Understanding Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer & Asbestosis

Although industrial workers suffer the highest rates of contracting respiratory diseases, asbestos exposure cuts across all industries and across all socioeconomic strata. An executive who spent years managing production at a steel mill may be just as susceptible as the worker on the shop floor. A truck driver hauling sand and gravel from a concrete pit may be breathing in the same silica dust as the millwright or auto mechanic relining brake pads. Although greater and longer exposure certainly increases the chances of developing mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, even short-term exposure can result in fibrosis of the lungs.

Workers who are heavily exposed to silica dust can carry the dust home on their clothing, exposing their spouses and children to the microscopic fibers.

What If It Has Been Years Since Your Exposure?

Medical research has proven that any exposure to sand and asbestos dust can leave fibers imbedded in the lining of the lungs forever. When someone develops lung cancer, mesothelioma or asbestosis, it can be assumed that exposure is the possible cause, despite smoking cigarettes.

Of the three respiratory conditions associated with asbestos, lung cancer and mesothelioma are certainly the most frequently fatal, but all are very serious. Generally speaking, developing asbestosis requires the heaviest exposure over a prolonged period of time, but will not necessarily result in death. However, a diagnosis of these conditions certainly means prolonged medical treatment and costs.

If you have been diagnosed or you are the adult child of a retired parent who has been diagnosed, you owe it to yourself to determine whether exposure to asbestos may be the cause.

The Legal Experience To Help. The Human Experience To Care.

At D'Amico Law Offices in Pittsburgh, you will find a family team of uniquely qualified asbestos litigation attorneys ready to aggressively represent you with compassion and commitment. We know how prolonged, serious medical conditions like these can destroy lives. You will find us ready to use our legal experience to help and our human experience to care about your family.

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Contact us to arrange a free consultation in our offices in Pittsburgh or in your home or hospital room. Reach us by phone at 412-906-8180 or by email.