Our Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyers represent individuals who have developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure. We also represent the survivors and the estates of individuals who have died as the result of an asbestos-related disease. For more information on estate cases, see Pennsylvania Estate Administration Lawyers

If a doctor diagnosed you with mesothelioma or another disease following exposure to this toxic substance, our Philadelphia Asbestos Lawyers can help you obtain the justice you deserve.

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a group of minerals used for insulation and fire-proofing in a wide variety of industries. Although many federal laws and regulations regarding the use and removal of asbestos currently exist, individuals who were exposed to asbestos years ago are still developing mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases today. People most commonly affected include:

  • Construction workers
  • Ship builders
  • Auto workers
  • Aircraft workers
  • Railroad workers
  • Asbestos miners
  • Electricians
  • Oil and gas workers
  • Workers in cosmetic, pharmaceutical, plastics, and other chemical industries
  • Workers who remove or demolish floors, walls, ceilings, or insulation that contains asbestos
  • People who work in buildings with asbestos wall and pipe insulation
  • People who work in buildings with sealants that contain asbestos
  • People who work in buildings with floors, walls, and ceilings that contain asbestos
  • People who worked with or near asbestos or products made with this substance
  • Families of people who work with or near asbestos (the workers often carry the fibers home on their skin, hair, and clothes)
  • People who live near industries that use asbestos or products made with this substance

Asbestos Diseases

Inhaling asbestos fibers can cause more than one disease in the same person. These diseases can surface years or decades apart. This is true even when the same exposure caused both (or more) diseases. Asbestos-related diseases that can cause life-changing effects and death include:

  • asbestos lung cancer
  • stomach cancer
  • colon cancer
  • esophageal cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • pleural disease (pleural scarring)
  • asbestosis (scarring in lung air sacs)
  • mesothelioma

For more information on mesothelioma and mesothelioma lawsuits, see Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers.

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