MESOTHELIOMA / ASBESTOS RELATED DISEASES

Have you or someone you know been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease?  If so, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group may be able to help.  Billions of dollars have been set aside in court ordered trusts to compensate mesothelioma victims and their families.

What Are Mesothelioma and Asbestos Related Diseases?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer in which a membrane covering internal organs of the body, called the mesothelium, becomes cancerous and malignant.  Unfortunately, the disease is often far along by the time it is discovered because it spreads easily to other parts of the membrane and its symptoms are similar to many other medical conditions.

The most common cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.  What is asbestos?  Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring mineral fibers.  These fibers are naturally resistant to heat and conducting electricity, and it was therefore widely used in the past.  Unfortunately, the asbestos fibers are extremely thin (many times smaller than a human hair) and they easily separate from each other.  When that happens, they can be inhaled, ingested, or sometimes even absorbed through the skin.  They can then lodge in tissues and over time cause various asbestos related diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma.

Common Types of Asbestos Exposure

Because of the prevalent use of asbestos in a variety of industries in the past, there are many kinds of workers who may have been exposed to asbestos.  Unfortunately, sometimes those workers even bring the fibers home on their clothing, resulting in secondhand exposure that can also cause mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Given the widespread use of asbestos in the past, the types of jobs where workers may have been exposed (and their families through second hand exposure) include:

  • Auto mechanics and others in the automotive field
  • Construction workers, including boilermakers, cement workers, demolition, electricians, HVAC, insulators, pipefitters, plumbers, and roofers
  • Firefighters
  • Military
  • Shipbuilders

Even people not associated with these kinds of industries can be exposed to asbestos.  Because older homes might have materials in them that contain asbestos, asbestos exposure can happen at home, as well.

Have You Or A Family Member Developed Mesothelioma Or Another Asbestos Related Disease?

If you or a family member has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, the attorneys at the Keith Williams Law Group are here to assist you in considering your legal options.  Contact the Keith Williams Law Group for a free evaluation.