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Asbestos was used in buildings such as schools, churches and office buildings for decades because of its impressive insulating and fire-retardant capabilities. It was not known at the time that it was deadly. There are regulations in place now to limit the use of asbestos, but there are thousands of people who are now living with the effects of working with asbestos. Due to this, in recent years, asbestos lawsuits have been becoming more common. Since there are more cases of asbestosis and mesothelioma now than ever, there are many people who are suing the companies that caused their exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma is a very severe form of cancer that used to be quite rare. It is becoming more common in recent years because it is caused by working with asbestos. Although the disease is fatal, if it is found in its earliest stages, it is much easier to treat, and can carry a much better prognosis than if it's found later. The key to a good prognosis, as with all cancers, is early detection. If you have worked with asbestos in the past, then you should visit your doctor immediately, especially if you are noticing that you are experiencing shortness of breath or pain in the back and the abdomen.

If mesothelioma is detected early enough, there are options. The first thing that doctors usually do is perform surgery to remove as many of the cancerous cells as possible. This removes the tumor and usually makes the following treatments more effective. Following surgery, patients will usually undergo radiation or chemotherapy. The amount of therapy that you will need depends on how far the disease has progressed. Some people will need to receive it on a daily basis but others might only need a monthly dose of treatment.

Another common ailment of asbestos exposure is asbestosis. This is typically less severe than mesothelioma but it can become serious if left untreated. Much like mesothelioma, asbestosis is characterized by a shortness of breath, and pain in the chest, and is very common with people who have worked with asbestos for a long period of time.

A notable portion of asbestos lawsuits are filed by veterans who served in the Navy. The Navy used asbestos on their ships and the troops worked either directly or indirectly with it. One veteran was recently awarded over $30 million in a settlement after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. Therefore, many Navy veterans are using mesothelioma lawyers to get the money that they deserve.

Other common occupations whose workers were exposed to asbestos include construction workers, factory workers, plumbers, and electricians. There is a high chance that these types of workers came across some form of asbestos during their career, whether in the form of pipe insulation, wiring, or home insulation.

If you have ever worked with asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact a lawyer. If your exposure was due to negligence by the hand of an employer or contractor, you may be entitled to some form of compensation for your medical expenses Many law firms that specialize in personal injury will offer a free consultation. This is a great way to find out if you have enough proof to be successful in an asbestos lawsuit. These types of lawyers know all there is to know about asbestos, so they will be able to tell you what options are open to you.


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