Whenever people hear the word “asbestos” they do a little cringe. The building material, which has been banned in construction for several decades now, is known to cause major health problems. But that was not always the case. Before then 1970’s the material was commonly used in a variety of ways, and it wasn’t given much of a thought.
Today we know that exposure to asbestos has led to a lot of health issues. And unfortunately there is not much that can be done to prevent the lung cancer that is developing because you were exposed 30, 40, or even 50 years ago. But we do have options.
Companies that relied heavily on asbestos know that the material is causing cancer (and some other health problems) among those that worked closely with it. Many have set aside money to help cover medical expenses and damages. All you have to do is act now so that you can receive compensation for the damage that was done against your body.
Are you ready to take one less stressor out of your life? Then you need to speak with an asbestos attorney from Arentz Law Group P.C. right away. Our attorneys will work closely with you in order to get you the compensation that you deserve. Fill out the contact form on this page, or give us a call at 1-800-305-6000 to start your free consultation.
If your loved one passed away from lung cancer, and he or she worked in an industry that relied on asbestos, then we want to hear from you too!
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in construction applications for many centuries. While there were many dangers known for a long time, it wasn’t until the latter half of the 20th century that the risks really become well known. As science advanced, it was discovered that this mineral was directly linked to lung cancer.
There are actually a variety of different types of asbestos. They are all found naturally occurring, and they all function in roughly the same way. The differences are in color and how the fibers are shaped: some are curly other straight and needle like. The bottom line is that no matter what color, shape, or type, all forms of asbestos are just as deadly if they are inhaled.
Asbestos is what is called a friable substance. This is simply a fancy way of saying that when disturbed, it easily turns into dust that can be carried through the air. After the asbestos has been disturbed, if you are in close proximity, you end up inhaling the asbestos fibers into your lungs. This is where their structure comes into play.
With most dust, your body has a way of expelling it. However, the asbestos fibers, due to their shape, become lodged in your lung’s lining. There they cause irritation, and that irritation creates an environment perfectly suited for cancerous growth.
So how do you know if your cancer was caused by asbestos? The key is to look back and determine where you worked 30, 40, or even 50 years ago. If it was in an industrial setting, then you may have been exposed to high levels of asbestos. If you worked in one of the high risk industries, then you may have been exposed. If you know that you worked with asbestos laden products, then you very likely were exposed.
Are you suffering from lung cancer? Did you work around asbestos for an extended period of time? You may be entitled significant compensation. Your first step is to call an asbestos attorney at Arentz Law Group by dialing 1-800-305-6000. From there your attorney will work directly with you to determine your case, and help you receive the justice that you deserve. If your lung cancer was the result of asbestos exposure, then you should be compensated!
There are a variety of ways that lung cancer can form. However, if you worked in an industry that was heavily exposed to asbestos, then the probability that your lung cancer is a work-related accident is quite high. That exposure may have happened in a variety of ways.
For a good portion of the 20th century, asbestos was heavily used in construction. Because it is a great insulator, this mineral was used to wrap pipes and protect furnaces from starting fires. But over time the insulation would get dirty, and when you went to clean it you broke the asbestos loose. Those fibers became airborne, and they were sucked into your lungs. Those irritants, over the next few decades, caused your lung cancer to develop and spread.
There is a lot that is happening in your lungs after the cancer starts to develop. Here is what to expect when you have lung cancer caused by asbestos.
When you first learn of your asbestos lung cancer, your doctor will give you a prognosis. This differs from a diagnosis, which just tells you what is wrong, in that it tells you how far along the cancer is, and it gives an estimate on how long until the cancer will take over. The prognosis can range from a few months to several years depending on when you caught the cancer and how well treatment options work.
Unfortunately there is not much that can be done for lung cancer. The best that doctors currently know how to do is make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. But as the cancer grows and spreads breathing will become more difficult. Eventually you will require the use of oxygen. In the end, asbestos related lung cancer is fatal.
The biggest issue is that the damage to your body was not your fault! If you were in the workplace and you slipped on a wet floor and broke your leg, the employer would pay for your hospital bills. Since the employer provided an unsafe working environment (exposing you to asbestos) should the company not pay your hospital bills?
If you are ready to have justice served and to have your former company do what they can to right the wrong, then call an asbestos attorney with Arentz Law. You can schedule your free consultation at 1-800-305-6000.
The mineral asbestos is really quite remarkable. It was used in a lot of construction applications for its unique fire and chemical resistant capabilities. This mineral was incorporated into insulation to help prevent heat loss or transfer. The mineral allowed pipes, boilers, walls, and ceilings to have great fire resistance and still be able to keep their temperature. But it went further than that. Some companies were able to use it to prevent erosion due to chemical spills. This versatile and marvelous construction material had one major drawback: exposure causes lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.
The dangers of asbestos have been known for centuries. In fact, they were speculated on by the Romans hundreds of years ago. However, the mineral wasn’t classified as a human carcinogen until the 1970’s and it was banned from use in construction. The problem, however, was that many people were already injured. And now, decades later, those injuries are showing up. Thousands of people each year are diagnosed with lung cancer due to their exposure on the job.
You may be wondering if you worked with asbestos and you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, is it pretty much a guarantee that you will win an asbestos lawsuit? The answer is that there are no guarantees, but there are high probabilities. The asbestos lawyers at Arentz Law are highly trained when dealing with cases involving this dangerous mineral. The result is that as long as you meet the requirements (show that you worked around asbestos daily for many years and you now have lung cancer) then there is a high probability that we can help you receive compensation.
