District of Columbia Mesothelioma Lawyers
Mesothelioma is a serious disease that was once a rare occurrence, but now affects 3000 new people each year. This disease inhabits the chest cavity causing cancer in the lungs and surrounding organs. Asbestos is a mineral that was once known as a miracle mineral used for heat protection in industrial settings. The use of the mineral dates back to the early 1900's, with the rate of diagnosis having gone up 80% since 1980. There is a long history of construction and renovation where there was potentially a great risk of asbestos exposure. If you were on one of the many job sites in association with asbestos exposure, call for legal help and file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Washington DC.
Most asbestos cases are linked directly to occupational exposure. Workers have endured dangerous conditions, such as asbestos exposure since the early 1900's. Asbestos is a mineral that is found in heating and construction materials, shipyards, military buildings, auto repair, railroad, mills, and other industries. Workers become exposed to asbestos dust when the mineral is stirred up, released into the air, and can then be breathed into the lungs. The pain and suffering is something that cannot be recovered; seek justice for your family by contacting a mesothelioma attorney.
In most diagnosis cases, the disease is already advanced with symptoms that did not develop for decades since the first exposure. The symptoms depend on the area that is infected, including the space around the heart, cells lining the abdomen, and the tissue around the lungs. Any discovered symptoms should be discussed with a physician, promptly. Symptoms that appear are pain in the chest and abdomen, swelling, weight loss, night sweats, anemia, unusual coughing, fatigue, lumps of tissue, and low blood sugar. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer at your earliest convenience if you have these symptoms.
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