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Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was, and still is, used in a number of consumer products, as well as in the construction of buildings and large machines. For more than a century, asbestos was considered the best building material, because it did not burn, was very durable and flexible, and did not conduct heat. In Alaska, asbestos was a popular material in shipyards and oil refineries, two of the state's largest industries and places of employment. While asbestos is a good material for insulating and building, it is also very harmful. Exposure to asbestos fibers can lead to a deadly cancer known as mesothelioma. Asbestos-related mesothelioma has killed thousands of people, and many more people are at risk for developing it.

Mesothelioma fibers are inhaled or ingested, but cannot be broken down in the body. Instead, they become embedded and trapped in the tissues of the lungs, the heart, and/or the chest. Once they are trapped, fluid can build up, and the sensitive lung tissue becomes scarred. Asbestos fibers that may have been swallowed can even be found in the stomach several decades later. Mesothelioma is a slow cancer and develops over time. It can take many years, even decades, for a tumor to form and for the tissues to become inflamed to the point that it impairs everyday functions and abilities. Too often, people find out they have a severe case of mesothelioma cancer when it's far too late to effectively treat it.

Mesothelioma occurs in different areas of the body; each area where the cancer develops gives name to a different type of mesothelioma. There are three different types:
The most common form is pleural mesothelioma, which is found in the lung tissues and the tissues lining the chest cavity.
The second type is peritoneal, which includes the organs and tissues in the abdominal cavity. Approximately 10 to 20 percent of all mesothelioma cases are of this type.
The third type of mesothelioma is known as pericardial, which affects the tissues of the heart. It is the rarest and most deadly type of mesothelioma because it is hard to treat with traditional methods.
If you were exposed to asbestos in Alaska and suspect you may have any of these forms of mesothelioma, contact your doctor right away. He or she will run a variety of tests in order to make an accurate diagnosis, and start you on the necessary treatments as soon as possible.

If you have not already contacted a lawyer regarding a possible lawsuit against your former employer, it is important that you do so. Many mesothelioma patients have been able to get large cash settlements from the companies that have wronged them, and if you are able to find a good lawyer to represent you, there is no reason why you shouldn't be afforded the same privilege. With thousands of asbestos and mesothelioma cases tried and settled over the past two decades, the asbestos exposure issue has been the largest tort in American history. Considering the pain and suffering you have endured from mesothelioma, you deserve compensation as well.

Additionally, a good lawyer will have the background, skills and abilities that are necessary to bring about the resolution to your lawsuit that you desire. Asbestos and mesothelioma cases need specialized experience due to the large amount of paperwork, litigation, and courtroom time they require. Large companies that are being sued are used to this, and may have powerful teams of lawyers behind them as well. If you are serious about winning your case, you'll need the best mesothelioma lawyer/attorney possible. Your Alaska mesothelioma lawyer/attorney should advise upon the best course of action for possible lawsuit and litigation actions. Pursuing legal action with the help of an experienced attorney will help you punish those responsible for the asbestos poisoning and will also provide financial security to you and your family. Contact a local Alaska Mesothelioma lawyer/attorney today.


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