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Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Asbestos Disease

Asbestos was once considered something of a wonder material for its durability and its resistance to heat and corrosion. There was a time when it could be found in textiles, drywall, clothing, gaskets, insulation, cement, pumps, brakes, machinery and other building materials. That changed years ago when it was discovered that asbestos exposure could be linked to serious health conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. Even though asbestos isn’t as prominent as it once was, asbestos-related illnesses still affect thousands of Americans every year.What is Asbestos?Asbestos is a group of naturally-occurring fibrous minerals. The minerals have thin, microscopic...

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Mesothelioma Compensation: How Much is Enough?

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, asbestos is a name given to a fibrous material that has been used as a fire retardant and insulator. Asbestos is known to be a leading cause of several life-threatening diseases. These diseases include asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma. The number of deaths where asbestos exposure was the leading cause of death was nearly 30,000 for the 12-year period of 1999 to 2010, an average of 2,500 deaths a year. Another 1,500 Americans died from malignant mesothelioma where asbestos exposure was a contributing, not the leading cause.Individuals who worked in certain industries,...

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Getting Started with Your Asbestos Lawsuit

The dangers of asbestos exposure are well-known by now, but proving that your poor health stems from asbestos exposure and that you are entitled to monetary compensation because of it can be tricky. Asbestos was common in a number of American industries for close to 100 years; it hasn’t been widely used for over three decades. Symptoms for asbestosis and mesothelioma usually don’t present themselves until several years after prolonged asbestos exposure. All of this can make filing asbestos lawsuits a daunting task, but with the right asbestos law firm you and your family can receive the compensation you deserve....

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Exposed to Asbestos? Know Your Rights!

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, over 1 million workers head to work each day with their life on the line. It’s not from falls, accidents or other risks either. Instead, these workers risk their lives due to the hazards associated with asbestos exposure.Asbestos exposure has been linked to countless illnesses and diseases, and many of the symptoms can take years to manifest. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other ailments linked to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. If you want the reparations you are entitled to, make sure you know your rights...

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Asbestos exposure affects more than mill workers

Asbestos has been a threat for centuries more than people realize. Modern use didn’t expand until the Industrial Revolution, but its discovery dates back to 2500 B.C. as a way to strengthen ceramic pots and utensils. Since then, it’s been used in many products, including tiles, insulation, crayons and clothing.Because most asbestos poisoning cases happen in those who worked with or around the mineral, many believe that is the sole source of exposure. The extensive use between the 1800s and 1970s allowed many more to be exposed to asbestos without realizing the danger.Fortunately, regulations have reduced the amount of asbestos...

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