The Causes of Mesothelioma
Dallas Mesothelioma Lawyer
When an individual suffers an injury, illness, or disease, identifying the cause of the condition is essential in order to determine if another person or entity is financially responsible. In cases of mesothelioma, there is only one known cause: exposure to asbestos.
At Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP, our Dallas mesothelioma attorneys represent individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, as well as families who have watched as mesothelioma overtook a loved one. We offer compassionate support to our clients as we aggressively pursue an asbestos cancer claim on their behalf.
Schedule your free consultation with our firm today—call (214) 301-5007 or contact us online.
Asbestos Exposure Can Cause Mesothelioma
Approximately 2,000 to 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year. However, for most people, the cause of their cancerous disease occurred 20 to 50 years before symptoms surfaced and they were diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.
About Asbestos and Asbestos Exposure
Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that is resistant to heat, fire, water, and erosion. Asbestos has been used by construction, automotive, and manufacturing industries for insulation, fireproofing, and much more. Because symptoms of mesothelioma do not surface until decades or even half of a century later, people who worked in these industries and were regularly exposed to asbestos in the 1940s through the 1970s are only now learning how the asbestos exposure has affected them. Because asbestos can also attach to clothing and other materials, family and friends of workers in these industries were also exposed to asbestos through secondhand asbestos exposure.
Exposure to asbestos does not always result in mesothelioma. Many people who were heavily exposed to asbestos never inhaled or ingested asbestos fibers. However, you should always discuss work history involving asbestos exposure with your doctor in order to facilitate a more effective diagnosis.
Contact a Mesothelioma Claims Attorney
Compensation can alleviate much of the financial strain felt by families dealing with a mesothelioma diagnosis. To learn how an experienced asbestos litigation attorney at our law firm can help, contact Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP for a free consultation.
Do not suffer from mesothelioma alone—schedule a consultation with our firm so we can fight for the resources you deserve.