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Do you have health problems from asbestos exposure? Call a mesothelioma lawyer!
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that has many industrial applications and is used in thousands of consumer products in the United States. In the past fifty years asbestos has been linked to diseases among workers with routine exposure to it, most notably: mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has been diagnosed with lung disease, cancer, or a digestive system illness, please contact a mesothelioma lawyer from The Balkin Law Group.
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What is Asbestos?
Asbestos has been used by humans for thousands of years for its many desirable physical properties, including: resistance to fire, electricity, and chemicals, sound absorbing properties, tensile strength, and affordability of the naturally occurring mineral. The mineral forms in fibers and resembles fiberglass. Asbestos can be used in insulation for pipes, wires, and houses because it does not conduct heat or electricity.
Along with it’s many desirable properties, it has been discovered that asbestos is dangerous to people who have constant exposure to it. If you have been exposed to asbestos and are having suspicious respiratory symptoms, call a mesothelioma lawyer from The Balkin Law Group today.
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Health Concerns Related to Asbestos
Major medical studies into the health effects of asbestos were done in the 1960’s. Workers who were exposed to heavy doses of asbestos fibers over an extended period of time began displaying terrible diseases.
Mesothelioma: This is an extremely rare form of cancer that attacks the thin membrane covering the lungs, abdomen, and chest. Workers at mines, factories, mills, and shipyards that use asbestos, along with those who install asbestos insulation are particularly prone to this disease. If you have been diagnosed with this disease, call a mesothelioma lawyer from the Balkin Law Group today.
Lung Cancer: Inhaling asbestos for an extended period of time can lead to lung cancer. However, those who have had extreme exposure to asbestos and also smoke are even more prone to lung cancer. If you have been exposed to asbestos and are experience: coughing, shortness of breath, or persistent chest pains or hoarseness, consult a doctor and call a lung cancer and mesothelioma lawyer from the Balkin Law Group as soon as possible.
Asbestosis: This is a chronic respiratory disease that is incredibly serious but not cancerous. Inhaling asbestos for extended periods of time can damage lungs, ultimately forming dangerous scar tissue in your lungs. If you have been exposed to asbestos and are experiencing: shortness of breath, or a dry crackling sound from the lungs while breathing, consult a doctor and call an asbestosis and mesothelioma lawyer from the Balkin Law Group as soon as possible.
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There are no early warning symptoms for these diseases. These diseases are usually diagnosed years after they begin to develop.
Since Asbestos occurs naturally it is found in the air, water and soil around us. However, these diseases are usually found in those who have continual, long-term exposure to asbestos. If you have worked with asbestos and are having symptoms of mesothelioma or lung cancer, call a mesothelioma lawyer from The Balkin Law Group today.