Asbestos exposure is the only cause of mesothelioma, cancer which develops on the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they remain stuck to the lining of the lungs, abdomen or heart forever, leading to symptoms such as severe inflammation and tissue scarring over time. Eventually, malignant tumors will appear on the affected area of the body. It is also worthy of note that mesothelioma ensues within 20 to 50 years after you were exposed to asbestos, as it has a long latency period.
During the last century, asbestos was present in over 5,000 consumer products, including household items such as hairdryers. However, the asbestos-containing products which cause the most harm are building materials. The following are only some of them:
As for the manufacturers of these hazardous products, there have been hundreds during the last century, the majority of which filed for bankruptcy, but established asbestos trust funds for injured people. Some of the most popular asbestos products manufacturers were:
If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, please do not hesitate to contact Atraxia Law. Our team will promptly examine your medical records to determine if you are eligible to receive financial compensation for your injury. However, because mesothelioma has only one cause, namely asbestos exposure, nearly all cases qualify for filing a claim, a process with which we will gladly and efficiently assist you with. The most common symptoms of mesothelioma are:
In one of the largest jury verdicts in a single mesothelioma cancer case, a Los Angeles jury awarded more than $208 million in damages to a 71 year-old California woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos dust that her husband brought home on his uniform every day in the early 1970s, while working for the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
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Talking to a lawyer can be intimidating and scary. We help you understand what is involved in a claim and if you potentially qualify before we pass you on to an Attorney. Atraxia Law is the first step to see if you qualify for compensation. We have successfully helped individuals who have been involved with challenging personal injuries that have resulted in a cash payout. Our team will carefully go over your specific situation so we have a clear understanding of your needs and will determine if you meet the preliminary requirements for a claim. This process is a quick and simple phone call with one of our case managers. We look forward to hearing from you.