lung disease can develop in a variety of ways. Many different types of cancer are linked to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive cancer that shows up many years after exposure to asbestos. This disease impacts the lining of the chest or abdomen. People who inhale asbestos fibers are also at risk for lung cancer. Asbestos has been linked to throat, colon, and ovarian cancer.
Additionally, asbestosis is a chronic disease that takes its name from these mineral fibers. Inhaling the fibers creates scarring in the lungs, which prevents them from expanding and contracting. This results in breathing difficulties. Currently, no treatment is available for this condition.
Due to the limits on when a lawsuit can be filed for asbestos exposure, it is essential to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after a diagnosis. Review our list of locations where workers may have been exposed to asbestos, and then reach out to D’Amico Law Offices, LLC to arrange a convenient time for your free consultation by calling (412) 652-9300. We proudly serve clients located in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.