You were injured on the job many decades ago. The results of that injury are just now showing up, but you still deserve compensation! Don’t suffer in silence; your voice deserves to be heard. Call an asbestos attorney at 1-800-305-6000 and let Arentz Law help you offset those high medical bills.
Asbestos saw a wide variety of uses before it was banned. Because it has great insulation properties, and because it is very fire and chemical resistant, many industrial settings used it in their construction. But it went even beyond that. Asbestos was even used in some personal hygiene products.
But for the most part, those who were exposed to asbestos were exposed when they were on the job. Many of those jobs were blue collar where the worker was constantly bombarded with different hazards ranging from extreme temperature swings, to dangerous equipment, to dust and asbestos. Were you exposed during your working career? Is it possible that your lung cancer was caused by your asbestos exposure? Here are some of the major industries that were exposed.
Chemical Companies – By their very nature chemical companies deal with caustic substances. If any of these were to spill, the cleanup would be terribly difficult unless a product was used that was resistant to the chemicals. By incorporating asbestos into the flooring, wall coverings, and countertops, chemical companies protected the building.
Manufacturing – Manufacturing often uses furnaces to melt and help shape metals. Asbestos is a great insulator, and it is fire resistant. Using this mineral helped to minimize fires and other accidents. But as the asbestos aged, it broke down and was easily inhaled by those working in the factory.
Naval Shipyard – Naval boats require a lot of heat. From the production of the ships, to running the boilers and engines, there is heat produced. Asbestos is an easy product to use to help minimize that heat transfer. Unfortunately, it has resulted in lung cancer for a lot of shipyard workers.
Auto Industry – Like the shipyard industry, the auto industry uses a lot of heat. Especially when creating brake pads. These pads get extremely hot when the brakes are applied, to prevent this brake pads were made with asbestos. Those who helped manufacture brake pads were exposed every day.
Trade Industries – Those who worked in the trades, like roofers, plumbers, flooring installers, insulation installers, and many more were likely exposed to asbestos every day on their job. Different industries had different amounts of exposure, but most had at least some.
Did you work in an industry that may have been heavily exposed to asbestos? Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer? There’s a high probability that it wasn’t just random chance that your cancer was caused by the asbestos exposure! Call us today at 1-800-305-6000 to discuss your potential case. You are under no obligation, and all initial consultations are free of charge.
Most asbestos related cases are not discovered for decades after the exposure. While you may feel great for 10, 20, or even 30 years after you are done working, the mineral is taking its toll on your lungs. The result is that you are slowly developing cancer, even though you haven’t been around the dangerous substance in many years. Finally, when you cancer does pop up, you may feel that the asbestos exposure is unrelated.
Asbestos has been known to be a problem for humans for many centuries. It was first discovered that people who worked closely with asbestos would become sick as far back as the first century. But it wasn’t until the 1970’s when it became a big concern; it was in the 1980’s when it was banned, but that rule was overturned and some products may still contain it.
If you worked closely with asbestos, and you are now suffering from lung cancer, you may not realize that your cancer is a work-related injury. If you were not exposed on the job, then you would likely not be suffering from cancer. Because your injury took place on the job, your former employer should have to compensate you for your suffering!
But what can you expect from an asbestos settlement? We often see on the news the stories of these huge cases where people are awarded many millions of dollars. While those cases do happen, they are not how they usually play out. Generally speaking, asbestos settlements range from a few thousand dollars, to tens of thousands. Some have gone into 6 digits, but those are unique cases.
If you’re wondering how much you will be compensated for your lung cancer and your pain and suffering because you were exposed to asbestos on the job, the answer is that we will seek the maximum settlement that we can. We can’t put a price on your health, but we will work hard to ensure that you, and your family, are not left wondering how you will pay the bills.
Are you ready to receive justice for your workplace accident? Then give us a call at 1-800-305-6000. Our asbestos attorneys are ready to consult with you, free of charge, to determine the next steps in your asbestos lawsuit.
Asbestos is a unique substance. While it has a lot of great properties that make it desirable, it has some that make people want to avoid it at all costs. This mineral, when inhaled, gets lodged in the lungs. There it causes irritation and can lead to lung cancer, mesothelioma, or asbestosis. All three of these diseases prove to be fatal.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, and you were exposed to asbestos when you were working, you may wonder how long your asbestos lawsuit will take. We can’t give a specific answer because there are many different variables. Generally speaking most asbestos lawsuits never actually go to trial. Some companies have established a trust fund for victims, and your claim will be paid out of that trust, sometimes within a year. However, there are other suits that do go to trial and can take a year, two years, or sometimes even longer.
The bottom line is that when you are diagnosed with lung cancer, it’s in your best interest to act right away. Call an attorney from Arentz Law at 1-800-305-6000 to get started. Our highly trained asbestos attorneys will work to get your settlement finalized as quickly as possible.
Arentz Law Group P.C. is in the business of helping you receive justice. Just because your workplace injury took place decades ago doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be compensated for the pain and suffering that you are going through! Our attorneys are here to help you settle things.
Have you been diagnosed with lung cancer? Did you work in an industry that put you in harm’s way every day? Then it’s time you call us at 1-800-305-6000. An asbestos attorney located in Southern California will help you with your case. From your free consultation, to helping gather supporting documentation, to proving that your lung cancer isn’t random, but rather the result of your asbestos exposure while you were on the job, your attorney will guide you through the entire process.
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