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Workers across many industries were exposed to dangerous asbestos dust clouds in a variety of production and manufacturing processes before the substance was banned in the 1970s. Since it can take decades for asbestos exposure to lead to serious illness, many victims of exposure are only now developing debilitating and life-threatening illnesses.


If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer, you may be entitled to compensation from negligent companies who have large funds available to compensate injured workers.

Due to current, pending asbestos legislation that may limit or take away your ability to receive compensation for your injuries, you must act now!

We can put you in touch with asbestos lawyers that can help.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos was a common building material used for a variety of applications from the 1920s to the 1970s. The material offered significant advantages to many construction projects including its resistance to heat and flame. The substance also prevented corrosion and did not conduct electricity, making it the perfect material for many commercial and industrial applications. Due to its versatility, the material was incorporated into thousands of products such as pipes, brake linings, textile materials, furnaces and many building materials. The material was also used widely in naval vessels until the 1970s.

Where was I exposed to asbestos?

While the use of asbestos has been banned in the United States since approximately 1975, about 8 million Americans may already have been exposed through various occupations, such as:

  • Miners
  • Ship Builders
  • Factory Workers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Construction Workers

What are the risks?

The biggest danger concerning asbestos, is inhaling the fibers of the material over a long period of time. Those most at risk for serious illness include workers who processed or handled raw asbestos on a daily basis, such as factory workers or miners. Naval shipyard workers are also at increased risk from asbestos exposure.

Longterm asbestos exposure has been proven to lead to serious illnesses including:


Asbestosis is a serious, progressive, long-term disease of the lungs. Asbestosis is not a cancer. Inhaling asbestos fibers that irritate and inflame lung tissues, causing the lung tissues to scar, causes asbestosis. The scarring makes it hard to breathe and difficult for oxygen and carbon dioxide pass through the lungs. Asbestosis generally progresses slowly. The latency period for the onset of asbestosis is typically 10-20 years after the initial exposure. The disease can vary from asymptomatic (no symptoms) to disabling and potentially fatal.

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a malignant tumor that invades and obstructs the lung’s air passages. Cigarette smoking greatly increases the likelihood of a person developing lung cancer as the result of asbestos exposure.


Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure many years before the cancer develops. The most common type of mesothelioma is pleural mesothelioma. The pleura is a thin membrane found between the lungs and the chest cavity. It provides a lubricated surface so that the lungs do not rub and chafe against the chest walls.

Pleural Abnormalities

Persons with significant exposure to asbestos are at risk for developing various types of pleural (lining of the lungs) abnormalities. These abnormalities include pleural plaques, pleural thickening, pleural calcification, and pleural mesothelioma.

Asbestos Lawsuits

Many workers and their families began filing asbestos lawsuits in the early 1960s against asbestos manufacturers. Most lawsuits alleged that asbestos manufacturers acted with malice by willfully hiding the dangerous effects that asbestos exposure caused. Plaintiffs also cited a failure for many companies to protect workers from asbestos exposure and injury and charged that all diseases resulting from such exposure were entirely preventable.

Members of the military and their families have also brought asbestos lawsuits as a result of their exposure to asbestos while serving in the Navy or other branches of the armed forces.

Due to the length of time it can take before exposure to asbestos leads to serious illness, asbestos litigation is ongoing with up to 3,000 new cases developing each year.

What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis or other asbestos-related injury, we can help you find asbestos lawyers who can recover damages for you.

Please note, your time may be short to collect compensatory or punitive damages for your serious injuries, due to pending asbestos litigation. Most asbestos cases are settled out of court, but you need the right asbestos lawyers working for you to achieve the best results.

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