Mesothelioma is a harmful form of cancer that is a result of asbestos exposure. If you have symptoms of Mesothelioma, it is crucial that you speak to a Mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. It is likely that you have developed this cancer from the workplace, which means it is not your fault. Your employer probably did a poor job communicating the danger associated with asbestos exposure and failed to make necessary precautions to make the situation safer. An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer can fight for your rights and help get you the compensation you deserve.


Asbestos is a natural mineral that exists in the form of a fiber. During the twentieth century, the mineral was put into a huge variety of construction and household products. Some of these products included:


  • concrete and cement
  • bricks
  • pipes
  • insulation
  • drywall
  • flooring
  • roofing
  • paints
  • electrical appliances
  • plastics
  • rubber


With so many products containing asbestos, there have been a huge number of occupations that have been exposed to the mineral throughout the years. The occupation with the highest risk of asbestos exposure in the past was mining. Luckily, asbestos is no longer mined in the United States, but the effects have taken its toll on those who have been exposed. In addition to miners, those who have worked in the construction, automotive, and shipbuilding industries also have a high risk of asbestos exposure. Other occupations at risk of asbestos exposure include:


  • Appliance Installers
  • Asbestos Plant Workers
  • Blacksmiths
  • Chemical Plant Workers
  • Electricians
  • Factory Workers
  • HVAC Mechanics
  • Industrial Workers
  • Oil Refinery Workers
  • Plumbers
  • Railroad Workers
  • Steel Mill Workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Metal Workers
  • Paper Mill Workers
  • Power Plant Workers
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Textile Mill Workers
  • and many more

In some cases, Mesothelioma can take over 20-50 years after the exposure for symptoms to occur. In addition, secondary Mesothelioma is a growing problem, as we are realizing you do not have to be directly exposed to asbestos to contract the disease. If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you need a Mesothelioma lawyer fighting for your best interests. There is compensation available, and time is a sensitive matter. Call the Balkin Law Group today at 888-751-5908 and speak with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer.


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