Alabama Mesothelioma Lawyers
Asbestos is a group of microscopic and naturally occurring mineral fibers that are easily inhaled or swallowed and can cause deadly illnesses such as asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and other cancers. If you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace and have been diagnosed with one of these illnesses then you may have a claim for damages and should contact an Alabama asbestos lawyer today at (205) 201-1789 for a free consultation.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer of the mesothelium (the lining around the lungs, heart, and chest) that seems to be almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Victims of asbestos exposure sometimes will not develop symptoms of asbestos related diseases for decades after exposure.
If you have been exposed to asbestos, this exposure could be the cause of your being diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer as long as 25 years after the exposure (it is not even unusual to develop these diseases 35 years after exposure). If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then give our Birmingham, Alabama mesothelioma lawyer a call today at (205) 201-1789 for a free consultation with an asbestos attorney.
Secondary exposure to asbestos is deadly too, and occurs when the fibers are released into the air and breathed in by others. Mesothelioma and other cancers have developed in members of workers’ families where the only contact with asbestos were the fibers on the clothes or skin that he/she brought home from work.
Some products that contain asbestos are agricultural products (potting mixtures, fertilizers, agricultural filler), apparel and textiles (glassblower mitts, metal mesh blanket), construction and demolition (cement pipes, decorative plaster, heating ducts, insulation mix/duct/coating/jacketing/seal, masonry fill, ceiling tiles, and paint. When you call and speak with our asbestos exposure lawyer, we will be able to discuss your past work history (or family work history) to determine if you may have a claim.
Additional products containing asbestos are pipe insulation, roofing felt and shingles, sheetrock spackle, tar, vinyl wallpaper), electrical products (appliance components, electric wiring insulation, generators), fireproofing materials, Navy sealer, Marine panels, adhesives, cooling towers, boiler wall coat and insulation, pumps, fume hoods, machine room ducts, turbines, valve rings, welding blankets, and welding rods.
Some professions that commonly come into contact with this dangerous material and are especially susceptible to asbestos exposure are construction workers (bricklayers, building engineers, carpenters, drywall installers, HVAC mechanics, boilermakers, masonry and cement workers, plumbers, roofers, painters, steamfitters, and steel and iron workers), auto mechanics (as well as automobile assembly workers and brake repairers), aerospace mechanics, and missile and aircraft production workers.
Other professions commonly in contact with this material are electrical and telephone linemen, railroad employees, crane operators, textile mill workers, machinists, protective clothing manufacturers, material products manufacturers, packing and gasket materials workers, coast guard personnel, longshoremen, merchant mariners, sailors, U.S. Navy personnel, and shipyard workers.
These companies that made profits from using asbestos in their products knew, or should have known, that it was deadly decades ago, but they continued to market, manufacture, and sell them without any warnings.
Our Birmingham, Alabama mesothelioma lawyers take these cases on contingency fee basis, so that our attorney fees are taken out of any award or settlement at the end of the case and you pay nothing unless you win your case or a settlement is reached.
If you think that you might have been exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or another asbestos related illness then call an asbestos lawyer for a free consultation at (205) 201-1789 to determine whether you might have a claim against these companies.+