If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, chances are you were exposed to asbestos at some time in your life. Our pharmaceutical liability lawyers are here to help. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is most commonly associated with exposure to, and inhalation of, asbestos fibers in the workplace. Mesothelioma can appear decades after being exposed to asbestos, either in industries where asbestos was used as a material in manufacturing and construction or in environments where products containing asbestos were being installed or removed. Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that begins in the cells of the mesothelium. The mesothelium is a protective lining that coats internal organs in the human body. The most predominant known site in the human body where mesothelioma develops is the pleura or the outer lining of the lungs.
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Due to the prevalent use of asbestos as insulation material throughout the 20th century, workers in over 70 different industries have been identified as having a risk of high levels of exposure to asbestos. Asbestos miners, electricians, construction workers, carpenters, factory workers, mill workers, firefighters, shipyard workers, power plant workers, plumbers, aircraft mechanics, automobile mechanics, and oil refinery workers are representative examples of the industries where asbestos is found in large amounts. Miners are most commonly exposed to asbestos because the substance contaminates and is interlaced with many mined materials.
Many World War II Navy veterans were also exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos due to the fact that asbestos was commonly used in the building of battleships and destroyers. Because so many buildings were constructed using asbestos-based insulation, many other workers not usually associated with asbestos industries have also been victims of mesothelioma. Teachers, bankers, doctors, or anyone who worked in buildings with asbestos insulating materials have been found to be suffering from mesothelioma.
Experienced Asbestos Lawyers in Huntsville
At our personal injury law firm, Morris, King & Hodge, P.C., we are extremely familiar with the legal aspects of pursuing a claim for asbestos-related mesothelioma victims. As a group of knowledgeable, dedicated, compassionate, and well respected personal injury lawyers, we have been fighting for the rights of injured clients since 1966 and have over 100 years of collective experience. We are recognized as one of the best law firms in America and have been passionate about recovering just compensation for our clients no matter how complex or difficult the litigation. If you have worked in any of the following job sites in and around Huntsville, and have been diagnosed with, or are suffering from symptoms associated with, mesothelioma, please contact our attorneys for a consultation as soon as possible.
Many companies throughout the Huntsville area and the state have been reported to have had high levels of asbestos present in their buildings and operations. Please take the time to contact us today to learn more about how we can help you if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Call us at 256-677-4376.