At Dolman Law Group, we are experienced Clearwater Mesothelioma Attorneys dedicated to getting our clients the compensation they deserve. If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma call us today for a free case evaluation.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer; the name refers to the particular membrane where this cancer develops. The mesothelium is a protective line that encases the internal organs, and every person has three of these protective membranes that can be affected by exposure to asbestos: the Pleura (the protective lining surrounding the lungs), the Peritoneum (encasing all abdominal organs) and the Pericardium (surrounding the heart).
There are many ways through which a person may come into contact with asbestos and therefore be placed at risk of developing any of these forms of mesothelioma. However, there are certain lines of work that caused particularly high levels of asbestos exposure, including:
In the late 19th century and up through the 20th century, asbestos was used as a common building material, particularly in naval ships and pipes in military buildings like mess halls, sleeping quarters and boiler rooms. Of particular interest to our nation’s veterans is the fact that the symptoms of mesothelioma can take up to 50 years to manifest in its victims. If you or someone close to you developed any form of mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos through your service in the military, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries. Contact one of our Clearwater mesothelioma attorneys for a free case evaluation.
While the use of asbestos as a building material has been discontinued, there is still a risk of exposure in older buildings which may not have been completely renovated to eliminate the threat.
Many 19th and 20th century railroad equipment was built using asbestos because of its ability to insulate and soundproof rail cars. While this dangerous element is no longer used in the construction of rail road materials, people who worked in this industry in the past may still be at risk of developing this lethal form of cancer. People who worked in the railroad industry during the 20th century were likely exposed to high levels of asbestos, particularly those individuals who worked in locomotive or brake inspection or track and signal repair. Call one of our mesothelioma attorneys in Clearwater today if you feel you have been a victim of this kind of situation. Remember, in some cases mesothelioma symptoms may not present themselves until 20 to 50 years after the dangerous exposure.
Prior to 1979, asbestos was widely used in a number of manufactured goods. The assembly line workers manufacturing these goods were often forced to work long hours in large factories with poor ventilation systems. At particular risk in this group are those individuals who operated drill presses or grinding machines, which may have themselves contained asbestos. Even though the use of asbestos has since been banned in the manufacture of goods, the symptoms of this lethal cancer can take anywhere from 20-50 years to notice. Call one of our Clearwater mesothelioma attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Prior to the national ban on the use of asbestos in 1979, many homes and office buildings were constructed using this dangerous material because of its insulation and sound proofing properties. Because they were required to interact with materials containing asbestos on a daily basis, many construction workers and contractors were exposed to high levels of asbestos. Many of these workers have only recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma as the symptoms of this dangerous cancer can sometimes take 20-50 years to present themselves. Even though the use of asbestos was subsequently banned in the United States, many homes build prior to that time still contained this toxic material. Accordingly, contractors and construction workers who renovated homes built prior to 1979 are also at risk for asbestos exposure and development of mesothelioma.
Even brief exposure to asbestos can lead to the development of mesothelioma within the body. As the amount of exposure increases, so does the risk of mesothelioma. Call one of our Clearwater Mesothelioma attorneys today to start receiving compensation for your illness!
If you or someone close to you developed any form of mesothelioma following exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to recover for your injuries. Please contact the experienced Clearwater mesothelioma attorneys at Dolman Law Group, for a free consultation and case evaluation. 727-451-6900.